Your Dahab dive tour starts on land, in a beach classroom where you’ll learn the basics before taking the plunge in the Red Sea. You’ll get a proper lesson in dive safety and procedure (pay attention, there will be a quiz!), and your professional PADI instructor will teach you everything you need to know about your dive equipment. Sufficiently initiated, you’ll kit up and hit the water.
You’ll be taken to one of two training dive sites, both perfect for beginners, with shallow depth, sandy bottoms, and easy access from shore. All diving is weather-dependent, so your Red Sea dive site location will be decided on the morning of your dive date. You may end up at the Lighthouse, a sheltered reef that has one of the easiest entries in Dahab, or be taken to the Southern Oasis, where you’ll find coral towers and sandy stretches perfect for prepping your diving legs.
You’ll get two dives on your Dahab diving tour, letting you see and do a bit more on your second go, and your guide will work with you to boost your confidence under the sea. Get a good look around you and keep your eyes open for fish, turtles, and, if you’re really lucky, manta rays.
Once you’ve done the dive, you’ll head back to the dive centre to debrief and complete your Discover Scuba Diving certification. If you then decide to up your diving skills to the next level, your DSD certification gives you credits for the first two dives of the PADI Open Water Course.
Note that all tour passengers are required to fill out a medical assessment prior to their dive experience.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts.
Inclusions: PADI booklet and instruction, transportation to dive site, full equipment and tank rental
Dress standard: In addition to your swimwear, bring a towel and a dry, warm layer to wear after diving. Please notify Urban Adventures in advance if you need a prescription lens for your mask. Vision prescriptions can be accommodated, but there is limited availability.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick-up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, please email us to confirm your correct pick-up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer, you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Your PADI medical form must be filled out and will be collected by the guide before departure time.
Additional Information: Dive Type : Shore Dives
Dive centre name: Fantasea Divers
Dive centre licensing body:
Ministry of Tourism of Egypt (renewed yearly)
CDWS ISO standard EN 14467 / ISO 24803 (renewed yearly)
Dive affiliation with rating: PADI 5* Gold Palm Resort
Nearest hyperbaric chamber: Dahab
All passengers are required to make a medical declaration prior to diving. Please read through the PADI Medical form before you make the booking. If you answer YES to any of the questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further consultation. There are some conditions that are not compatible with diving — as such, some clients may have to present a medical assessment from a dive doctor. Most dive destinations have a hyperbaric chamber and clients can be referred to the on-site medical team to be checked over and signed off as fit to dive. A dive assessment takes about 30 minutes.
The entire tour time is 7 hours including travel times, kitting up, and dive. Dive lengths are always dependent on air consumption; the average time is 30 minutes underwater, depending on the individual.
Child Policy: Children and teens under age 10 are not permitted to join this tour.