GABR EL BINT
A FANTASTIC DAY OUT – BEST BOAT DIVES IN DAHAB
Gabr el Bint ranks among one of the most attractive sites in Dahab. With the access by boat or camel, it is less frequently dived than other dive sites in Dahab. Gabr el Bint means “The Grave of the Girl” in Arabic and is found roughly 20 km south of Dahab.
There are 2 dives possible there, with more drift dives on the way out or back to Dahab. The South dive (dark side) features a steep wall that drops down to 60m cut by numerous chasms and caves (for cave divers, entrance around 22 m), sandy ravines and overhangs. The drop-off is adorned with table corals. Look out in the blue for reef Sharks and Milkfish. The North dive is more colourful and begins on a wall featuring a forest of gorgonians. Here’s a really good chance of seeing Trevallies, Turtles, big Wrasses, Dolphins and Whale Sharks! When crossing over the saddle to come back to the boat, you will enter a beautiful large sandy lagoon which runs parallel to the shore. The ledge is riddled with exquisite coral heads that attract numerous reef species, including swarms of Anthias, Scorpionfish, Parrotfish, Crocodilefish, Surgeonfish, Triggerfish, Trumpetfish, Stingrays, Squids and very often a Turtle. At the end of the ledge usually is home to a shoal of black and white snappers hang here between 5m and 10m. One of the truly breathtaking dives in Dahab.
Difficulty: * / Tide: – / Level: OW+ / Tec: yes / Depth: 18–60 m / Snorkelling: yes / Current: ** / Freediving: fun diving