Dahab Dive festival to begin

Popular Sinai resort throws an early summer party

Author: Pat
2nd February 2012
 

The popular dive resort of Dahab in Egypt is gearing up for a scuba diving festival.

Sponsored by training agency PADI, the Dahab International Festival of Water Sports, Culture and Desert Adventure begins this weekend, May 14th.

Dahab, which means ‘gold’ in Arabic, is an extremely popular destination in The Sinai with British scuba fans.

The town’s easy, laid-back atmosphere and close proximity to the Blue Hole make it a draw for recreational and technical divers alike.

The week-long festival in Dahab was inspired by recent changes in Egypt, with local people keen to encourage tourism by showcasing local activities and events.

A photo competition will run throughout the week, at amateur-level, with the categories: ‘Fish Portrait’, ‘Macro’ and ‘Best Overall’.

James Seymour, an instructor at Black Rock Dive Centre, will be giving photo workshops on improving your snaps.

Also in the town will be talks, presentations and workshops covering marine conservation, a hugely important topic to the region.

Besides diving, the Dahab festival will also be a celebration of Bedouin food and music, yoga, freediving, windsurfing, art and much more.

 
 
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