PROTECTORATE DIVING SAFARI 2011/2012 - 7 nights/8 days program
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In dahab - south sinai , Janub Sina', Egypt
_A brief introduction to our Diving Safari
Our Protectorate Dive Safari is a program made for divers that want to experience something different!
It is a combination of adventure, relaxation , diving , camel safari , learning about the Bedouin culture ,
and experiencing the flora & fauna of the Sinai Desert .
Loading your dive equipment on a camel & ride through the desert to reach your diving destination is
definitely a story that you will tell your grandchildren.
The evenings provide the opportunity to relax and are probably the most amazing part of this desert
Sunsets over the Sinai Mountains, sitting around the campfire and sleeping under the stars with its
breathtaking displays of planets, constellations and shooting stars, will most certainly be a soul
For some people this safari will bring all those fantasies of Lawrence of Arabia, desert nights spent
under a blanket of stars.
A camel safari is the ideal way to experience diving little dived sites and experiencing just a little piece
of Bedouin nomadic life.
And still you will be able to dive Dahab’s most famous sites on the first day . The Safari in not too long
and gives you the opportunity to relax in the Daniela hotel before and after .
The safari includes 11 guided dives_
How Can you reach us : We are located on the Sinai Peninsula on the Gulf of Aquaba , approximately 95 km north of Sharm El Sheik , 70 km from Nuweiba & 140 km from Taba .The Daniela Diving center is 3 km north of the Beduin village of Dahab on the way to the Blue Hole.We can organize transfers to and from the different airports & ports in the area
- dahab - south sinai
- State / Region
- Janub Sina'
- Zip / Postcode
- Egypt 28.7622002 34.0641419
_Day by Day Program Description
Arrival at Daniela Hotel , check in & overnight
Day 02Dahab Jeep Diving – 2 dives – HB
After breakfast, there will be a briefing at the Daniela diving center. Dive equipment and weights, with
buoyancy checks, will be sorted out before setting off on your first dive of the week . Full day diving, 2
guided dives in the Dahab area by Jeep or pick up truck. There is a choice between many famous dive
sites such as the Canyon, the blue hole, the islands, the three pools , eel gardens and many more.
Dinner & overnight at Daniela.
Day 03Gabr el Bint Boat safari – Nabq Protectorate area – 2 dives – lunch – HB
After Breakfast, drive to the south to take the boat (or to meet with the Camels and briefing for camel
riding). Full day boat dive safari to Gabr el bint (2 dives) . Lunch will be served onboard. Gabr el bint is
located approximately 7.5 kms south of Dahab and can be reach only from the coast by foot , camels
or by boat . Gabr el Bint, in Arabic means ‘The Tomb of the Girl’. There are many stories , it is believed
a beduin girl took ill many centuries ago, while travelling and was buried at this beautiful spot, at the
foot of the mountains. Back for to the hotel. Overnight at Daniela Village.
Day 04Ras Saleh – Galloum Protectorate – 3 dives – FB
The journey to Ras Abu Galloum begins early to take full advantage of the cool morning air on the hour
ride to the first dive site. After Breakfast, depart to the blue hole , where you will meet your Camels .
After a brief introduction to camel riding and all equipment, food and water are loaded onto the camels.
The trek by foot or on camel to Ras Abu Galloum starts. The next three days are spent diving the
pristine, beautiful reefs of Ras Abu Galloum, guided by an experienced dive master. During your desert
dwelling days, all the meals are prepared by the Bedouins and served in a traditional way of eating
together and helping yourself. The evenings provide the opportunity to relax and are probably the most
amazing part of this desert adventure. Sunsets over the Sinai Mountains, sitting around the campfire
and sleeping under the stars with its breathtaking displays of planets, constellations and shooting stars,
will most certainly be a soul recharging experience.
The first day of the camel safari , we will enjoy 2 dives in Ras Saleh area and will finish with a night
dive. We will be hosted by the small Bedouin tribe. Lunch and dinner will be prepared by the Bedouins
and sleep under the stars
Day 05Ras Abou Galloum – Galoum Protectorate – 2 dives – FB
After Breakfast, we go to the lagoon of Ras Abou Galoum, north side of our bedouine camp. Here the
mountains meet the sea in the most dramatic way, with canyons starting at the surface and continuing
under water. Here we will have 2 dive to discover the beauties of the lagoona. We then drive back to
our bedouine setlement to have lunch and relax before taking back the camels to ride back to Dahab.
Dinner & overnight in Daniela Village Dahab.
Day 06Dahab Jeep Diving – 2 dives – HB
After breakfast, a full day diving, 2 guided dives in the Dahab area by Jeep or pick up truck. There is a
choice between many famous dive sites such as the Canyon, the blue hole, the islands, the three pools
, eel gardens and many more. Dinner & overnight at Daniela
Day 07Dahab – HB – free day at leisure
This last day can be spent in whatever fashion you like with breakfast & dinner served at the hotel.
Whether it’s just relaxing in one of Dahab’s many Bedouin style restaurants, shopping in the bazaar or
walking along the beach, quad ride, snorkel. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 08Dahab – BB – departure
Breakfast & Meet your transfer man for transfer to airport._
•2 days full board :
•Days 04, 05 , during the Safari full board with day 05 dinner at Daniela . During the
excursions the Bedouins prepare local food, tea and soft drinks.
•4 days half board :
•Day 03 HB , lunch on boat instead of dinner .
•Days 02 ,06 & 07 half board at the hotel.
•6 nights in Daniela Dahab with sea view rooms.
•1 nights overnight under the stars during Camel Safari
•During the safaris, nights will be spent out in the open.
•Total number of Guided dives are 11 as mentioned in the program
•The dives include tanks, weights, belt , transportation & guide.
•The dive locations are flexible and might change due to circumstances ( i.e. weather) & group.___
_The above rate does not include:
•Transfer from the airport of Sharm El Sheik to Daniela Dahab and from Daniela Dahab to
Sharm Airport not included.
•Visa: 2 weeks Gulf Visa
•for hygienically reasons, we advise customers to take their own sleeping bags or camping mat
(we provide free of charge sleeping bags if clients do not have their own).
•Tipping (hotel, guide, driver..)
•Any extras not mentioned___
Supplements and Extras per person:
•Single supplement 84.00 euro
•triple reduction 14.00 euro
•Full equipment supplement 07.50 euro/per day
•high season 40.00 euro
•15/12/10 – 07/01/12
•Transfers to & from the airport, see below .
This trip is validated starting from 3 participanst .
Relevant Information for the Diving participants:
•Divers need to be advanced or have a minimum of 20 logged dives
•Divers need to have a valid card, logbook and a doctor’s certificate and meet all PADI medical/dive standards pre-requisites.
•On the first day our dive guide will evaluate the level of the divers and if necessary make some changes in the program and dive sites.
Relevant Information for Desert Safaris:
•Please note that changes of itineraries might occur due to factors out of our hands such as desert storms, tough weather conditions, local circumstances etc.
•Participants need to be fit and ready for adventure.
•It is not advised to take any valuables during the trip.
If cancelled up to 6 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.