Dive Sites

Dive Sites

Dive Sites

Dahab, Arabic for Gold, is bordered by 2 protected areas; in the south, Nabq protected area starts at Wadi Gnai, and in the north, Ras Abu Galum protected area starts at the Blue Hole. In total, 52% of the Gulf of Aqaba coastline is protected area, which is very important for managing growth and for preserving the reef and ecosystem. There are 3 general main areas for diving in Dahab. The northern part stretches from Abu Helal to Ras Abu Galum including the world famous dive sites, the Blue Hole and Canyon. The middle part starts at the dive site Eel Garden and reaches down to Napoleon Reef, in the middle of this is Lighthouse also known as Dahab`s house reef, Bannerfish Bay, Mashraba and the Islands. The southern part runs from Golden Blocks to Gabr El-Bint which includes the sites the Caves and El Shugharat.

Dive the best of Dahab

Discover some of the best dive sites of the world! Click on the photo to see the exact location on the map.

Ras Abu Galum

Ras Abu Galum

30 Ras Abu Galum lagoon, Offshore reef, corals pinnacles

8 Km north of the Blue Hole and not easily accessible by road this dive site previously was... Read more

Blue Hole / Bells

Blue Hole / Bells

40 Blue Hole / Bells Deep dive, reef, coral garden, corals pinnacles

Probably one of the most famous dive sites in Egypt, the Blue Hole/ The Bells is accessed by... Read more

Golden Blocks

Golden Blocks

30 m Golden Blocks reef garden, shallow, reef, corals pinnacles

Just a short drive from the dive centre and one of the most southerly sites in Dahab the Golden... Read more

The Caves

The Caves

30 m The Caves Cave, Drift dive, reef garden, reef, corals pinnacles

The Caves are situated approx. 15 KM south of Dahab and is the last dive site before Gabr El... Read more

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

40 Lighthouse shallow, reef, corals pinnacles

The Lighthouse dive site is situated at the northern end of Dahab Bay it’s a popular dive site... Read more

House Reef Dahab

House Reef Dahab

14 M House Reef Dahab lagoon, shallow

Our house reef is just a few short steps from the dive centre, as you enter the water you will... Read more

Umm El Sid

Umm El Sid

30 m Umm El Sid reef garden, shallow, corals pinnacles

Umm Sid is situated between The Three Pools and The Caves Dive Sites. The entrance to the site... Read more

El Shugurat (little trees)

El Shugurat (little trees)

30 m El Shugurat (little trees) Drift dive, reef, coral garden

El Shugurat also known as “Little Trees” in Arabic gets its name from the forest of gorgonian... Read more

Gabr El-Bint

Gabr El-Bint

30 Gabr El-Bint reef, coral garden, corals pinnacles

Gabr El Bint, meaning ”The grave of the Girl” gets its name from a sad folk story of a girl... Read more

Canyon

Canyon

Canyon lagoon, Offshore reef, drop off, coral garden

Located 2.6 kilometres south of the Blue Hole and alongside the Blue Hole it is one of the... Read more

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