The plane was full of holiday makers talking about their multi-star all inclusive free booze holiday to come. Scary! We were met at the airport and quickly ushered away from the chavs to the peaceful village of Dahab.
Some reviews mention the location in a negative way. All I will say is that Dahab is a real community not much different from any other N. African or Middle Eastern community. If sterility is what you are looking for, then go somewhere else and leave Dahab for me to enjoy!
Dive Urge is a wonderful place to stay. I spend far too much time in hotels for business. Going to Dive Urge is more like visiting relatives with more privacy. They treat you like an extended family.
Rooms - no TV, excellent! I hate those things anyway. The bed was very comfy and still felt good after my 10 to 12 hour lay ins. The closeness to the water is great. The sound of the surf is lovely.
Food - the house special pancakes with a mixed fruit lassy are an excellent way to start the day, especially eating on the beach.
Service - excellent. Anytime I needed anything, the staff took care of it immediately.
Diving - Ahmed was our dive master. He is very knowledgeable and thorough and SAFE. Most excellent diving experience.
Dive shop - had an o-ring failure on my personal regulator that they fixed immediately for me.
Overall, this is a wonderful place. I hate large chain multi star places anyway, I much prefer a smaller friendly place. If you are honest about wanting accommodation that is relaxing and excellent value, then go here. If you want to tell your friends about how many stars the resort had, go somewhere else with the drunk tourists.
T & K
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive Urge is a PADI Resort offering a personal,peaceful & professional retreat for divers wishing to holiday away from the crowds. Set on the shores of the famous Eel Garden Dive Site, just five minutes walk from the main bay of Dahab. Our family run club offers a unique 4-1 policy for all divers, which keeps the groups small and your enjoyment level high. We offer the highest standards of attention and care for all our guests. Our home from home feeling appeals to all holiday makers; singles, couples, groups of friends and of course families too. Our number one rating in Trip Advisor and Cert of Excellence, since 2012, also speaks volumes. ... more less
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