WELCOME TO FREEDIVE DAHAB & THE BLUE HOLE
THE MECCA OF FREEDIVING!
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 stays 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 is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
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.
Our freediving school is located in El Fanar Street (N 28 30.012, E 034 31.104) at a short walking distance from the Light House bay in the heart of Dahab. Most of our freediving courses are held at Light House and we have nice hot showers and AC classrooms. On our big front porch (with a nice sitting area for coffee breaks) there are rinsing facilities, outdoors showers and a hanging area for equipment. Our Freediving Shop is connected to the teaching facilities; there you can buy all the necessary freediving equipment such as high quality freediving wetsuits (from Polosub and other brands), freediving fins, monofins, footpockets, noseclips, lanyards, low volume masks of different kinds.
FDD HOTEL: For short or long stays we have 4 big rooms right above our freediving school. All rooms have private bathrooms and are equipped with AC, fridge and wifi. The rooms have a big common terrace great for socialising, stretching, and eating during breaks from training. We will soon equip a common kitchen for the rooms so that our guests will be able to cook their own food if they so wish.
-Big room with double bed
-Big room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed
-Small room with 2 twin beds
-Small room with 3 twin beds
21 euro/day, 140 euro/week, 240 euro/2 weeks, 315 euro/3 weeks, 390 euro/4 weeks.
28 euro/day, 175 euro/week, 310 euro/2 weeks, 410 euro/3 weeks 480 euro/4 weeks
Due to the extreme high costs of electricity caused by the use of the AC units, we are forced to charge 3 euro extra per day during the period from 1-04 to 30-09.
NOTE! 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.
HOTEL: For our events and packages we use Blue Beach Club 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 very close to the main central area (Dahab’s main bay) at around 300 meters from our freediving school and it is facing the sea. It has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a pub, a beach bar and a big yoga room. Wifi reaches all the hotel area, including the rooms. All rooms have AC, private bathroom and the breakfast is included in the price. Rooms are designed in a simple arabic style and they all have either private balcony or terrace.
Prices for STANDARD rooms:
Low season: single room 30 euro, double room: 35 euro
High season: single room 32 euro, double room: 38 euro
The Standard Rooms do not have a sea view and can be more noisy during busy seasons as they face the street side. If you want a more quiet room and a sea view, we will be happy to book you in one of the Superior Rooms at a supplement.
ENTIRE HOUSE: You can rent this beautiful and spacious house in the heart of Assalah, located at 200 meters from the beach. The house was built with taste and European standards. It has a 50 square meter open space living room and a 40 square meter bedroom with sitting area, a big dome, lots of light, great atmosphere and it is fully air conditioned. Ideal for a couple but children can also be accommodated.
Some local restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacy, groceries, fruit & vegetable shops are all within a 5 minutes walk. Touristic restaurants are reachable with a 15 minutes walk on the beach, or on a short taxi ride. Taxis are plentiful but we can provide you with our driver who will pick you and take you to our center, the main beach and restaurants area for 1 euro per ride. 3G USB internet is provided and included in the price.
Our staff will check you in at arrival to show you around, and check you out and make sure you will catch your transfer back to he airport. Due to many flights landing at night, check-in is allowed at any time of day and night as the driver who takes care of our transfer will be able to let you in.
Price: 29 euro/day or 192 euro/week. Minimum rental 4 days.
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.