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Abu Galum, Qesm Saint Katrin, Dahab 46617, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

MUST GO, its a record breaking place, amazing dive and snorkeling. Very helpful staff and friendly. Good snacks and equipment provided.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 269amiram
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was sick and congested so had trouble equalizing and caught up with the group at 20 meters. I am so glad I did! Ended up being my favorite dive I had all day which my husband seconded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Damara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took us 3 hours to get there but totally worth it! Best place for snorkeling ever, specially above Blue hole!! It's magical. It was the best experience I've had in my life. I highly recommend it. I wish I took pictures under water though...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancyperlak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional experience for sea lover diving or snorkeling, not suitable for first timer as the depth there is around 320 m, you can find a guide to escort you through snorkeling. Overall I loved it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 625amala
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting egypt for this dive site! I went with H20 divers Dahab and it was the best experience ever! Go down the chimney slide and you will love it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MJtravels23
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like diving, this will be your ideal destination. Very nice and big place for diving activity with a nice precautions. Just try to arrange your equipment for diving as the most rented there are not very good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marooozzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there are many restaurants where you sit and leave your bags, rent the snorkeling equipment with around 50-70 EGP depending on what you need. all restaurants have same same prices and the staff are very delightful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zeyadremaih
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dive here is spectacular! The descent down to 30 meters is quite a cool thing, and the whole dive is just as impressive as you go along the wall to the entrance of the Hole. Tons of soft coral, and a lot of healthy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jasonsd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful secret world to explore. Wouldn't recommend for a novice diver. A real thrill. Beautiful corals and a huge array of sea life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Resort535915
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just amazing , we went and we did superbe dives Its a place for experts to dive not those who just learnt diving.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ramyreda
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sonchy
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Serban R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel with your child... taking the usual measures of precaution, of course (like appropriate equipment, watching permanently...). It takes special free-diving abilities and training to go deeper than 3-4... More
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hpratt9093
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Serban R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they say it is dangerous and... there were some incidents, (near the border with Israel) indeed, but as far as I know, none of them at the sea side. In all the touristic areas there are a lot of police and military... More
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ahmedg846
October 25, 2016|
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Any reception in Dahab can get you a car to drop you off there or once you arrive Dahab you can get any driver's number from the arrival stetion
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thetravelchick
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Best Snorkeling in the Red Sea (0 Replies)
I am planning to visit Egypt in April and I would like to know which places have the best snorkeling? I am interested in seeing colorful fish and coral. I am also interested in excellent snorkeling right off of the beach. I heard Ras Muhammed’s Shark Reef is good. I also read that Safaga is good too but there are also many negative reviews. Could someone who has been to both places compare them? Also, how is the snorkeling in The Blue Hole? Is it too deep for snorkelers? Thanks in...More
February 03, 2010|
Swisscare-Nuweiba
Nuweiba
The five most amazing sites in South Sinai... (8 Replies)
Ah ha ! So you may have thought that this thread was started by someone else linking to a site that earned commissions and all that and before you reach for the report button... its not ! This is a list of the five most amazing and must-sea sites to visit in South Sinai... as judged by a panel of one experienced resident of Sinai.. , myself ! 1 - St Catherine, the monastery and Sinai Mountain. Unique religious, historical site with an awe-inspiring church and an amazing museum called...More
January 07, 2018|
Response from999Sunshine|
Swisscare, thank you for your expert opinion:-)
LaBoricua87
Tampa, Florida
Hurghada,Sharm,El Gouna,Dahab,Marsa, Soufaga?! CANT DECIDE! (4 Replies)
Ok I have NO CLUE. I have been researching Egypt for a while now preparing the trip of a lifetime. The more I read the more parts I love! Yet, I know they might not be the same, but Hurghada, Sharm, El Gouna and Dahab...I have even heard of Marsa Alam and other places!!! They have me so confused as they all seem to have the same end--beaches, snorkling! I'm def. staying in Dahab because we wish to do the White Desert/Moses trek so it's easier to stay in Dahab. Yet, we don't know whether to...More
April 10, 2007|
Response fromLaBoricua87|
Someone help... =(
Cramond07
Lima, Peru
Itinerary help! Egypt, Jordan & Israel! (2 Replies)
Hi I´m planning a trip in December. We´re planning on going to Sinai, Red Sea, Israel and Jordan. I´m posting it on the forums of each country but all comments are really appreciated! Day 1: Arrive at Sharm at 5am, going to Dahab Day 2: Dahab - Mt Sinai by night Day 3: Dahab - Beduin night dinner Day 4: Dahab - diving in Blue Hole Day 5: Dahab to Petra - Petra by night Day 6: Petra to Jerusalem (Christmas Eve) Day 7: Jerusalem (Christmas Day) Day 8: Jerusalem Day 9: Jerusalem...More
September 07, 2010|
Response from5onholiday|
Great trip. But you could come a little unstuck with your timings as there's a lot of travel involved, plus a fiendish border crossing at the Allenby Bridge. Have you considered going direct to Mt Sinai from Sharm? You can stay in a nearby hotel, recover from the flight and climb the mountain at night if that's what you want. Be warned it will be cold! Personally, I'd get to Sinai about 8am, rest up, climb the mountain and see St Catherines and then get a good nights sleep cos I think...More
Cramond07
Lima, Peru
Itinerary help! Egypt, Jordan & Israel! (4 Replies)
Hi I´m planning a trip in December. We´re planning on going to Sinai, Red Sea, Israel and Jordan. I´m posting it on the forums of each country but all comments are really appreciated! Day 1: Arrive at Sharm at 5am, going to Dahab Day 2: Dahab - Mt Sinai by night Day 3: Dahab - Beduin night dinner Day 4: Dahab - diving in Blue Hole Day 5: Dahab to Petra - Petra by night Day 6: Petra to Jerusalem (Christmas Eve) Day 7: Jerusalem (Christmas Day) Day 8: Jerusalem Day 9: Jerusalem...More
September 07, 2010|
Response fromrdglady|
If you want comments you need to write what you are planning on DOING in each place. Just a city name......nothing much to comment on . Day 6--is a Friday. Transportation stops by 3PM ish on Friday, If you are traveling by bus, I hope you are leaving early--and buses need an advance reservation. If you are looking to go to a Church on Christmas, many Churches need advance passes. I do not know which side of the Dead Sea is better. However, it would not be practical to go back to Jordan to...More