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Dahab: the best places to dive in the Red Sea

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I entered Egypt without a guide under my arm. I had only looked through the internet for a few minutes in Aqaba. I was at the border of Taba with an exclusive visa to visit the Sinai Peninsula for 15 days only. I could not go to Cairo or visit the Pyramids.


The Dolphin Camp seemed empty. Just a busy bungalow and little else. It is located in the backpackers area, Mashba, and like so many other fields, the rooms are divided into stone houses and thatched bungalows. I chose the latter for an unbeatable price: 6 euros. In addition, it seemed clean, close to the outside and community bathroom and enough for what I needed: sleep and little else.

I had breakfast, I rented a pair of diving goggles for five pounds and I spent the whole day hitting chauzones and chasing eels and fish.

The beaches, in the most central area of ​​Dahab, are all filled by restaurants. For 25 dinars you can use straw hammocks and have a drink. On the other hand, you can also leave the towel on a stone or on the beach safely. Although and you know, forget the camera and passport for a day, so you will enjoy the reefs with maximum tranquility.

During my first day I started immersing myself in the same beach of Marshaba and I progressively climbed the approximate five kilometers of coastline until I reached the Blue Hole: a kind of Mecca for diving enthusiasts where the coral make a circle and leaves an immense empty blue in its interior. It is an area where experience is needed since many divers, including experts, have lost their lives.

On the second day, I toured the southern part of Dahab's beaches from Marshaba to The Islands and Napoleon.

Of the countless swims that I did I highlight Eels Garden, Blue Hole and The Islands. Anyway, anywhere on the reef you will find an incredible world and lots of surprises.

Below I detail from south to north the best places to dive in the Red Sea in Dahab:

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