Eritrea Diving Center
At the foot of the mainland causeway is the massive monument to the Eritrean Struggle for Independence. Three huge tanks stand on a...
St Mariam Cathedral
Opposite the end of the causeway from the mainland is the Orthodox St Mariam Cathedral. While the building is lovely and the artwork...
Old Railway Station
Built during the Italian occupation, the columns and elegant facade look completely abandoned from the front but a wander inside reveals...
On the Piazza degli Incendi, across from the Sheikh Hanafi Mosque, this little teashop (and the few others that surround it) stays...
In the same colonnaded arcades that house the Hotel Savoiya, the outdoor seating here is popular for breakfast and dinner when the...
Eritrea Diving Center information
If you want to learn to dive, you can contact the Eritrea Diving Center on Taulud Island. Ask for the helpful English-speaking Nasreddin Osman, who can organise the usual Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) courses. Open-water courses (US$360) can usually be completed in four days. For those who just want a taste of Eritrea's underwater world, there's a 'Scuba Diving Introduction' for US$50, which runs over a half day.