Courses in Dahab, Egypt

About Dahab

Dahab is a small town located about 90 kilometers from the airport in Sharm El Sheikh. Dahab means gold in Arabic and it used to be a small Bedouin village on the Sinai peninsula until «discovered» by a local gold rush. Nowadays it is a diving and surfing Mecca, which nevertheless retained its small town charm. Sandy beaches and coves extend for miles around the town, providing almost countless dive sites.

There are a lot of restaurants in Dahab catering for all tastes: Arabic, Bedouin, Russian, Chinese – you name it, likely it is there. Most restaurants are small, cozy and located along the waterfront. Most also furnish a wifi connection. There is also a variety of grocery and convenience stores, and a number of reputable laundries.

Temperatures (day / night)

February 22°C / 9°C
June 31°C / 23°C
September 31°C / 23°C


There is a wide selection of accommodation in Dahab ranging from budget camps and mini-hotels through villas on the beach and 5-star hotels. The below listed hotels are most conveniently located: Planet Oasis, Mirage, Red Sea, Dahab Divers.

Instructor Development Course

The Instructor Development Course will take place at the 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center «Planet Divers», located near the Lighthouse dive site. The dive center will be your home away from home during the IDC. The staff is friendly and helpful, they will furnish you with equipment boxes and storage for your gear. They will be more than happy to accommodate you for couple days if you just want to enjoy sometime in Dahab after the IE.

Theory classes

Classes will be held in a classroom at the Dive Centre. The room sits 12-14 people comfortably, has air conditioning and will be at your sole disposal trough out the course, so that you do not have to carry your textbooks and materials to the classroom everyday. It is a comfortable place to hold classes, make briefings and debriefings. The dive center also provides access to WiFi.

Confined Water exercises and Open Water Exercises

During the IDC both the confined water and open water exercises will be completed at or near the Lighthouse dive site. The site is located approx. 30 meters from Planet Divers. All dives are beach entry so do not forget your dive boots.

Water temperatures

February 18-20°C
June 25-26°C
September 26-27°C

Instructor Exam

Examinations usually take 2 days and take place in Dahab. For more information you check out our website in the section Instructor Exams (IE).

We can book for our IDC candidates 14 nights in a single room with breakfast (Planet Oasis Hotel), including transfer to and from the airport in Sharm El Sheikh for 275,00 € per person.

Planet Oasis

Nice, arabic style, recently refurbished hotel on the Dahab Bay coast, small resort with diving center Planet Divers. There is a sandy private beach in front of the hotel and 50 m to the left begins beautiful Lighthouse Reef. The only hotel in this area with really fresh water in the shower. Internet conection via Wireless Network for FREE.

•Room — SGL, DBL, TPL

•Swimming pool

•Wireless internet for free

•1-2 Children with 1 or 2 Adults up to 12 Years FREE.

•Prices from 11 to 24 euros per room per night with breakfast.

Dahab Divers Hotel

About 100 meters from Planet Divers.

•8 comfortably furnished rooms with shower or bathtub and toilet

•6 rooms with double beds, 2 of the rooms can be used as 3-bed rooms

•all rooms with air-condition

•all rooms with 19" LCD TV via satellite

•all rooms with minibar

•hygiene and cleanliness are guaranteed

•room service available

•Wireless internet


•Single room — 30 euros per night

•Double room — 40 euros per night

•Triple room — 48 euros per nigh

Red Sea Relax

About 50 meters from Planet Divers. The New Red Sea Relax Resort lies meters from teeming reefs and close Dahab's colourful bazzars, laid back beach cafes and modern amenities. The Resort prides itself on its friendly, professional service, home from home feel and family atmoshere.

The 20 available rooms rate as some of the best in Old Dahab and are all en-suite with «power shower». They also come equipped with either air-conditioning or fan. All rooms also boast a mini-bar, free coffee and tea making facilities, and open onto a beautiful sea view balcony.

Price from 37 euro per person.