Travel Tips & Linksand useful contacts
Travel Tips for Dahab
If you are feeling sick please let us know and we will arrange for a doctor to come and see you (24 hrs). They are not too expensive and will give you a receipt to claim on your insurance. There is as well a recompression chamber in Dahab.
Dehydration is common. It is exacerbated by caffeine and alcohol. Diving also plays a part due to the dry air in your tank. It is wise to drink as much water as you can comfortably manage! The recommended daily water intake is 2-3 large bottles and 4-6 bottles for divers. Please do not drink the tap water!
Upon arrival at Sharm el Sheikh airport or Taba airport there are two Visa options:
Option 1: If you are just planning to stay only in South Sinai (Dahab, Sharm el Sheikh, Nuweiba, Taba & St Catherine) for 2 weeks or less and you are not intending to dive at Ras Mohammed, Tiran or at the Thistlegorm, you can get the free of charge “14 days South Sinai only” stamp from the passport control.
Option 2: If you want to travel around Egypt, stay for more than 2 weeks, or dive at Ras Mohammed, Tiran or the Thistlegorm, you need to buy the 1 month whole Egyptian Visa (available at the airport) for 25U$ per person.
please note your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months (departure date) to be allowed to enter Egypt.
A return airport transfer in your own private air-conditioned Taxi from Sharm el Sheikh or Taba airport, Sharm el Sheik or Nuweiba harbour can be arranged by us. For prices please contact us by email. To organise your transfer, we need to know your flight number / ferry details and arrival time.
There are also buses available from the Sharm, Nuweiba or Taba bus station to Dahab.You need to get a taxi to the bus station from the airport and though you may have to wait for a couple of hours, the trip is very affordable.
Reef 2000 accepts the following currencies: L.E., Euro, U$ and British Sterling.
We also accept Master & VisaCard though this will incur in a 3% service charge.
ATMs & Banks
There are various ATMs and banks in Dahab where you can draw money. To avoid problems with your card inform your bank, that you intend to use your card in Egypt
A free of charge wire-less LAN connection is available in the public areas of the Bedouin Moon Hotel.
International phone calls and faxes may be made from the dive club office. All calls and faxes are charged per minute.
Local mobile phone sim-cards are available in town.
You can purchase postage stamps and postcards at any supermarket in town. The hotel reception will be happy to post the cards for you.
Flight Carriers & Flight Search Engines
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If you are having problems with Holiday/Dive insurance to Dahab. You CAN get safe cheap insurance for example from a UK based company. Contact www.think-ins.co.uk
Agents for flights and trips to us
Scuba Travel / Tony Backhurst
Ferry Hurghada – Sharm
Check ferry schedules & book
Ferry Aqaba (Jordan) – Nuweiba
Check ferry schedules & book
Reef 2000 Dive Club on TripAdvisor
Reef 2000 on Taucher.Net
Wind & Tidal Forecasts
Weather and wind forecast for Dahab
Tidal forecast for Dahab
Indepths / Divemaster
IANTD Middle East
Reef 2000 group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/85555420581/