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#38
Looking for dive buddy for Dahab (Egypt), from April 20-26, 2016
Oceanid - 3/30/2016 1:14 AM
Category: Travel
Replies: 3

Hello.

I have a week vacation coming up in April and I am looking for a buddy to share accommodation in Dahab and/or Sharm el-Sheik, in the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt), starting April 20th 2016, for a 6-nights-stay and a few days of diving.

There are many amazing dive sites (most of them are for intermediate divers, others for advanced divers, but there are a few also for beginners) in Dahab:
Abu Helal / Abu Talha
Bannerfish Bay
Blue Hole / Bells
Canyon / Fish Bowl
Caves
Coral Garden
Eel Garden
El Shugurat
Gabr el Bint
Golden Blocks
Islands / Seven Pinnacles
Lighthouse
Lionfish Rock
Mashraba
Moray Garden
Ras Abu Galum
Red Tooth Trigger Bay
Rick’s Reef
Salah’s Place
Sha’ab Khanzier
Shoe Stump
Sinai House Reef
Three Pools / South Oasis
Umm Sid

There are many different options (live aboard, dive from the shore, with boat, etc)... I am flexible.

I live in Canada and will fly to Sharm el-Sheik stand-by, most likely via Europe and/or Turkey... so wherever you are in the world, you can fly from the closest airport to Sharm el-Sheik and we will meet up over there.

It is a very last minute thing and I am aware not everybody can afford last minute trips due to time or financial constraints or other reasons. I am simply throwing it out in the universe to see if I get a positive reply.

Thank you = )
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WaterBoy700 - 3/30/2016 2:47 AM
My dream is to go to the Blue Hole in Dahab !
It is the top spot in the world, I think... But I m in San Francisco with low capital.. But I would love to have gone there☺😕😅😢..
Michael
#453
Roadking1 - 3/31/2016 11:45 AM
sounds like a great trip! I’ll be in Mexico diving that week. Good luck and have fun!
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Oceanid - 9/14/2016 2:05 PM
Well... WaterBoy700, I can tell you that I can take the Blue Hole off my Bucket List. It was a fantastic experience. It is majestic and mystical. By the way, lower budget is not a problem. Dahab is fairly inexpensive. You can find local accommodation for a decent price right in town. I personally stayed at Ibis Styles Dahab Lagoon which is a 4 star hotel located on a private beach in a laguna. I paid CAD$35/night including breakfast. I could eat a local Egyptian dinner for about CAD$7. So really, what was the most expensive was to fly there and the Deep Dive Certification (which was very reasonable, actually).

If you now feel like going, please contact either Adham Lashen or Magdi Zagloul (the owner of Diver’s House dive shop, in Dahab) and dive with Mohsen E. L. Saka, who is the most experienced Dive Master and Instructor in the village (who also works as a chamber tender at the local Dahab Medical Center). They can also provide you with accommodation on site (Divers House Hotel). This accommodation is even cheaper than the hotels outside of town. They also offer packages with meals, accommodation and dives all included. You can add them on Facebook and communicate with them. They will make you an offer and they have competitive pricing.
Jasmine restaurant right in front of the dive center has great Shisha, local food and music at night.

They are so genuinely nice and welcoming, you will seriously wonder why you waited so long before going. I have lived one of the very few experiences in my life where, especially as a woman traveling alone, I felt the safest, the most welcomed, the most respected, and enjoyed my entire vacation in a stunning location. Plus, I managed to get my Deep Water Certification one on one with the greatest dive master of the entire village, get 2 dives in the famous Blue Hole, learn some more Egyptian Arabic, mingle with friendly locals, and really enjoy my vacation!!!!!!

If you want more information, please let me know... but gather all your pennies and go for it, man.
ENJOY!