Locations at Dahab, Egypt

DAHAB CITY

 

Located on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt , the closest airport is at 80km, Sharm El Sheikh.

Dahab is a Bedouin fishing village with a very particular landscape. The contrast of colors of its landscape, where the amusing Red Sea is connected with the desert and mountains. A living art!

 

With tons of activities on site, freediving, scuba diving, snorkeling, kite and wind surf, hiking and much more, Dahab is a cozy destination for relaxation and enjoynment, perfect for your trip.

The climate is dry, with only minimal rainfall during the winter. At summer, outside temperatures range is 40-27°C and water temperature is 30-28ºC. Winter has soft weather, with daytime high temperatures averaging around 23°C and low temperatures 14°C, the water temperature can drop until 21ºC.

 

BLUE HOLE

Blue Hole is a unique dive site, a submarine sinkhole. It takes 20 minutes by car from Dahab. There is several restaurants and places to eat and chill, right in front of it.

With 2 easy access from land to the water and after 6 meters you will find the coral wall that drops up to 96+ meters deep on the inside and 120 meters deep outside the marveolus Coral reef.

 

At the Blue Hole the marine is colorful and active. You will be the witness of a wonderful spectacle during your dives.  

BELLS

Bells is located few meters after Blue Hole (walking distance). A tunnel as an entrace that takes you into a misterous underwater world with a 27 meters deep crack where you can swimm through. 

 
 

LIGHT HOUSE

Restaurants, cafes, shops, minimarkets an hotels make the area a cozy and alive.

Light House is a dive site at the bay of Dahab city. Is a zone protected of the waves and currents by a wall of corals. Next to the shore you can find an area with sand, rocks and corals, the underwater platform continues and drops deep, making an easy spot for freediving.

At the bay you can find depths from 18-50+ meters and all you need to do is swimm a bit from shore !

Be the spectator of colorful corals, fishes, turtles, sponges and much more. Inmerse yourself at the so alive Red Sea.

RAS MOHAMMAD

 

A National Park at the southern extreme of the Sinai Peninsula, 12 km from Sharm El Sheikh, with the Gulf of Suez on the west and Gulf of Aqaba to the east.

Ras Mohammed is a magical place, house to more than 220 species of corals, 1000+ species of fish, 40 species of star fish, 25 species of sea urchins, 100+ species of mollusc and 150 species of crustaceans, plus sea turtles, such as the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

You can explore a curious wreck, Yolanda, a 74m long cargo ship, that was transporting bathroom supplies and a BMW to the port of Aqaba when she struck the reef in 1980.

THE CANYON

 

Canyon is the dive site situated just before the Blue Hole, aorund 15 minutes drive from Dahab City. Is an espectacular area with a very accesible entrance from shore, passing through a natural pool, a sandy lagoon that opens up to the sea and swimming few meters more you can find the fantastic "crack" at the bottom of the sea.

Literally there is a crack at the sea floor, the platform has separated, forming underwater channels and grooves that you can swim through and explore, like a Canyon in the middle of a valley. The start of the canyon is around 17m deep and goes all the way to 54m deep with a distance of approximately 20m.

Inside the Canyon, you can enjoy beutiful coral walls with a very rich marine life (ocotpodes, unicornfishes, groupers, butterflyfishes, pufferfishes, anthias and much more).

A real underwater park!!!

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