FCO have an amber alert on the area which is completely unnecessary

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!

Dahab diving sites

Kit up and chill out in Dahab with Dive Urge divers

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 ?
Why not check out our latest Newsletter

New Years eve 2015, diving, mountians.

Sunrise in Dahab

New Years Eve 2015

Mountain Dinner New Years Eve

Speedboat Trips to Ras Abu Galum

Speedboat dive safari to Ras Abu Galum

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.

Summer Newsletter

Step into summer…..
Come to Dahab

Dahab Happy…

What are the Dahabians up to now???

Find out and watch this funny ‘Dahab Happy Video’… hilarious got to watch this……….
All in aid of making the rest of the world realize what a top, safe & amazingly diverse destination Dahab is.
See if you can spot the Dive Urge crew in there…..

Floods: We have had lots of rain this year…
of Biblical proportions
…..exciting times with flash floods filling up the famous bridge area of Dahab bay too. Lots of green in the desert too.
Who doesn’t lurve a Turtle? A Hawskbill Turtle has been spotted hanging in The Islands for the last 2 weeks. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebookfor regular fishy updates.
Still UK diving? or you could go to Dahab, where the water is a tempting 26 degrees..sunny & warm.
DAN insured divers still covered here in Dahab, now at the new Hyperbaric chamber.

FCO Travel Advice Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

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.

FCO Dahab Egypt Resort

“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.”