Welcome to Dahab
Fish & Friends is located in Dahab, one of the most charming villages in Egypt, originally Bedouin the village has become famous for its diving. Though its roots have not been forgotten, it is now an oasis which welcomes people from all around the world creating a mix of cultures rarely seen elsewhere.
Within the red towering mountains of Sinai, Dahab is only one hour away from the “Jet-Set” city of Sharm El Sheikh. With more of a Bohemian feel, golden beaches and a laid back atmosphere, Dahab has both budget accommodation and excellent hotels catering. Moreover, Dahab is enclosed by two National Parks: Abu Gallum to the North and Nabq to the South. Both are virgin and preserved areas.
Land of discovery. The route to the Promised Land; where Isis sought Osiris and the Pharaohs found gold. Where Moses witnessed the burning bush and Bedouins camped by Crusader forts. A meeting point for three great religions, at the crossroads of Africa and Asia. After 8,000 years at the heart of history, experience a land of continuing contrasts.
Where rock meets coral reef and the desert stops at the sea and where the grandeur of granite meets the golden beaches of the “Red Sea Riviera”. Tropical fish, exquisite corals, spectacular sunsets and clear nights with a million stars.
ExcursionsIn Dahab, when you’re not diving, you can also enjoy very nice excursions around. As a dive center, we do not organize such trips but we ca recommend you serious local safaris operators.
The white canyon
Leave Dahab by jeep through the rugged mountain terrain. Upon arrival, a guide will lead you through some of the many walkways where you can admire the superb array of colors and shapes.
Mount Sinai and monastery of Saint-Catherine
Leave Dahab at night to Mount Sinai. Follow the trail up to the top and experience an impressive sunrise at the summit. If you have the opportunity, do it a night of full moon and enjoy the majestic sight of the sun facing the moon. There, it is said that God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. After this you will descent to visit St. Catherine Monastery.
The oasis of Ain Khudra
Discover what is considered the most spectacular oasis in Sinai, Ain Khudra. You'll have the opportunity to explore its many varieties of palm trees, shrubs and springs of fresh mountain water. Relax and enjoy your Bedouin cooked lunch and slowly make it back to Dahab.
Within NABQ National Park lies a coastline of 5 km of mangrove forest. This mangrove is composed of one very fragile species of tree, Avicennia marina. Mangrove forests play an important role in shoreline protection and are vital as fish breeding and nursery areas. They also support a large resident bird population, as well as providing a rest stop for migratory birds. Spend most of the day in a completely virgin environment and enjoy a typical Bedouin lunch…