Explore the underwater world of the Red Sea on this Dahab diving tour for beginners. Even if you’ve never swum with a snorkel, you’ll know the ins and outs of basic diving, while also getting to explore the colourful corals and abundant marine life.
What to Expect
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.
- PADI booklet and instruction
- Transportation to dive site
- Full equipment and tank rental
Pick-up from hotel in Dahab
Know Before You Go
In addition to your swimwear, bring a towel and a dry, warm layer to wear after diving. Please notify the supplier in advance if you need a prescription lens for your mask. Vision prescriptions can be accommodated, but there is limited availability.
Children below the age of 10 are not permitted on this tour.
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 fill out a medical assessment prior to their dive experience. Please read through the PADI Medical form before you make the booking. If you answer YES to any of the questions, please contact the supplier for further consultation.