beach & snorkelling

Spend the day on the beach and let mountain views, sunshine and golden sand embrace you. Take a dip and a snorkel in the Red Sea - Dahab's natural aquarium.

Beach Life
The sandy beach of Laguna is located only a 30 minutes’ walk or 10 minutes taxi ride from Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort. We are happy to prepare a picnic basket for you and make the arrangements for a memorable day on the beach.

Beach Activities 
Laguna is also a perfect place for a sunset horse or camel ride or an action filled quad bike experience

With the incredible Red Sea reef just off the shore, Dahab offers a range of sites suitable for snorkeling. Napoleon reef extends from the tip of Laguna, so take mask/snorkel with you to the beach. For easy access and a convenient location, the Lighthouse and El Gardenareas are a great choice. For beautiful coral reefs on a windy day, Three Pools and Morey Garden & Caves offer a sheltered location. And for a breathtaking underwater landscape you will find no better place than the world famous Blue Hole.

Beach towels are available by the pool at Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort, and you can hire snorkeling gear from our on-site dive center. Enjoy!


With the world-famous Blue Hole and annual competitions, Dahab is a center for international freediving. Experience the depth of the sea with only one breath!

We offer the full range of free diving courses, according to AIDA International free diving organization. The training takes place in Lighthouse, Blue Hole or a purpose built solar heated pool.

Aida 1 Star 
A one day introduction to free diving with emphasis physiological side of breathing and the effect of depth and pressure.

Aida 2 Star 
A two and a half day course designed to give you a full outline of free diving. After a final exam and performance test, you will gain your Aida 2 Star qualification.

Aida 3 Star 
A three day course building on the Aida 2 Star qualification to further your free diving skills.

Aida 4 Star 
A four day course which after completion gives you qualification as an assistant free diving instructor

Aida Instructor Course 
An intensive nine day course which when successfully completed makes you qualified to run your own 1 Star, 2 Star and 3 Star Aida courses.