dahab, the jewel of the sinai
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this was the best place i could be. heaven on earth for short. dahab always comes to amaze you. the town is very versatile with a base for scuba divin, mountain climbin, ATV,wind surfin and what more partying. its got a very lively scene and most of the inhabitants are young and some not so young but young at heart.
places of interest for snorkelin and divin:
blue hole ( this is the best)
for mountain climbin:
all over the town
lets start. the main part of dahab which is the most happenin one is the el mashrabe street(sharae). this is the street where all the low cost budget hostels are located as well as the scuba divin centres etc.
hilton is located not far off and also has a party scene but nothin like the one on the corniche.
dahab is a base for scuba divin where one can do introductory dives for around 20 usd the best time to go is june-july which is kinda the off season and nov - dec should be avoided as prices tend to increase a lot at that time. the divin around the lighhouse is not as enrichin porobably because of too much ppl pollution.
the blue hole is the best part for snorkelers and divers. i have heard that no one has been able to touch its bottom and experienced divers have gone down never to return.that sends a chill!!!
anyways the sea life and corals are amazin here and unspoilt atleast they were and the fact that the approach road is unmettalled would give the area a longer time to be spoilt.
the scenery is truly exhiliratin. at one side u have moutains with no vegetation on them bare moutains with the sun over them perpetually and at the other side u have the red sea and this hole. i truly recommend ppl to atleast go to the hole three times because the area is so large that one would not be able to scout the whole place i mean snorkel!! besides entrance to the hole is free although there r lots of checkpoints which in one sense is good since it keeps the crime element away but u have to return at evening because no one is permitted to stay.
after returnin to the hostel at evening there is just one thing to do frab a bit of rest to be in shape for the night party. there is this quite racious bar called TOTA where entrance for foreigners is free and thus one can enjoy the fruits of this life for free and since i dont drink what better way to spend time and have fun. TOTA is designed like a submarine and the locals who come here r the ones ownin the guesthouses and tryin to have fun since local women r almost non existent in dahab!! lolz!!