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The pick of the Sport Diver post­bag, in­clud­ing a reader who has been won over by the charms of Da­hab and an­other who wants UK divers to worry about the rain a lit­tle less.

I have just come back from my first ever trip to Da­hab. What a won­der­ful place for a week of div­ing. I’ve been to the Red Sea a few times - at least half a dozen ac­tu­ally - but have al­ways stayed in Sharm el Sheikh. What can I say? I’m a crea­ture of com­fort! Any­way, as much as I loved my trips out to Sharm (and the two dive cen­tres that I al­ter­nated be­tween) I felt it was time for a change. But, like I said, I’m a crea­ture of com­fort so I didn’t fancy chang­ing things up too much! So, once again, I flew in to Sharm el Sheikh Air­port, only this time I trans­ferred a cou­ple of hours north to the lovely Da­hab. Al­though I was stay­ing in one of the larger ho­tels, what struck me was how much smaller Da­hab was com­pared with its in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned neigh­bour to the south. It’s still a de­cent size, ob­vi­ously - it has plenty of bars and res­tau­rants - but it just oozes a lit­tle more charm. Add to this some ex­cel­lent div­ing - some of the best, most ex­pan­sive reefs I have ever seen - and you have your­self one hell of a dive des­ti­na­tion! My rea­son for writ­ing, I guess, is to en­cour­age more peo­ple to give Da­hab a go. It’s a cool place and well worth divers’ at­ten­tions.

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