I booked Dive Urge as my first holiday alone to get some sunshine and do my PADI Open Water course. Within moments of being met at Sharm airport, I was in great company with the other guests, laughing heartily as we headed through the desert to Dahab. The week just kept getting better & better with so much fun and laughter.
The company of the other guests, the warmness and helpfulness of the Dive Urge team and the wonderful location made my trip better than I could have hoped for. The food at Dive Urge is far tastier than any of the food we had outside the hotel. The Bedouin mountain dinner camel trip was so special. Sitting in candle light in a mountain valley by a campfire watching shooting stars and eating sumptuous, freshly barbecued food and bread we'd helped make.
The course was hard work but our dive instructor, Ahmed, was calm, patient and really lovely company. The dive sites at Dahab are wonderful and I am really grateful that our 'contained water' dives were in the sea, not in a swimming pool, as it meant we were already familiarised with the environment before our open water dives. The coral and fish were the most diverse and colourful I've ever seen - and you can snorkel straight onto the reef off the hotel's beach! The visibility was great at 15m. I ended up on a roll and doing the Advanced Open Water qualification too, which meant doing wonderful, exciting dives at the Canyon, The Bells, Blue Hole and a night dive too.
All in all, it was the most fantastic holiday and I can't imagine a better introduction to diving and to Sinai than doing it with Dive Urge.
Unforgettable - can't wait to go back. Book yourself in now before I book it all up myself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive Urge is a PADI Resort offering a personal,peaceful & professional retreat for divers wishing to holiday away from the crowds. Set on the shores of the famous Eel Garden Dive Site, just five minutes walk from the main bay of Dahab. Our family run club offers a unique 4-1 policy for all divers, which keeps the groups small and your enjoyment level high. We offer the highest standards of attention and care for all our guests. Our home from home feeling appeals to all holiday makers; singles, couples, groups of friends and of course families too. Our number one rating in Trip Advisor and Cert of Excellence, 3 years running, also speaks volumes. ... more less
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