“Diving is the closest you can get to zero gravity without leaving the earth's atmosphere. Being able to float mid water, neutrally buoyant, is amazing enough but mix in the blue sea, colourful fishes and the vibrant and diverse corals and you’re immersed in the most amazing new world that you’ll want to visit again and again.” – Lynne Helal-Gillis, manager of Dive Urge, a Responsible Travel tour partner since 2003.
If you’re hoping to get your water wings or you’re already an experienced diver, the Bedouin fishing village of Dahab, on the Sinai Peninsula’s southeast coast, has unlimited shore dives as well as an authentic ambience a world away from the ‘charms of Sharm’. Diving holidays in Dahab don’t just offer the chance to explore below the surface they invite you to live in a vibrant village with families, kids, goats, camels and a wide range of international travellers who have also decided to make the village their home.
“The diving in Dahab is absolutely spectacular, but there are also other great things to do there as well - such as the camel safari which we did and also climbing Mount Sinai.” Joanne du Plessis, from our traveller reviews
Furthermore, reaching the nearby mountains of Ras Abu Galum National Park by camel or by boat introduces you to the unbeatable hospitality of the Bedouins as you dine around an open fire and soak up the stunning scenery and seclusion of this beautiful, untouched area.
“If you want to learn to dive without the mega commercialism of Sharm El Sheikh, then go to Dahab in the Red Sea. The waters are just the right temperature, crystal clear and the sea life/coral is fantastic.” – Tanya Jacobs, from our traveller reviews
If you’re hoping to discover what lies beneath the beaches and learn a new skill to keep for life, then what are you waiting for?
Dive right in.