I am an experienced diver (CMAS *** and over 300 dives) and wanted to take a break with my family (non-divers) at Christmas 2020 from 9 months of lock-downs. The Baron in Sahl Hasheesh was an evident choice because the hotel is really top-notch and Subex is a perfect and very reliable diving organisation. I had already stayed at the Baron once and had dived with Subex twice (at Sahl Hasheesh and some years ago at El Quseir – alas closed for the moment). Subex is managed very professionally by Johann and Verena Vifian. The equipment is in perfect condition, the dive guides are friendly and competent, the staff always helpful. For beginners the beach dives at the Baron are very easy because it is possible to wade progressively into the water. For experienced divers I recommend taking the day boat trip from Hurghada harbour. The two boats are not new but sturdy, well equipped with all that is necessary and the captains and crews are professionals with great experience. Food on the boats is local, freshly prepared and very good. Schedules and timing are respected, in true Swiss style! One day I had reserved a guided dive from the boat and eventually I was the only client (the other client was not feeling well). The trip was nevertheless maintained and I had two fantastic dives that day, in a magnificent site with pinnacles and no other divers than my guide Patrick and myself. I do not know many other diving centres who would have maintained that trip for just one client. I am very grateful for Subex for having kept their word.
Great people and great diving experience