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Desert Divers Dahab & Marine Garden Camp

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Desert Divers Dahab & Marine Garden Camp

3 star hotel
Lighthouse, Dahab, Egypt
32 rooms
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Desert Divers Dahab

PADI 5 star dive center
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Lighthouse, Dahab, Egypt

Package 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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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 24 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 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

Explore diving around the Desert Divers Dahab & Marine Garden Camp

Best dive sites in Dahab

The Canyon - Just outside Dahab, this dive site is an open underwater cave at 14 - 22 meters below the surface. It's wide enough for divers to swim through, offering some unique topography. There's easy shore access through a sandy lagoon, and once in you can expect anemones, butterfly fish, unicorn fish, puffer fish, octopus and blue spotted rays.

The Blue Hole - The most visited of all Dahab diving spots, this deep dive site is best accessed via Bell's due to the fact currents always run from north to south. Expect dramatic drop offs covered in corals and home to many little bright orange fish. 

Eel Garden - Right in the city center, just a few minutes from the promenade, this site plays host to huge colony of garden eels. Look to the sandy bottom, where these interesting creatures are swaying in unison with the waves. For the best light, visit early morning or late afternoon. 

Lighthouse Reef - Also in the center of Dahab. A super popular spot for divers and snorkelers alike, this shallow wall of fringing reef offers a wide variety of corals and fish. Often turtles can be spotted here, as well as blue spotted sting rays. 

Napoleon Reef - An excellent dive site for marine wildlife enthusiasts! With top-notch visibility and the chance to see huge grey stingrays, turtles, eagle rays, eels in addition to the rest of the Red Sea's usual inhabitants, make time for at least one dive here. 

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Snorkeling in Dahab

For qualified divers travelling with snorkelers, Dahab is a great choice. As most diving is done from shore, it is often possible to dive and snorkel the same sites simultaneously. So, no need to separate the group as with some other diver-centric destinations! Top sites to visit include The Canyon, The Blue Hole, Eel Garden and Lighthouse Reef. 

What to see

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

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

Diving gear

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

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Arabic

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving Facilities

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

Resort Amenities

Good for...

  • Solo Travellers

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Food & drink

  • Snacks All Day

Facilities

  • Equipment For Kids

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.

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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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