Some general information.

Air temperatures: reach 40°C (104°F) in August and fall to 20°C (68°F) in the winter

Water temperature: 20°C (68°F) in February to 27°C (81°F) from July to October

Suit: 3 mm or 5 mm wetsuit (November – April), shortie for rest of the year

Visibility: 20–40 metres (65–130 feet) on average

Type of diving: Reefs, walls, wrecks

Marine life: turtles, blue spotted rays, jacks, snappers, barracudas, lionfish, reef fish, colourful corals, octopus, many different kinds of fish

When to go.

Any time of year, although if you prefer really warm water it is best to visit the Red Sea between June and September.


Diving is extremely popular in Dahab and the reefs here are still in relatively good shape.

Known dive sites include Abu Helal, Blue Hole, The Bells, Canyon, Coral Garden, Eel Garden, Lighthouse, Moray Garden, Islands, Three Pools, Gabr El Bint, Ras Abu Gallum.

Diving in Dahab is mainly shore based with easily accessible reefs right on the shoreline. This means there’s no mad rush to the crowded jetty at the crack of dawn; the journey from the divecentre to divesite is made in the back of one of our 4-wheel-drive jeeps. We will always leave on time, and we will ensure you are treated as guests, and not as a tour group. Also you can choose the dive sites by yourself.