Situated 100Km north of Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab has a laid back character all of its own. A horseshoe bay surrounded by mountains Dahab has managed to keep its small-town, hippy feel, unlike the larger centres like Sharm el Sheik and provides a haven for divers wanting to get away from the stresses of modern day life.
Dahab is fantastic for shore diving with depths for all levels amongst the maze of coral islands. Marine life includes reef fish, jacks, snapper, barracuda and perhaps even turtles. There are gentle reef slopes and coral gardens for beginners and some more challenging sites such as the Blue Hole or the Canyon for the more advanced. The Blue Hole is a seventy metre diameter hole in a reef table that has an archway in the bottom, leading to open sea. The Canyon is a channel that narrows at one end to become a covered tunnel. There are two marine parks in the Dahab region: Ras Mumlach, a seventy metre wall covered in hard and soft corals, and Ras Abu Galum, a wall with drop offs to over ninety metres.
The Dive Centre
For shore based and daily boat diving in Dahab, we use one of the most established dive centres in the area, Poseidon Divers.
Poseidon Divers was the fisrt dive centre in Dahab to be accredited as a PADI Career Development Centre and a PADI National Geographic Centre and they aim to make every aspect of your Red Sea diving holiday as relaxing or fun packed as you wish.
Poseidon Divers offer a full range of courses from an introduction to scuba diving to advanced and beyond instructor level.
Poseidon Divers take care of all transfers for daily diving from any hotel in Dahab.
PLEASE NOTE: Anyone diving or snorkelling in Egypt must have their passports with them at all times as these are required for the boat permissions. The local coastguards do carry out random checks and anyone without a passport with them will not be permitted to join the boat. In addition anyone wishing to dive at Ras Mohamed, Thistlegorm or Dunraven require the Full Egyptian Tourist Visa (not just Sharm El Sheikh region).
Above water there are plenty of other water sports available such as jet skiing and water skiing, plus there is typical resort entertainment with restaurants, bars, discos and shops. There are also various organised day trips such as quad biking or jeep safaris in the Sinai desert, trips to Mount Sinai and the 6th Century St Catherine's Monastery.