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.