Getting to Dahab

This blog is to answer all the questions we have had recently about how to get to Dahab, insurance etc…hope it helps and that we see you here soon 🙂

the view as you exit Eel Garden Dive Site

The view as you exit Eel Garden Dive Site

Love Dahab? Here’s how to get here..

Don’t miss out on your holiday…If there never were any direct flights to Dahab from the UK…. would that mean that you would never come here on holiday?…Don’t let our governments dictate where you can go on holiday
There are lots of options to get here…check out our tip below, or contact us with your possible dates and we will happily check out all the options for you.
One of our regular guests is coming with EgyptAir and this is what she had to say….
‘Just booked my flights with Egyptair from London Heathrow to Cairo then onto Sharm, whole journey in just over 7 hours in both directions, got a huge 46kg of baggage included & even free food & drink, only cost £500, well worth it in my opinion. Can’t wait now for some sun’

Are you desperate for a dive holiday?

Summer is here in Dahab…temperatures are now in the mid-30 C and water temps are slowly creeping up, now at 24 C…A positive outcome of Dahab being so quiet, is that the fish and corals have thrived…so come and enjoy no crowds chilled diving.

Milk Fish @ Eel Garden

Milk Fish @ Eel Garden

Flying to Dahab

Check out all the cheap flights options to get here…..there are many ways to get here but the smoothest is to come to Sharm via Cairo. EgyptAir and British Airways both have scheduled flights to Cairo. Give us your possible dates and we will check out your options.

London-Cairo-Sharm flights ava

London-Cairo-Sharm flights ava

Travel Insurance:

There are lots of insurance companies will cover you 100% for flying into Sharm and travelling to/staying in Dahab, despite the amber warnings and flight ban; including:
Westfield Sub, Nationwide, Insure and Go, WorldNomads,
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Getting to Dahab…not as hard as you think

‘You can reach me by a caravan
Cross the desert like an Arab man
I don’t care how you get here
Just Get here if you can’

Oleta Adams – Get Here (if You Can)
And here’s how……

Don’t let the politicians get in the way of a top holiday…Dahab remains a beautiful, peaceful holiday destination….in need of your support….ask yourselves if there never were any direct flights to Dahab, would that stop you coming here?
Monarch fly from London Luton to Eilat, cheap at less than £200 return and we’ll pick you up from the boarder for FREE.

Scuba diving, Dahab

Scuba diving at Eel Garden

Dahab, Red Sea, Holidays

This is where the Red Sea parted for Moses…come and see it for yourself

FCO Dahab Egypt Resort

Dahab bay.

Fly to Eilat (Israel Ovada Airport) for less than £100 each way….2.5 hours transfer and you’re in Dahab.

Fly to Hurghada with:
Monarch- Manchester, Gatwick and Manchester
Thomson- Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick.
EasyJet- Gatwick
Then simply take a connecting flight with Egypt Air to Sharm.

Egypt Air from London (Heathrow) Manchester & Edinburgh, via Cairo.
Pegasus to Sharm via Istanbul from London (Stanstead or Gatwick)
Fly to Milan (Meridana) with many carriers Inc EasyJet…regular flights to Sharm.
Zurich with Edelweiss (with daily flights from the UK to Zurich) to Sharm direct,

Family holidays in Dahab

Watch this short video of kids talking about Dive Urge, in Dahab and why they enjoy it so much.
Check out what folk are saying on Trip Advisor too.

Some recent quotes from families visiting Dive Urge in Dahab….
Julie and her son Joe, third visit: We always have a great time with Lynne and family. A great family hotel with wonderful staff and restaurant. We always meet great people there too. My son did his underwater photography Padi course too which has yielded some great photos!
Thompson family, first visit: We had a fantastic family holiday (me, my wife and two teenagers) learning to dive and completing our PADI Open Water course at Dive Urge. Lynne, Helal and family were wonderful hosts, welcoming us as friends and always ready for a chat. The rest of team were also really friendly and helpful and we had a fantastic instructor, Ahmed.
Dylan aged 11 came with his Mum: My mum and I did our PADI Open Water at Dive Urge. I had a great time! The room that we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious with a sea view and air conditioning – which was a relief!
I loved playing pool in the magnificent round ceiling room with the ancient ornate lamp hanging from the roof.
The diving was the funnest part of my stay as it was why I was there and because I saw amazing creatures like a sea snake, octopus and millions of lion fish. I loved floating upsidedown in the water and feeling weightless. Ahmed was our instructor and he was very kind and helpful.
Lynne and Helal were very friendly and welcoming and I had a great time playing with their son, Sameh and visiting the town with their kids. Thank you very much for making us welcome. Both my mum and I loved our stay and would love to come again sometime.
Dylan, age 11
Julia came with her daughter, first visit: Dive Urge could not be more different from the huge, impersonal, never-leave-the-compound, all-inclusives at Sharm El Sheik. We knew we were in for something special when wonderful Assistant Manager Coco went out to the shops to buy us the tonic for our duty free gin within minutes of our arrival. The fact that we knew all the staff by name says it all. Ahmed our dive instructor was patient (very patient to start with as we struggled with equalising ears and buoyancy) but by dive three we were really gaining in confidence. By the time we left, having explored the most dramatic and stunning underwater landscapes with jaw-dropping fish and coral, we’d pretty much got it. We loved the truck and boat trips to some really remote locations where we sat in Bedouin cabins in the shade between dives around some of the Red Sea’s most beautiful locations. Coming back on a speed boat with the sun setting behind the pink desert mountains, salty, sticky and elated, I thought – this is just about as good as life gets. We will be back.

Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography:
Learn why the person with the same camera as you, is taking better pictures than you

photography underwater

Learn how to take great underwater photos

Do you like taking your camera when you’re diving…but you would like to take better pictures? Or have you never tried but would like to? We are offering a brand new photo service, here at Dive Urge so that you can get the best out of your existing camera. Why not book a one day course which includes 2 dives and dry sessions during the day to help improve your photo taking as well as editing skills?
Both the professional below have been chose for their skill in teaching photography as well as their eco ethos towards this precious environment…read on..
Kjeld Friis
Kjeld is passionate about his photography and has helped to judge underwater photography competitions too. His mission statement is: ‘As an avid photographer, both over and under water, I have started making underwater photo courses. My goal is to help people take home better photos from their dives, while conserving the environment at the same time’.
Fluro night diving
They say you haven’t really been night diving until you have done it with Fluro…why? Because most coral and fish light up in a totally different way once viewed under special fluro lights, what might seem like a boring piece of lichen or blungy coloured nothingness, suddenly looks like crushed red velvet under these lights…critters hidden from view, are suddenly visible as psychedelic …red turtle grass with a green eel gliding through…a hermit crab, orange and red body with green fringes…totally amazing. Kjeld, not only has the latest leading edgefluro equipment, he also has the correct filters so you can take images on your night dive, full presentations and equipment included.
Jenny Lord
Jenny is a English and a long term resident of Dahab and an experienced and passionate photographer of 10 years who has had her work published in Sports Diver and has had her image used on the front cover of Egypt Today. Jenny will help you make the most out of your camera; whether it is just a regular compact camera or a digital SLR, Jenny can show you how to get the best out of your camera.

You can decide to do this simply as a course to learn more or upgrade it to certify as a PADI Digital Underwater Digital Photographer.