WELCOME TO FREEDIVE DAHAB & THE BLUE HOLE – MECCA OF FREEDIVING !
About Freedive Dahab
Freedive Dahab is one of the very first Freediving Centres in the world started in 2003 by former freediving world record holder Lotta Ericson. In 2010 Freedive Dahab became the first SSI Freediving Instructor Training Center in the world and certified thousands of all level freedivers and hundreds of instructors.
Our freediving center is located close to the Lighthouse Bay, which is the heart of Dahab. Most of our courses take place here. We have a big and comfortable AC classroom, a spacious equipment room and a big outside terrace, so we have plenty of room for big groups. We have outside showers for the summer and 2 hot showers inside for the winter, and Free wi-fi for our guests.
We organize several events and packages throughout the year, such as Freediving Training weeks, Combo weeks. Our most popular packages for long stayr are the Beginner to Instructor package, through which we have certified hundreds of competent instructors over the last few years, and the Freediving Master, for who wants to dedicate 2 – 4 weeks or longer to freediving training.
We also arrange events on request, like specialized private training, sled training (No-Limits and Variable Weight), national competitions, record attempts, instructor courses.
Dahab and the Blue Hole
Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, located approximately 80 km northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai’s most treasured diving destinations. It is a place that many have fallen in love with over the years, and return to time & time again. The arrival of international hotel chains has since made the town a popular destination with tourists. Dahab is world-renowned for its windsurfing SCUBA diving, free-diving and snorkelling. Land based activities include camel, horse, jeep and quad bike trips. Mount Sinai is a two hours drive, with Saint Catherine’s Monastery being a popular tourist destination.
The nearby Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as ‘the saddle’, opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long tunnel, known as the arch, the top of which lies at a depth of 56 m. The hole itself and the surrounding area has an abundance of coral and reef fish. The Blue Hole is perfect for deep freediving because the reef around it protects it completely from waves and currents. The surface is always almost flat, and we don’t have to swim more than 30 meters from the nearby restaurant in order to find up to 90 meters of depth.
Dahab is served by Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport.
Freedive Dahab Center and Shop
Freedive Dahab Accommodation
For our events and packages we use Alf Leila Hotel, but we are happy to take care of your hotel reservation, even if you come at a different time than our combo weeks and training events:)
The hotel is situated in the central Light House area, (Dahab’s main bay) 200 meters from our freediving school and close to all shops and restaurants. It is a very pretty boutique hotel, and run by caring and friendly staff.
The price for the rooms starts at 24€ for the single room and 29€ for the double room. All rooms have AC, private bathroom and the breakfast is included in the price. Dorm rooms are also available at 12 euro/night!
They have very good reviews on Tripadvisor and all our guests who stayed there were happy.
For short or long stays we have 2 apartments right above our freediving school. Both apartments are equipped with AC, have a kitchen, and wifi. Sheets, towels and the basic kitchen utensils are provided.
100 euro/1 week, 150 euro/2 weeks, 220 euro/month
One Bedroom Apartment:
200 euro/2 weeks, 150/1 week, 280 euro/month
We offer packages with accommodation and freediving courses and/or training, please let us know your needs and we will give you a tailor made quote.