There are also a few other places in Dahab we recommend based on your needs and the budget you have in mind. Check out accommodation or send us a message with the information needed and we'll let you know what is available.
Upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, you will be asked if you need a "Sinai only" visa or a "full Egypt" one. If you plan on staying in Sinai (Sharm El Sheikh/Dahab/Nuweiba/St. Katherine/Taba) then you only need the Sinai one. If you plan on visiting Cairo, going to any National Parks (Diving the S.S Thistlegorm or Ras Mohamed) or crossing any borders then you need the "Full Egypt" one at 25 USD/person.
Livre Egyptienne (L.E) – Egyptian Pound - is the local currency. However, EUROS, USD and GBP are accepted almost everywhere.
We have all the gear you need for rent. However, it's usually more comfortable for you to have your own mask that you know fits you well. Also, if you wear glasses, a good idea would be to either get some contact lenses or a prescription mask.
Prescripted masks are available for rent in the dive center as well.
You don’t NEED it but it is a good idea to have it! Some insurances are specific to diving emergencies and usually give great cover any place in the world (e.g. DAN, Aquamed).
You can fly to Sharm el Sheikh. There are direct flights from different European countries (e.g. Germania from Germany and Switzerland, Jetairfly and Air Cairo from Belgium, Meridiana from Italy/Milano). You can also check flights via Cairo (Egypt Air) or Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus).
Dahab is a very relaxed and laid back town situated 90 km north of the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. There is a lot to do here – most travelers come for the diving while others to wind surf, kite surf, rock climb and simply unwind. There are also relaxing trips to Castle Zaman near Nuweiba, desert expeditions to the different canyons, St.Catherine's Monastery, Mount Moses or you can have a Bedouin dinner and star gaze – beautiful! The main beach promenade is full of different restaurants, bars, bazaars and little Bedouin girls selling handmade bracelets. Ladies – leave your make up and high heels are home – you are not going to need them here!
For more information see Dahab.
10-11 year old kids are allowed to dive to a max. depth of 12m, 12-14 year old kids can dive to max. 18m with a dive professional. From ages 15+ the recommended depth is 18m.
The Open Water Course takes usually 4 full days and is performance based. It consists of different modules (theory, confined water, open water dives).
We operate 365 days a year so send us an email and let us know when you are coming and would like to start the course. We will arrange everything else for you!