DAHAB’S DIVE SITES
DAHAB’S DIVE SITES

Dahab lies alongside the deepest section of the African rift, the giant crack in the earth’s crust that formed the Red Sea. The jagged mountains above, continue at much the same angle underwater, forming a dramatic seascape of valleys, canyons and caves. Most of Dahab’s dive-spots are geologically unique. Two dive-sites, the Canyon and the Blue Hole, are worldwide known amongst divers. Sport divers are allowed to explore the two sites to a maximum depth of 40m.

Diving in Dahab is mainly shore-diving. With a few exceptions, you simply drive along the shore by jeep or pick-up truck, gear up at the beach and start your dive. The most northern dive site is “The Bells” and in the south “The Caves”. Ras Abu Galum and Gabr El Bint can only be reached by camel or by boat. With our own 22m dive boat Ghazala VI, we are even able to reach the dive sites further south of Gabr El Bint.

Due to the slightly colder water, coral growth is quite different than in Sharm El Sheikh and further south of the Red Sea. The dominant species are Acropora, Brain- and Stone coral, Leather- and Black coral. Only on some site you will come across Soft corals due tu regular currents. Fish life is represented by the typical Red Sea Reef dwellers, Trigger- and Surgeonfish, all kind of Groupers, Emperor- and Parrotfish. With some luck you can observe larger Pelagics such as Jacks, Barracudas or even a Reef shark.

Ras Abu Galum
Ras Abu Galum

The Ras Abu Galum bay is extremely sheltered and diving conditions are always good.

The Bells
The Bells

The Bells is formed where a deep groove cuts into the reef top just North of the Blue Hole.

Blue Hole
Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is a world famous dive spot North of Dahab and a definite “must-see”.

Canyon
Canyon

The canyon is one of the most popular dive sites in Dahab and a must for all fans of caves.

Eelgarden
Eelgarden

Eel Garden takes its name from the countless garden eels not far from the entry point.

Lighthouse
Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is very centric and the best site to do night dives because it lies in a sheltered bay.

Bannerfish Bay
Bannerfish Bay

Bannerfish Bay is great for night diving, always good for surprises and perfect for photographers.

Islands
Islands

The Islands offer a wide range of hard and soft coral, combined with outstanding topography.

Moray Garden
Moray Garden

Moray Garden is one of the dive sites in the South of Dahab with a lot of small things to see.

Umm Sid
Umm Sid

Umm Sid features abundant fish life and reef structures in exceptional conditions.

The Caves
The Caves

The reef that circles the cave is just as attractive as the cave itself with colourful corals.

Sha’ab Said
Sha’ab Said

Sha’ab Said is North of Gabr el Bint and one the most beautiful dive sites around Dahab.

El Shugarat
El Shugarat

El Shugarat is in the South of Dahab and also known as “little trees” in Arabic.

Gabr el Bint
Gabr el Bint

Gabr el Bint ranks among the most attractive dive sites in the area around Dahab.

You want to get an eye candy regarding Dahab’s dive sites and its stunning marine life? Then don’t miss our gallery full of amazing underwater photography!