If you are just not up for Xmas in the UK this year and fancy doing something different, why not enjoy our lovely ‘home from home’ atmosphere here at Dive Urge in Dahab, Red Sea. On Xmas day, enjoy some chilled scuba diving and maybe you will even see Santa Followed, in the evening with a wonderful Xmas dinner, organic turkey and all the trimmings, but with a difference…on the beach. New Years is a great night too….you will be whisked up into the mountains, fed beautiful BBQ food and enjoy the amazing stars. This year we are even offering a free nights camping in the desert, so you can wake up to a stunning sunrise for the first day of the year.
What better way to start the New Year 2015 ?
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Sunrise in Dahab
Mountain Dinner New Years Eve
Speedboat dive safari to Ras Abu Galum
For thousands of years, travelling to the remote National Park of Ras Abu Galum has only been possible by Camel. Folk who make this journey are rewarded by the simply stunning corals and fishes in abundance of these rarely dives sites. However it is now possible via Dive Urge, to travel there and back by Speedboat, thus reducing a 2-3 hour trip down to a mere 20-30 minutes. An exhilarating ride, seeing the true beauty of the Dahab coastline, this really needs to be done to be believed. Cost is just 160 GBP per person (min 4 people) for an overnight trip or 70 GBP for a day trip and includes everything you need; food, drinks, snacks, fruit as well as camping provided with tents, mattresses and even pillows….more glamping than camping….but also a chance to sleep under the stars and enjoy your beautifully fire cooked dinner next to the sea. An amazing experience and one not to be missed.
This was written by Tom, on Trip Advisor a guest of Dive Urge in Dahab, South Sinai, who came here on a dive holiday 1-10th March 2014, during which time, the FCO advice was against “all but essential travel to areas which include Dahab.” Sharm El Shiekh, situated where the main airport for this area is, is an exception.
“First of all I’m aware that people might be put off coming to Dahab due to the security advisory from the UK Foreign Office about south Sinai. Ignore that – the incident that caused it was 200km away near the Israeli border. Dahab is a) perfectly safe, and b) everybody is extremely friendly and helpful. I felt entirely safe wandering about, even along the beach at night. They also looked after me brilliantly when I got stranded an extra day by torrential rain and couldn’t get to the airport”
We hope for the sake of this amazing and unique resort of Dahab, that the advice for this stunning area of outstanding beauty will be lifted by the officials at FCO in London very very soon before too much more damage is done to the local businesses trying to survive.
We currently have guests out here, who have not followed the FCO advice but feel secure and happy that they came, and have experienced no problems or restrictions on their holiday.
If you would like to talk with one of us here at Dive Urge, directly, please do not hesitate to call us on Skype 0207 1935020
Read on to hear more of what our guest thought….”Onto Dive Urge – they were recommended to me by a friend, and I’m extremely glad she did. I’ve never dived Dahab before and didn’t know what to expect, but they advised me beforehand in terms of gear, wetsuit thickness etc perfectly.
Turned up – collected from the airport, looked after brilliantly. Staff could not have been more helpful and treated me like family – literally nothing was too much trouble. I dived all week with Ahmed – possibly the most patient & ever-cheerful instructor/guide in the world! Everything dive related was handled seamlessly.
The rooms are basic but well appointed & comfortable – exactly what’s required on a dive holiday. There’s plenty of chill out areas as well and you’re right next to the beach. Food is the same – simple but well cooked – I ate breakfast there every day and a few lunches and dinners.
“Ignore FCO advice about Dahab” guests speak out
If you want a relaxed, friendly but professional dive lodge this is the place to stay in Dahab. I will definitely be back.”
An Eel Garden Eel, just looking adorable on our house reef ‘Eel Garden’ in Dahab, Red Sea. If you want to see more, just book a dive holiday with us.
Our cute Garden Eel picture courtesy of the lovely Ray Jordan