WOW!!!! What can I say except for what fantastic place to stay in Dahab.
The hotel is situated right on the beach opposite the Eel garden, a perfect location. Our room was lovely, clean and quiet. We arrived during the middle of the night which was was no problem, we were taken straight to our room to get our heads down to sleep. We would have our breakfast on the beach with the most beautiful views. Across the way you can see Saudi Arabia too. The hotel is very clean and the staff are just amazing!! The food is great and the hotel overall is very reasonably priced.
Our evenings consisted of either taking a stroll along the beach promenade into Dahab which was about 10 minutes or chill out in the seating area on beach at Dive Urge and have dinner there. Star gazing too, is fantastic there….
As for the diving….well what can I say…. I had just the best instructor ever…. Mamdoh. He was my amazing instructor who helped me pass my PADI OW qualification. I felt at complete ease with him and the man just oozes coolness! Nothing was a problem, I could happily ask as many questions as I liked and he would explain everything perfectly. His english is impeccable. We enjoyed his company so much that we went on to do a further 6 shore dives. I am a better diver because of him.
A trip to Abu Galum is a must. I am gutted now that we did not stay overnight… but definitely next time. To get there was an adventure in itself as we took a boat (with bumpy waters) although it is not always like that. The locals were very kind too especially little Nora! The dive sites were amazing as the pictures I have attached will show. For lunch we had chicken, rice, salad or vegetables. Tasted amazing!
Another must is the trip to the White Canyon arranged by Lynne. I have memories of this trip that will stay with me forever. Ahmed was just the perfect host along with Ibrahim and the driver. To get to the Canyon we went via a little village in the middle of nowhere, where there are these stone huts, that to date, their history is not known but extremely impressive. We then went and had a bedouin tea in the tiny village nearby and met the handful of families that live there. I have never been to a place quite like it. At the Canyon, there is a little climbing to do at the beginning to get down into the Canyon. Good comfy walking shoes are a must as is a hat, as it is hot hot hot!! At the end of the Canyon is an Oasis which is breathtaking. The contrast of the blue sky, red rock and green palm trees…… WOW! We stopped here and had lunch. The ride back was fantastic driving on the sand and all the bumpiness it brought!! So much fun!!
Lynne…. what a lady!!! So knowledgable, kind, funny and attentive. We even had the pleasure of joining her on a snorkel over to the Eel garden. In fact, I must say the whole Dive Urge family were amazing. We enjoyed their company very much.
We felt at complete ease, safe and very very happy to be at Dive Urge and Dahab.
Can’t wait to visit again!!