Dahab attractions

Top Choice Dive Site in Dahab

Blue Hole

Carved into a reef, 8km north of Dahab, is Egypt’s most infamous dive site. The Blue Hole is a gaping sinkhole that drops straight down – some say as deep as 130m. Exploring the deeper depths should be left to exper…
Dive Site in Dahab


Bells is a narrow breach in the reef table that forms a pool close to shore. From here, divers can descend through a chimney, exiting onto a ledge at 27m and then swimming south along the reef wall until a saddle at…
Dive Site in Dahab

Gabr El Bint

This dive 25km south of Dahab features a dramatic seascape highlighted by a 60m wall cut by numerous chasms, faults and sandy ravines. If you access the site by land, the journey combines a 4WD trip and a Bedouin-le…
Dive Site in Dahab

Umm Sid

An impressive entrance through a wide corridor carved into a steeply sloping reef is a highlight of this dive site 15km south of Dahab. Further down you’ll find table corals and two enormous gorgonians. Depth: 5m to…
Dive Site in Dahab

Eel Garden

Eel Garden takes its name from the countless garden eels that carpet the sea floor. Other highlights include huge coral boulders and dense congregations of barracudas. Located off the Assalah shore. Depth: 5m to 20m…
Dive Site in Dahab


One of the area’s most popular dives, the Canyon is a long, narrow trench that runs perpendicular to the reef shelf, and is home to prolific hard and soft corals. It's on the north side of Dahab. Depth: 5m to 33m. R…
Dive Site in Dahab

Lighthouse Reef

This sloping reef is home to a bounty of fish life and is Dahab’s main night-diving site. More experienced divers can descend to the sandy bottom, where there’s a profusion of coral towers. Depth: 5m to 30m. Rating:…
Dive Site in Dahab


This underwater Alice in Wonderland–esque site south of Dahab offers an outstanding topography of coral alleyways, amphitheatres, valleys and gulleys. Depth: 5m to 18m. Rating: novice. Access: shore.
Ruins in Dahab


This fenced-off area contains the very sparse ruins of an ancient Nabataean trading post.