Blue Ventures’ first foray into short diving holidays went without a hitch last week. The group of 12 enjoyed a weeks diving in the ecologically rich Red Sea off the coast of Dahab, also sampling the local cuisine and chilled out atmosphere. We visited some world famous dive sites, including the Blue Hole (yes, it is really that good!) and Canyons as well the little known but beautiful Gabr El Bint. Evenings were spent exploring the small town, and being romanced by the local Bedouin!
Wearing our responsible tourist hats, everyone was encouraged to think carefully about the effect of the tourism industry on the area and share their thoughts in informal discussion. It was disappointing to see the amount of rubbish in the desert and on the beaches, but discussions with local dive centres revealed that steps were being made to clean up the area. We were also informed that Egyptian authorities respond far better to opinions from outside Egypt, so BV has sent it’s impressions to the Egyptian tourist board.
Photos from the trip will soon be up on the web at this link to let those who were on the trip reminisce and to make those not on the trip jealous! We’d like to thank our dive guides at Poseidon Divers (Farmer and Vicky) and all the staff at the Coral Coast Hotel. It was great to see everyone on the trip, new and old friends alike, and we hope to see you again soon! For those who couldn’t make it, there’s always next time, just keep checking out our website!