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Dahab, Egypt

Camel Diving Safari - basic acc. (8 days / 7 nights. Incl. 6 dives)

The diving
North of Dahab nestled between the desert mountains and the sea is Ras Abu Galoum. To get to this remote and protected area, you need to drive for hours around the mountains OR you can take the direct and much shorter route following the coastline on the back of a camel. Pick option number 2 and you are in for a life-time experience.

Starting out by loading your camel with your tanks and gear, your heavy blanket for the nights you are to spend around the fire in the silent desert and your happy self - you will need nothing more to enjoy this special dive excursion.

Riding along the ocean with nothing around you but desert and mountains. Arriving in a tiny Bedouin village where food and tea is cooked on open fires, where dives are done by walking in where you find suitable or loading up a beaten old local truck to go up the coast to even more secluded reefs… and sleeping next to the sea in a sheltered open hut with peepholes to the stars is a short and unjustifiable sum up of what you’ll live to tell. It is incredible, and so very special…   

Before the trip you will have a day of diving on local dive sites in Dahab. Your Accommodation will be booked and secured for the full week.

Location
Historically, most visitors to Dahab have been backpackers traveling independently, staying in the hostels and Bedouin camps. This has made the little fishermen town develop into an international good feel place. With its bohemian feel of hippie and Bedouin, Dahab is a beautiful mix of peace seeking travelers, creating an extraordinary atmosphere of relaxation and friendliness. Out in the desert you will be surrounded by a few Bedouin families and a whole bunch of camels. Not much else. A brilliant contrast!

Your accommodation (3 star hotel or camp)
Most things are flexible in Dahab, and that includes your accommodation! The main option is a Bedouin Camp, popular with backpackers and yogahippies since the 70s. It is very low key and basic, with proper bedouin hangout areas just steps from the beach. And it’s just 150m up the beach to your dive resort,  run by one of the most inspiring women in Dahab. Tanis is a Canadian woman who settled in Dahab many years ago. Her love and care for Egypt is truly inspiring and her daily presence at the camp and dive school calls for hours of interesting conversation and adds a catching calmness and charm to the whole place. You can also upgrade to sea view rooms with a swimming pool and breakfast included, right at the dive resort itself. Either way, you’re in great hands with friendly people.

Your room: (When not on the Camel Safari)
Your backpacker room at Sindbad camp is simple but clean and cozy. Twin or double beds, with A/C. Upgraded rooms are right next to the dive centre in the 3-star Dahab Hotel with swimming pool and breakfast included.

Your Room : (When on the Camel Safari)
Basic beach huts with carpets & blankets under the stars. Or as 1 diver put it, “roughing it in the million star hotel!”

CAMEL DIVING SAFARI - BASIC ACC.
Days / Nights included 8 days / 7 nights
Amount of dives included 6 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 482
CAMEL DIVING SAFARI - UPGRADED ACC.
Days / Nights included Yes days / nights
Amount of dives included 6 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 622
FUNDIVING - BASIC ACCOM.
Days / Nights included 8 days / 7 nights
Amount of dives included 4 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 303
FUNDIVING - UPGRADED ACCOM.
Days / Nights included 8 days / 7 nights
Amount of dives included 4 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 391
FUNDIVING EXTENDED - BASIC ACCOM.
Days / Nights included 8 days / 7 nights
Amount of dives included 8 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 391
FUNDIVING EXTENDED - UPGRADED ACCOM.
Days / Nights included 8 days / 7 nights
Amount of dives included 8 dives
PRICE (INCL. ACCOMODATION) € 468
Supplements
1 night camel upgrade € 128
Advanced Course - Supplemental € 250
Extra day of diving (2 dives) € 50
Extra night in basic (after) € 18
Extra night in basic (before) € 18
Extra night in upgraded (after) € 31
Extra night in upgraded (before) € 31
Refresher dive (added 1st dive) € 25