From its breathtaking natural surroundings to its excellent diving facilities, this destination offers everything you need for an unforgettable diving vacation. Let me show you why I believe that Abu Dabbab Bay and the Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort are the perfect choice for a diving vacation in Egypt.
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Unspoiled Natural Beauty
In Abu Dabab Bay, crystal-clear turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs, and a rich marine ecosystem await you. The bay is renowned for its excellent visibility, allowing divers to witness the underwater world in all its glory. And the best part – it's easily accessible from a picture-perfect crescent-shaped sandy bay.
As you plunge into the depths, you'll discover a mesmerizing underwater landscape adorned with colorful coral gardens and marine inhabitants. Abu Dabbab Bay sets the stage for an immersive diving experience surrounded by nature's splendor.
Abu Dabbab Bay boasts a rich and diverse marine ecosystem that will leave you in awe. With over 1,000 species of fish, including parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, and more, as well as a number of gentle sea turtles, this underwater world is teeming with life.
The vibrant coral reefs serve as a home to an abundance of marine species, creating a kaleidoscope of colors and a sensory feast for divers.
Diving (or snorkeling) next to peaceful giant turtles that inhabit Abu Dabab Bay was such a surreal experience that I haven’t experienced anywhere else in the world until now.
Diving for All Skill Levels
Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner, Abu Dabbab Bay offers diving opportunities suited to all skill levels. I myself took my first diving lessons and did my PADI license here. Doing the necessary excercises in the shallow waters of the bay (instead of a hotel pool) was a big plus.
The bay features a variety of dive sites, ranging from shallow reefs perfect for novice divers to challenging underwater caves for advanced adventurers. On top of that, you may also sign up for one of the boat tours leaving the center for more distant dive sites every day.
At the Hilton Marsa Alam, expert diving instructors and afully equipped diving center (Blue Ocean Diving) ensure guidance for every diver. Whether you're embarking on your first dive or seeking to enhance your skills, I found the diving center to cater to all needs, ensuring an unforgettable and personalized diving experience.
In fact, I talked to several fellow divers who enjoyed the professional yet personal atmosphere as much as I did and return regularily.
Relax Below and Above the Surface
Embarking on a diving vacation requires exceptionalfacilities, and I found the Hilton Marsa Alam in partnership with the Blue Ocean Diving Center to deliver precisely that. I dove into the depths with confidence, knowing that I was well-equipped and supported by a team of experts.
After an exhilarating day of diving, retreat to the resort's spacious and luxurious accommodations, indulge in delectable dining options, and rejuvenate your body and mind at the spa facilities or at one of the four pools (two of which are heated in winter).
The Hilton Marsa Alam ensures your diving vacation is not only thrilling but also a haven of comfort and relaxation.
Commitment to Conservation
The region is part of a protected area, promotingsustainable diving practices and the conservation of the delicate ecosystem.
The Hilton Marsa Alam and the diving centers in Abu Dabab Bay actively engage in environmental initiatives, promoting responsible diving practices and encouraging guests to minimize their ecological footprint.
For instance, staff ensured that no guests stepped on the corals or actively drew guests‘ attention to the issue of food waste.
Explore the mesmerizing desert landscapes on a squad tour, embark on exhilarating snorkeling trips to witness the vibrant marine life from a different perspective, or indulge in a boat excursion to spot dolphins gracefully gliding through the azure waters.
In a Nutshell
Abu Dabbab Bay, in conjunction with the Hilton Marsa Alam, is the perfect destination for a diving vacation in Egypt. With its unspoiled natural beauty, rich marine biodiversity, excellent diving facilities, and commitment to conservation, this region promises an unparalleled diving experience.
Immerse yourself in the captivating depths, surrounded by vibrant marine life and breathtaking coral reefs. I myself can't wait for my next trip to Abu Dabbab Bay and the Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort.