Dahab is located in Egypt on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, around 80 km to the northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh. This small resort town is found on the Bay of Aqaba, offering a lot of interesting dive sites. There is a wide range of dive sites with different depths — from shallow sandy fields to the Blue Hole leading down into the abyss. Most of them are accessible directly from the shore.
Coral reefs and gardens, walls, caves and fissures await brave explorers and all those who enjoy the beauties of the kingdom under the sea. The marine life in the bay is diverse. Seahorses and colourful Nudibranchs, clownfishes and rockfish will all accompany you during exciting dives.
Dahab is 90 km away from the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. There are several ways to get here: by taxi, by bus or by transfer. Going by taxi is an expensive luxury. If you want to take the bus, you should go to the bus station by taxi first. The most comfortable way is to book a transfer in advance.
The diving season in Dahab is all year-round. The water temperature in this region rarely goes below +22 °C. The climate is warm and dry, and it rarely rains; but it is always windy. The air temperature in summer can reach higher than +35-40 °C. In winter, the weather is more comfortable, with air temperatures varying from +20 to +25 °C.
The Blue Hole is a vertical tube reaching a depth of 110 m. Its diameter is 55 m. Beginners can swim around the edge of the hole, observing bizarre corals and fantastical fish. Experienced divers can go down to the exit point.
The Eel Gardens is a reef full of garden eels, which hide in the sand at the slightest sign of danger. Stony and soft corals, and barracudas are found at the rock-bottom.
The warm waters of the Red Sea attract a variety of underwater creatures, including unique inhabitants — dugongs which are on the IUCN Red List. It harbors more than 1,200 species of marine inhabitants, old picturesque corals, which are about 2 billion years old. The Red Sea is a home for bright tropical fish, marine turtles, dolphins, octopuses, giant oceanic manta rays, gray reef sharks and whale sharks. Among natural and artificial reefs, coral gardens and sunken ships you can see shoals of tuna fish, barracudas, butterflyfish, humphead wrasses and moray eels. Some of them are dangerous: moon jellyfish, reef stonefish, whiptail stingray and pterois.