Last night I returned from a week diving arranged with INMO. I'll keep this as short as possible.
The accommodation is fantastic for the price. We booked the cheapest room and it was clean and perfect for our needs. We stayed during Ramadan and of course heard the call to prayer several times a day; extremely moving and humbling place to be. All of the staff were warm, thorough and everyone was welcoming. There seems great pride in good hospitality throughout the area.
INMO is owned by a couple, Ingrid (German) and Mohamed (Egyptian), hence the name of the place IN - MO. They welcome divers, and non-divers, as if to their home.
The diver instructors and diver masters are highly experienced and knowledgeable about the area. Two Basic Open Water students were looked after by Ahmed and they were taught incredibly well. Usama was our dive master and a real joy to dive with. Sylvie took me out on my first day as I wasn't doing a course or a check dive, so my first dive out there was 1-1 and she was the perfect guide too.
Eating out can be variable. Often we were taken to sites where the local Bedouin people looked after us. The food was simple but beautiful. I didn't eat any salad (washed in non-tap water) and avoided ice, so no traveler's tummy. We found the food at 'The Funny Mummy' (terrible name) to be varied and good quality. The environment is very relaxing though you might be put off by any of the sea front places if you're worried by cats. There are a number of kittens and cats that seem in good condition but staff often hand you a bottle of water to spray them with if you don't want them close. It works out fine.
We took a horse trip into the mountains on our final (rest) day. Beautiful and again very friendly. As a woman I was conscious that the guys are very interested however highly respectful if you are not single. I would happily go there alone, confident that they are genuine gentlemen. I would perhaps stick to the popular areas of course.
The diving is outstanding. Lots of Stone Fish, Lion Fish, Flute Fish beautiful varieties of coral and if you are experienced the instructors like to go to quiet areas. We dived 'The Bells' entrance to the Blue Hole and also the Canyon. All of these areas are a must of course!
- Also Known As:
- Inmo Divers Home Hotel Dahab
- Inmo Divers Home Hotel
- Inmo Divers Home Dahab
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrating 20 years of operation, INMO Diver's Home on the Red Sea is one of Dahab's great destinations for divers. Catering to dive clubs, families (including child care while parents are diving!) and small groups, INMO offers dive packages, camel dive safaris, BSAC Resort all levels of dive instruction of PADI + SSI courses starting with Junior Open Water to Dive Master as well as Nitrox II courses. The highest quality instructors providing personal attention, two classrooms with audio visual aids and well maintained equipment are part of what has made INMO Diver's Home a success in these twenty years. To make the holiday complete, INMO has a beautiful Nubian style seaside hotel accommodating the backpacker budget to the more upscale and a restaurant offering delicious European and Oriental fare. ... more less