Why is this so?
The media often reports about unrest in Sinai. However, most people do not know much about the geographical location. The attacks and arrests by the military mostly take place in a region in the north of the Sinai, which is located at the border of the Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean. This region is more than 400 km away from Dahab!
Who ensures my safety?
Beside the police and the military, especially the Bedouin tribes in our region are very concerned to ensure the safety of tourists, as the majority of Bedouins live off tourism. It is calming to know that no one is more familiar with the mountains and winding paths of the region than the widely established Bedouins!
How is the situation now?
We can describe the situation here as quiet. There neither are, nor were any demonstrations or disputes. Our area is almost exclusively inhabited by Egyptians and Bedouins who earn their living off tourism. People in our region have only one main concern: When will the tourists come back? All other worries have become insignificant. Like in Germany, Austria or England 99.9 % of the people want to live and work in order to feed themselves and their families.
What about diving?
Currently there are not as many tourists as compared to the previous years, consequently dive sites are not visited as much as they used to. We can compare the diving today as it used to be 15 years ago. Two and a half years ago we had about 50 divers at some dive sites, today we have perhaps 20 divers, or even no other diving groups accompanying us.
We recommend to not miss out on this kind of diving!
Holiday in Egypt is cheaper then ever.
Due to the current exchange rate ( 1 euro = 9.3 Egyptian pounds ) the holiday costs are extremely low.
So don’t be troubled, visit us, and experience Egypt’s hospitality as you know it!
Ingrid & Mohamed El Kabany