We will be going home from Dive Urge tomorrow and are all sad to go. Situated on the beach 5 minutes away from the town centre via a seafront walk. I am lying on the Bedouin seating area listening to the waves splashing on the beach while Bokkam the chef cooks our dinner. The food here is excellent. Several times we ate out at highly rated restaurants in Dahab and found ourselves wishing we had eaten here at Dive Urge. Rooms are clean and simple with new (quiet!) air con and a fridge- no TV :-)
The atmosphere is one of total calm.
Our daughters did a PADI open water course with the amazing Kayla - a ratio of two kids to one instructor. She was a natural teacher and a great dive guide. The girls had such faith in her we all did an incredible night dive together seeing shoals of 1000 fuseliers , fish with fluorescent eyes and eels.
While the girls did their PADI we dived in a group of four with Khalid who is great with the more experienced divers and showed us wonderful coral gardens and the canyon. The boat trip is a must , the coral there is stunning and the girls saw a giant barracuda. When they had qualified the four of us and Kayla our guide explored together. If you look at the baby barracuda video on the facebook page I can only say it was so wonderful in real life I nearly cried!
The whole set up is excellent and a lot of local staff are used. The guys who do the air tanks, the drivers, everyone is Brilliant.
Our daughters want to come again next year and insist it is here.
You may get slightly cheaper diving elsewhere but with a maximum group size of 4 to a dive master I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- 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, 3 years running, also speaks volumes. ... more less
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