Welcome to Desert Divers Dahab

Maybe you have heard about Dahab? The amazing Bedouin Village where desert mountains meet the sea.

Travel guides call Dahab the Alternative Red Sea or Alternative Egypt. We call it home, and we love telling the Dahab story.

Dahab in the 80s

Dahab first made it onto the traveller’s map in the 1980s, when backpackers heard stories about the old hippie trail. They found a magic combination of palm tree beaches, coral reef and Bedouin life.

Hagg Ali built his first huts (‘khoshas’) so that this new sort of guest would have somewhere to stay, and slowly the first scuba divers and windsurfers started to arrive.

Desert Divers’ Said Khedr also arrived in Dahab around this time. You can read more about these early days in Said’s ‘Personal History of Dahab‘.


Today’s Dahab: Adventure Sports capital of Egypt

World-class scuba diving and windsurfing, coupled with an international airport in Sharm El Sheikh and a growing population of Bedouin working in tourism, gave birth to today’s Dahab.

As tourism grew, people found even more things to do in Dahab! Young Egyptians today will tell you that Dahab is the adventure sports capital of Egypt, and we’re super proud to have been part of it from the beginning.

Today, you can dive, climb, trek, freedive and stay with us!

Desert Divers is a PADI 5-star Dive Resort

Come dive with us!

Learn to freedive and discover yourself!

The highlight of many trips to the Sinai!

Go on a Camel Diving Safari

Try rock climbing with the Sinai’s 1st rock climbing centre

Trek deep into the desert with Bedouin guides

You'll love the easy-going vibe

Stay in a beautiful Bedouin camp

What makes Desert Divers different?

Our goal is to be the most loved adventure destination in the world. Here’s what guests tell us they love about us…

Unique Adventure!

For divers, our Camel Diving Safaris. For climbers, great rock and winter sun. For freedivers, it’s all about the Blue Hole. Trekkers love our canyons, and everyone loves that you can do all this in one place!

Bedouin hospitality

Bedouin tea, Bedouin food and learning how to relax Bedouin style. It’s a back to basics lifestyle you’ll love, and we’re happy to share it with you.

 International Standards

Great guides and instructors, well-maintained equipment and a responsible attitude – exactly what you need to keep you safe. Plus monitoring by national and international standards set by PADI, AIDA and more.

Off the beaten track

No trip to Desert Divers is complete without at least 1 night under the stars. Diving or freediving Ras Abu Galum, overnight rock climbing, trekking deep into the desert – you’ll love traveling the Bedouin way.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainability is in Desert Divers’ DNA! We even received an EU Award for developing and promoting sustainable tourism in the Sinai. Read more about sustainable tourism in Dahab.

Thanks for all the nice reviews everyone!

You can book courses and safaris to suit almost any arrival date. If you have any questions, just ask 🙂