Genuine reviews of Dive Urge and Dahab during the time of the FCO Amber alert, showing why it is completely unnecessary
Having stayed here before as a solo traveller, I knew what to expect. Its not five star luxury but once you get down to it, its everything you need. If its not, you quickly find that you can just ask. I have not had better service anywhere.
I came with a friend this time and the experience was outstanding from arrival to departure. We had garden rooms which are dark but conducive to sleep which if you are diving is great as you will be sleeping much more than normal. Actually, after a couple of days, even if you are not diving and you’ve let go of the rigours of life at home, you will appreciate the dark rooms in which you get almost uninterrupted sleep. You may get awoken briefly by the early morning prayers from local mosques, but you will find that everywhere and you will soon go back to sleep.
The location is on the beach with amazing (wake up early for the sunrise), its quiet but everything is within a 5-10 minute walk away. Lots of restaurants, dive shops, general convenience stores etc. If you don’t want to walk then the food at Food Urge is exceptional.
The FCO have an amber alert on the area which is completely unnecessary. There is no part of the Dahab quiet coastal “community” where you would feel unsafe.
Will I go back? Of course I will. Its the most relaxing place I have ever been to.
Everything other people have written here is spot on. All the staff at Dive Urge can’t do enough for you and make you feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you book to when you get dropped off at the airport. The site is kept immaculately clean, the food is great, it’s right on the beach with the nearest dive site a two minute walk away and all the dives are really well organised, professional and relaxed at the same time.
I went with a friend and we were a little worried about the amber travel warning from the FCO, but there’s no trouble at all in Dahab, in fact it’s one of the most chilled out, friendly places I’ve been to. Lynne gave us reassurance beforehand and it’s a real shame that the area is missing out on tourism at the moment because of troubles further away in other parts of the country. My friend and I travelled in separately and I felt completely safe the whole time.
Being the type of place that it is, Dive Urge attracts friendly, laid back visitors and I’ll definitely be going back, either with friends or on my own! I just wish I could’ve stayed longer this time!
Thanks again to everyone there, especially Lynne and family and the fabulous dive instructor Ahmed!