Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt
Clear waters, a year-round warm climate and colourful marine life all add to Dahab’s dive appeal. The bohemian, Egyptian resort on the Gulf of Aqaba is a superb starting point for beginners. One popular dive site for novices is Lighthouse Reef at the northern end of Dahab. The shallow reef reveals a variety of tropical fish, turtles, blue-spotted rays and a seabed carpeted with vibrant corals. During your time in the water, you can catch glimpses of pufferfish, lionfish and yellow-tailed barracuda, and hidden among the reefs tiny seahorses and ghost pipefish may make an appearance. There are several qualified dive schools and hotels in Dahab offering inclusive diving and accommodation packages which include transportation by 4 x 4 or camel rides to shore dive locations.