< Back

Contact us

Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and booking a fantastic scuba diving vacation

You will be staying with:

You will be diving with:

Nesima Resort

3 star hotel
South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
51 rooms
FREE Internet

Nesima Diving Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

Package highlights

  • Nesima Resort is perfectly located on the beach close to the center of town, and has its own PADI dive center on site
  • Enjoy year-round sunshine, breathtaking mountains, and the vibrant reefs and clear warm waters of the Red Sea
  • Take an overnight camel safari or 4x4 excursion to pristine dive spots - a truly magical experience!
  • Between dives, experience the laid-back charm of Dahab's Bedouin and backpacker roots
Read more

Dates & Prices

Book now, pay later

No need to enter any payment details now.
You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

Payment options
10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

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: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Nesima Resort

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. 

Read more

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

  • Dive in the crystal clear, warm waters of Dahab with Nesima Diving Center and discover its abundant marine life
  • Choose from a wide range of underwater experiences including tailored-made dive safaris by camel or by jeep and unforgettable night dives
  • The world-famous Blue Hole can be dived at most times of the day, depending on wind conditions and can be accessed by shore or boat
  • Dive the legendary wreck of the Thistlegorm through Nesima's sister company in Sharm el Sheikh

Description

Nesima Diving Center operates in Dahab, with plenty of fantastic dive sites for both beginner and experienced divers.

Located 90 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, the Dahab dive sites are truly wonderful and there is something on offer for all experience levels. The crystal clear waters and warm temperatures make many of the sites perfect for learning to dive whilst the world famous sites of the Blue Hole and Canyon are exciting dives for the experienced diver.

Dahab dive sites combine coral gardens with reef walls, arches and canyons where you will find a rich variety of marine life. All of the dive sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, are accessed by shore or boat and can be dived at most times of the day, depending on wind conditions. Nesima Diving Center offers full day excursions by camel to Ras Abu Galum in the north, as well as boat diving trips to the more current-exposed reefs of Gabr El Bint in the south.

Read more

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Nesima Resort is a beautiful boutique hotel in Dahab, with an onsite PADI dive center for ultimate convenience.

Nesima Resort has been welcoming divers and non-divers since the early 1980s. From the very beginning, this small hotel and dive center combined comfort and style with excellent service and affordable prices.

Ideally situated, Nesima Resort is on the beach front promenade of Dahab just a short walk from the centre of the town with its many shops, bars and restaurants.

Although Dahab has grown over the years it still manages to maintain its laid-back quirky charm from its Bedouin and backpacker roots. Here you can escape from the world for a few days or a few weeks and, with something on offer for everyone, you will rarely find a visitor who comes to Dahab only once.

How to get there

Arrival

  • Sharm el Sheik Airport is an hour's drive from the resort. 
  • The resort will arrange to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the resort for an additional fee (advance notice required).
  • Check-in time is 2 pm.

Departure

  • Check-out time is 12 noon.
  • Following check-out, the resort will arrange a driver to take you back to the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

READ WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

Dates & Prices
x

Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up