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Desert Divers Dahab & Marine Garden Camp

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
32
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
NO
5 star dive center
Walking distance
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Winner of multiple awards for sustainability - and a superb choice for vegan divers
  • Three great cafes in and around the camp, including one that is 100% vegan
  • 5* PADI dive center nearby with calm conditions and experienced instructors
  • Right on the beach with unobstructed views of the Red Sea
  • Camels transport you to secluded dive spots on the Desert Diver’s Overnight Safari (additional cost)
  • Spectacular trekking and climbing opportunities

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 24 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • Up to 1 month prior to arrival: 75% of deposit
  • Up to 2 weeks prior to arrival: 50% of deposit
  • Less than 2 weeks prior to arrival: forfeit deposit

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Resort Description

Desert Divers & Marine Garden Camp offers one of the last authentic Bedouin camps left in Dahab and a great base for diving, climbing and trekking.

For backpackers, the basic original Dahab rooms with shared a bathroom are ideal. Basic rooms with AC are a bit pricier but still great value. And for those with a bigger budget or looking for more privacy, the double and family rooms have their own bathroom. Buy breakfast at one of the three cafes in and around the camp and head straight to the beach.

There you'll find the 5* PADI dive center, offering a huge selection of courses and world-class dive sites, including the Canyon and Blue Hole. For an incredibly different experience, skip the boats and try a Desert Divers Overnight Safari where camels transport you and your cylinders to remote dive sites. In the past, this was the only way to reach remote fishing settlements - now it’s just the most magical way.  After a full day exploring the seas, enjoy a campfire dinner and a night spent under the stars.

Explore diving around the Desert Divers Dahab & Marine Garden Camp

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.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Excellent PADI instructors and guides
  • Responsible, experienced and multilingual dive staff
  • Excellent dive sites right off shore 
  • Huge range of PADI courses; free diving, nitrox, wreck diver
  • Combination of water and desert activities
  • Camel dive safari (camel trekking with diving or snorkelling)

Description

Desert Divers is Dahab’s main center for diving & desert adventures in the Sinai.

It is a PADI 5* Dive Resort, AIDA Freediving Center, home of the Camel Diving Safari, Deep Desert Safaris and rock climbing in the Sinai. This is a great choice for anyone looking to keep busy on thier dive vacation!

The center has well-maintained equipment and access to a range of excellent dive sites right off the shore.

 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Arabic

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Snacks All Day

Facilities

  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Good for...

  • Solo Travellers

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Sharm el Sheikh (SSH).
  • Airport transfers are 24/7. Please send us your flight number and departure airport, as well as arrival time in Sharm El Sheikh.
  • Our driver will meet you at the exit after baggage claim, and will have a sign with your name on it.
  • If you're arriving to Dahab independently, check in time for diving is normally 9am on your first day of diving. Or drop by the afternoon you arrive.
  • Check in time is at 2pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is at 12pm noon.
  • A transfer to Sharm el Sheikh airport can be arranged (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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