Snorkeling and other activities in Dahab
Blue Realm is not just about diving. We also cater for our “dry” visitors – those non-diving members of any group staying at Dahab or divers who simply fancy the odd day’s rest from diving. Despite the fact that the town grew out of diving, Dahab, together with the surrounding Sinai Desert offers many exciting and relaxing ways to occupy your time.
South Sinai is a region of great beauty and natural splendour. Within easy reach of Dahab are some of the most amazing sights this dramatic country has to offer, like the Coloured Canyon and the oases at Ein Khudra and Feiran. You can choose from a range of day excursions and extended trips into the Sinai by minibus, 4×4 or Bedouin camel, spending nights under the stars, and enjoying the peace, history and stark spectacle of an incredibly colourful and unique land.
A must for anyone who has never been there, is to climb to St Catherine’s Monastery in the heart of South Sinai, to see the glorious sunrise over the mountains. Close by lies historical Mount Sinai.
Naturally, because Dahab is right on the coast, a number of alternative water sports is available for enthusiasts or beginners. You can go snorkeling, of course, or enjoy windsurfing, sea kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, kite surfing and swimming. If that sounds like too much effort, why not just rent a bike, and explore the town and surroundings, or take a trip into Sharm El Sheikh to do some shopping. Still too energetic? OK, how about a massage, or simply lazing around the swimming pool and enjoying the sunshine?
Dahab is distinctly different. Its history has created a distinctive atmosphere and character that you won’t find anywhere else in Egypt, making it the ideal resort, whether you simply want to relax and chill out for a week or two, or enjoy the wealth of opportunities it offers for adventure.
It might surprise you to learn that the most beautiful corals and fish in the Red Sea can be found in the top few metres of water.
Because corals are dependent on sunlight for their survival, as we go deeper and the light diminishes, the less rich and varied the reef becomes. Naturally, since reef fishes are dependent on the coral for their survival, the more profuse the corals, the more numerous are the fish. This means that enjoyment of some of Egypt’s most beautiful marine life is readily available to anyone swimming slowly over the reef with nothing more than a mask and fins.
Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities for non-diving visitors to the Red Sea. Very few can resist the urge to sample its treasures with such little effort, but, beware; you might get to enjoy it too much, and be tempted to learn to dive.
The easiest way to experience the wonder of Dahab’s coral reefs is to join our regular snorkeling trips to the local dive sites. We offer a comprehensive service to beginners and experienced snorkelers, including instruction, advice, guidance, equipment hire and transport to the best local sites. The more adventurous and dedicated are welcome to join us on any of our boat trips to enjoy some of the spectacular and dramatic sites of the Ras Mohamed National Park.