somehow managed to escape mass tourism until now hence it is a fairly small
place without the big hotels you will find elsewhere in Egypt.
I get ready
for one of the main things I have been looking forward to do in Egypt - dive the Red Sea.
I have heard many good stories about the visibility of the water being amazing because
no rivers flow into the Red Sea - the coral and fish living should be among the
best in the world as well.
I find a dive
shop to go out with - it is fairly cheap even though they decide to charge me
an extra 10 US$
for a refresher course because I have not dived in more than 6 month - rip off.
Well we get the gear on and starts to move a small pack of divers down on the
main street of Dahab to go diving right of the beach. I get in. And this is a
disappointment the water is not super clear the visibility is medium at best. The
fish life is ok - but the corals is in a sorry state lots of dead ones all over
the place. It is always nice to breath underwater but this was not one of those
dives I will remember for too long - nothing like what I expected.
dive it is time for lunch - there are lots of small restaurants along the shore
in Dahab. They all got menus outside were they state a price - but the price is
negotiable. Apparently in Egypt
the price of menus is only an opening offer then you can negotiate the price. You
ask the man if you can get 15 percent of the price if he says yes quickly you
ad that next door you were offered a free starter and desert - and you would
like this too in his place - along with a cup of tea naturally. He will still
say yes and then you can eat.