Diving in Dahab

Do not miss this. Scuba Diving in Dahab is an experience you will relish forever and likely come back to repeat. Egypt vacations that include Dahab are truly amazing!

The following is a sampling of some of the most popular dive sites in the area. Getting together with one of the local dive tour operators will reveal even more great places for diving in Dahab.

Diving in Dahab

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Diving in Dahab – The Most Popular Sites

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a dive site that gets its name from the actual lighthouse that sits on shore not far from the site. It is a wall dive, where you will see a variety of fish and coral.

The Southern Oasis

The Southern Oasis dive area gets its name from the gorgeous palm trees on the shore neat the site. You can find a sandy reef, plenty of beautiful coral, and a host of other surprises while exploring all that this site has to offer.

The Eel Garden

The Eel Garden is another site that has many great things to offer the adventure-loving diver. You can see a great many eels on the sandy sea floor, as well as the wreck of the South African ship called the Yolanda. This ship sank more than twenty years ago and offers another exciting place for divers to examine.

Another nearby wreck is that of the Dunraven, a British ship that sank in 1876 during a trip from Bombay to Newcastle.

You can likely also find a dive operator that will take you to one of the most popular wrecks in the Red Sea, the S.S. Thistlegorm.

The Canyon

One of the most popular sites for those diving in Dahab is called The Canyon. This site is located several miles north of Assalah, and can be reached by passing through a coral lagoon and then bear left as you reach the open sea. There you will come across The Canyon and its steep walls.

You can find a number of different types of marine life here as well as a place called the “Fish Tank,” which is a coral area filled with small fish. Many of the tour operators on the island will be able to take you out to the canyon.

The Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is an infamous dive site, and one that is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Those people who have the proper training and experience should only attempt the Blue Hole with qualified guides.

With all of the wonderful places for scuba diving in Dahab, it is no wonder that it is such a hot spot for divers.

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