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Enjoy Dahab’s hippy-like rustic vibe and visit the infamous Blue Hole, the Canyon and many other great shore diving locations.

Diving in Dahab

Quick facts

Mostly diving here is from the shore with a transfer via jeep to take you to different locations for you to walk in. Diving like this is perfect for making many dives a day and also if you don’t like boats. If you travel with non-divers, then this is very time efficient for making the most of your time too. For something different some centres offer transfer to shore dives by camel too. Diving here is suitable for beginners, advanced and technical divers. Expect clear waters, gentle current and colourful reefs. Trips can be arranged to dive the wreck of the Thistlegorm and Ras Mohammed too. Please note that these are long days starting well before dawn.

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What to see

A large colony of garden eels can be seen swaying drunkenly from their holes in the sand. The reefs are full of colour. Expect clouds of orange anthias, schools of fusilier, yellow tailed barracuda, blue triggerfish, pufferfish, scorpionfish, lionfish and countless bluespotted rays. It’s possible to see turtles and torpedo rays too. For the macro lovers seahorses, frogfish and ghost pipefish are there to be seen.


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Dahab lies on the south-east coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Once a fishing village it’s now a diving, freediving, windsurfing, kitesurfing and holiday hotspot. All of these activities can be learnt here with some great conditions in which to do so. The Bedouin offer desert trekking and you can even learn to belly dance.

Originally a backpacker destination and with a strong Bedouin influence the area retains a more chilled out vibe than other Egyptian destinations. More akin to yesteryear Thailand flavour Dahab has shunned the large concrete monoliths and retained charming accommodations and an atmosphere to compliment.

Other attractions

For some history and culture visit Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery. They are around 2 hours away by road.

Getting there

Sharm El Sheikh Airport lies around 1½ hours away by road from Dahab.


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