Diving Safaris

Boat or Camel

Dive Safaris & Trips


Boat or Camel Diving

Explore the wonders of the Red Sea with one of our diving safaris by boat or camel. Ras Abu Galum or Gabr El Bint are Dahab’s famous camel or boat diving safaris, a truly unforgettable experience. Ride along the rocky coastline on a camel back or aboard a luxury boat to amazing dive sites that are not accessible by car. These safaris include transportation, lunch, drinks and the services of a knowledgeable guide.

Shams Dive Centre also can bring you to some of the most famous wrecks and gorgeous coral reefs of the Red Sea with one of the exceptional diving trips to Thistlegorm, Ras Mohammed and Tiran Island.

Thistlegorm Wreck Diving
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Explore the site of one of the most sought-after wreck dives in the world, the mighty WWII Wreck of Thistlegorm. Sunk with a full consignment of war supplies, including jeeps, tanks and motorbikes at a depth of 30 metres, exploring this fascinating wreck is a “must do” for experienced divers. The trips starts early in the morning from the Sharm el Sheikh marina, where you board on a luxury boat to reach the Thistlegorm wreck. You will have the opportunity to dive twice around and inside the wreck, before heading back to Ras Mohamed National Park for a third dive on the world-famous Shark and Yolanda reef.

Sights: trevallies, batfish, turtles, giant morays, crocodilefish, scorpionfish, dolphins, sharks, triggerfish…

Suitability: Advanced divers, tec divers, CCR divers.


Ras Mohamed, Tiran

Ras Mohammed National Park is one of the worlds most spectacular marine parks, and it offers some incredible dive sites, extremely well preserved coral reefs and an amazing variety of marine species. Located some 12 km from Sharm el Sheikh, the marine park encompasses two islands: Tiran and Sanafir. The national park hosts more than 220 species of corals, hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates. The fringing reefs allow for shallow lagoons and very deep drop-offs.

Sights: green and hawksbill turtles, grey reef sharks, soft corals, hammerheads, tunas and other pelagics, batfish, snappers, Napoleons, giant moray, etc.

Suitability: Advanced divers, tec divers, CCR divers.

Ras Mohamed National Park
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Turtle at Gabr El Bint
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Gabr El Bint

Gabr el Bint, located 8 km south of Caves, is in fact a group of several very well preserved dive sites that are part of the Nabq protected area. Dive safaris to Gabr el Bint include 2 dives, lunch, transportation and guide. Gabr el Bint in itself is divided into a north dive (most popular) and a south dive (the dark side). Gabr el Bint north is a rich coral wall full of gorgonians and teaming with life and colours. The way back passes through a shallow lagoon rich in table corals and amazing critters. Gabr el Bint south is more of a less colourful drop-off and caves that see the occasional passage of reef sharks and milkfish. Weather conditions permitting, there are also some amazing drift-dives on the way to and back.

Sights: turtles, eagle rays, Napoleons, stingrays, crocodilefish, milkfish, sharks, nudibranchs, fan corals, milkfish, dolphins

Suitability: Open water divers, tec divers, CCR divers.


Ras Abu Galum

Ras abu Galum is also a protected area located north of the Blue Hole in Dahab and south of Nuweiba. Only Bedouins live in the area, in unobtrusive shacks on the deserted beach dominated by mountains. There are several dive sites in the area of Ras abu Galum, and the Bedouin community welcomes divers and snorkelers to spend the night there, under the sparkling stars. The dive sites are well preserved and teaming with life and coral formations. A mix of bays, drift dives, shallow coral reef plates and reef walls give the divers and snorkelers the opportunity to view the wonders of the Sinais beautiful marine world.

Sights: milkfish, turtles, triggerfish, manta/eagle rays, napoleon, octopus, giant sponges, etc.

Suitability: Open water divers, tec divers, CCR divers

Camel Dive Safari to Ras Abu Galum
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SHAMS HOTEL is kept small, with a friendly feel and atmosphere, and offers a total of 20 rooms.


SHAMS DIVE CENTRE welcomes you on board! We offer PADI dive courses, for all levels of experience.


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