The Dahab area is protected and resource managed to ensure that the rich natural environment remains unspoiled.
As with many other areas of the Red Sea and Sinai coast of Egypt, Dahab has some famous dive sites and snorkelling opportunities.
The famous Blue Hole, literally a deep hole in the coral reef, is located around 30 minutes from Dahab by jeep, and is suitable for more experienced divers. Around 150m wide, and up to 110m deep, the Blue Hole is one of nature’s oddities, and is in fact a sort of cave or pothole, giving it the appearance of an eerie gap in the coral reefs which surround it.
On land, Dahab offers a wealth of relaxing activities. There are restaurants here right on the beach itself, where delicious meals can be followed by a relaxing walk on the beach, or something a little more physical, such as horse and camelback riding, or riding the water’s surface with some windsurfing or kite surfing. The breeze blowing from the Red Sea onto the coast makes Dahab a centre for windsurfers, and the Laguna (lagoon) seems almost tailor-made for wind and kite surfers to enjoy their sport. Some hotels here specialize in wind and kite surfing in the same way that many others specialize in scuba diving and snorkelling, and there are areas of the lagoon dedicated for these pursuits.