Lagona Divers – Dahab North
The town of Dahab is located in Egypt on the Sinai Peninsula about 90 kilometers north of Sharm-El-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba. The name Dahab means “gold” in English. The inhabitants chose it because of its golden shimmering, fine sandy coast.
The tranquil Bedouin village
Dahab developed from a destination for hippies and dropouts in the 80s and 90s to a well developed diving destination with a well functioning infrastructure. There are four districts in Dahab: “Assalah”, the old part inhabited by Bedouins. “Dahab City”, the southernmost part, where the city administration with post office and bank is located. And finally “Massbad”, now de facto merged with “Medina”, the tourist center with promenade, typical Egyptian bazaars and shisha bars as well as many small restaurants.
There are now several hotels that meet international standards. These are located south and north of the village itself. Besides there are many small, individually managed and mostly very simple hotels.
Among the various accommodation possibilities only two hotels have a house reef, which in our opinion also deserves this name: The Happy Life Village in the very south and the Tropitel Dahab Oasis in the north, very close to the dive site “The Canyon”.
On the long beach in and around Dahab the beach life unfolds with several diving and snorkeling spots. Dahab is also an insider tip among windsurfers. There are many possibilities for excursions on land and water. For example, locals offer their horses and camels for rides in the surrounding area.
All in all, Dahab offers a great landscape and cultural experience, cosy evenings in one of the numerous shisha bars and first and foremost spectacular and adventurous dive sites.
Mass tourism? An absolute foreign word in Dahab! Already the immediate proximity of the Sinai Mountains to the coast prevents an unlimited number of hotels. So Dahab will always have the flair of a small, moderate tourist place.
Anyone who has ever seen the sun rise over Saudi Arabia, set behind the Sinai Mountains and seen the night sky with its millions of stars knows why Dahab has so many repeat guests.
Our dive center Lagona Divers – Dahab North is located at the beach of the Tropitel Dahab Oasis since end of 2006 – with direct access to the house reef via a jetty. Our house reef is the southern extension of the fantastic dive site “Canyon Garden”. This area is exclusively available for our divers, because during normal recreational dives this area can only be reached from our jetty.
Dive packages can be booked in advance. Extras on site, such as rental equipment, jeep trips and special tours can be paid in cash (Euro, USD, CHF, EGP) or by credit card (VISA/Master).
- 25 complete equipments (Aqualung)
- 80 units 12-liter aluminum bottles with DIN connection ( enough INT-adapter available)
- 2 Bauer compressors with a total air delivery capacity of 380 litres/minute
- NITROX filling station
- 10 dive computers
- 10 diving lamps
- DAN-OnDemand and FreeFlow oxygen systems
Just as important as relaxed and beautiful dives is the following exchange of experience and knowledge. After the dive we like to meet in our wind-protected Bedouin corner to finish the dive day together or we organize one of our wadi parties for you, where you can enjoy local specialties like shishkebab, tahina cream and the typical flat bread.
Our dive sites
Dahab’s dive sites mainly offer shore dives from the beach, we reach the sites by jeep or pickup truck in half-day or full-day trips.
If you like, you can take a boat trip with us once or twice a week to Gabr El Bint and surroundings. This trip is also very suitable for snorkelers.
Average water/air temperatures
The 4-star Tropitel Dahab Oasis is currently the northernmost hotel in Dahab. From here you can reach dive site highlights like Blue Hole or Canyon in a few minutes. The hotel is located directly at the sea and has a private beach with sunbeds and parasols. The outstanding house reef can be reached via a footbridge with platform and offers ideal conditions for a vacation together with divers, snorkelers and non-divers.
141 rooms and 4 suites (129 of them with sea view) with terrace or balcony, shower/WC, sitting area, air conditioning (separately adjustable), satellite TV, telephone, minibar (daily filling on request), power supply 220V, European connection.
You can choose between standard rooms, superior rooms or a suite. Each of these rooms guarantees you the highest comfort, service and amenities. Rooms with connecting doors and non-smoking rooms are available on request.
All rooms and suites offer:
Single beds or king-size bed, balcony or terrace, sitting area, shower/WC, hairdryer, individually adjustable air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, minibar, door spy, smoke detector, baby crib (free of charge), iron and ironing board (on request)
The superior rooms have a guaranteed sea view and a flat screen TV
The suites (with sea view) consist of two rooms with queen-size bed and are ideally suited for up to 4 persons, e.g. 2 adults and up to 2 children.
Main restaurant with sun terrace (breakfast and evening buffet), pool bar (snacks and cocktails), beach bar (sandwiches and snacks), heated freshwater pool (with separate area for children), beach with sunbeds and umbrellas (free of charge), children’s playground. Souvenir store with daily necessities in the hotel lobby. Spa with beauty, wellness and relaxation treatments, massages and steam bath/sauna.
Diving center Lagona Divers – Dahab North directly on the beach.
Diving and snorkeling, rental of diving and snorkeling equipment, pool billiard, table tennis, beach volleyball, camel riding, desert safaris, wadi evenings, steam bath/sauna, massages, excursions e.g. to St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Moses
Our team in Dahab consists of well-trained employees, who fulfill your wishes daily from 08:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. to make your vacation, the best time of the year, a little bit more beautiful:
Arabic, German, English
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Lagona Divers – Servicecenter
93098 Mintraching – Germany
Telefon & WhatsApp: +49 9406 2831-0
Schweiz: +41 21 5104920
UK: +44 330 0101091
info [at] Lagona-Divers [dot] com