Scuba Diving in Dahab

Dahab, the famous “hippy” town of the Red Sea Riviera, is a great diving holiday destination for the experienced diver and for those seeking to obtain their scuba diving certification. World-famous dive sites such as the Blue Hole and the Canyon attract every year big numbers of diving enthusiasts.

The unique and picturesque character of the town does the rest! Dahab scuba diving is synonymous with shore diving. Dive destinations are reached by jeep or by camel. Each site has its own charm and character with loads to discover. Water entry is as simple as crossing over a reef-flat and descending.
From the narrow continuous fringing reef that hugs Dahab's shoreline, the underwater terrain rapidly slants downward to the fathomless depth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Apart from the impressive scenery below water and above - the magnetism of diving in Dahab lies in its uniqueness.

Dahab Diving Services

Scuba Diving inDahab

Dahab has a number of reliable and well-organised diving centres, offering all sorts of scuba diving services, from entry-level courses to professional courses, introductory dives and diving packages, with one, two or more dives per day, for those who are certified. Dahab is also home to many centres specialised in technical diving, as some of its dive sites are best suited for it.

For the non-licensed diving enthusiasts, many centres offer free of charge pool intros, where visitors can experience the thrill of scuba diving on a one-to-one basis with a diving instructor in the hotel’s swimming pool. The Dahab diving centres also offer experience programmes, where the visitor can try actual dives in the sea straight away, under the strict supervision of a diving professional.

Medical Facilities

Medical Facilities

We always hope when we are on holiday we will never be in the position to require medical assistance but in the event that the unexpected happens the Red Sea is lucky to provide some excellent hyperbaric and medical facilities.


Dive sites in Dahab

Dive Sites

Some of the most impressive dive sites o f the Red Sea are situated in or around Dahab. Some of them are right on your doorstep, if you are staying in one of the hotels or camps in Assalah. Others are reachable by jeep or camel. All offer the stunning beauty of crystal clear water and the richness and variety that only the Red Sea in Egypt can offer. Professional diving centres in Dahab, tender good value for money and the relaxed pace enhances the overall diving experience.

  • The Blue Hole. A scuba diver “must”, the Blue Hole is many dives in one. Enjoy drifting along its sheer drop-off, and wait to see some big game out there. If you are a technical diver, don’t miss the arch which connects the Blue Hole with the open sea. A marvel of light and life which makes unforgettable memories.
  • The Canyon, dubbed by all diving professionals in the area as one of the best dives in the Red Sea Riviera. Search for turtles and octopus, and enjoy the natural scenery.
  • Gabr el Bint, where you can cruise past soft corals and gorgonians.

Latest News

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park
Sun, 22 May 2011
Following the annulment of the decree that allowed fishing boats to fish in Ras Mohammed National Park, CDWS can confirm that at 8am this morning, all fishing boats had left the area.

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