Lagona Divers – Dahab South
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 South is located on the beach of the Happy Life Village – Dahab since November 1st 2001. The fantastic house reef can be reached via the beach and a short jetty without having to walk over the coral reef which reaches down to the beach. A free pick-up shuttle will bring you the short way to the house reef and back any time you want.
Dive packages can be booked in advance. Extras on site, such as rental equipment, jeep breaks and special tours can be paid in cash (Euro, USD, CHF, EGP) or by credit card (VISA/Master).
- 40 complete equipments (Aqualung)
- 100 units 12-liter aluminum bottles with DIN connection ( enough INT-adapter available)
- 2 Bauer compressors with a total air delivery capacity of 900 litres/minute
- NITROX filling station
- 20 dive computers
- 20 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 Happy Life Village is the southernmost hotel in Dahab. It is located about 50 minutes from Sharm El Sheik International Airport. From here the dive site highlights “Southern Oasis”, “Golden Blocks
and “Tripple Pools” can be reached in a few minutes. The spacious hotel is located directly on a wide sandy beach with sunbeds and parasols. A faboulous house reef is only a few meters away from the base. It is suitable for easy snorkeling and exciting dives by day and night.
A total of 334 very spacious rooms and 20 family suites are available. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, bath/WC, hairdryer, sitting area, satellite TV, individually adjustable air conditioning, telephone, safe box, refrigerator, 220V power supply (European connection). A sitting area completes the comfortable living experience.
The family rooms or suites connect two spacious rooms with a common bathroom. As a suite you will find a couch set, a spacious dining table with chairs and another TV in the 2nd room. Due to their size the suites/family rooms are suitable for up to 4 adults without any problems. The family suites are ideally suited for 2 adults and 2 children.
The Happy Life Village offers 2 restaurants: the main restaurant with a beautiful sun terrace for breakfast and dinner and the “Love Boat”, which is used for lunch. The management emphasizes the importance of an extensive range of dishes at the buffet, most of which are freshly prepared on site. Two pool bars, a beach bar (the “Aladdin Tent” / evening disco) and an air-conditioned lobby bar (the “Filo Bar”) complete the offer. For lovers of the typical water pipes, a shisha bar is available in the evening.
3 swimming pools (one of them heated) with 2 special sections and waterslides for children invite you to swim and cool down.
Generously equipped diving school Lagona Divers – Dahab South on the beach side of the hotel.
Diving and snorkeling, rental of diving and snorkeling equipment. Children’s playground, fitness room and spa with hairdresser and beauty treatments. There are various water slides and the possibility to participate in activities like water polo or water gymnastics. Our Lagona Divers team also conducts diving programs in the pool.
Camel riding, quad tours (starting directly from the hotel), desert safaris, wadi evenings, disco evenings and excursions (external providers)
The hotel offers among other things:
- 2 restaurants
- 3 swimming pools
- Water slides
- 2 pool bars
- Beach bar
- Shisha Bar
- 24-hour room service
- Local and international telephone calls
- Free towel service at pool and beach
- Free beach and pool beds
- Laundry service
- Shuttle bus to the center of Dahab
- Children’s playground
- On-site clinic (possibility of a fitness for diving examination)
- Baby beds on request
Our team in Dahab is made up of well-trained staff, who fulfill your wishes daily from 08:30 to 18:00 to make your vacation, the best time of the year, a little bit more beautiful:
The Team of 2019
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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