Ras Abu Galum, Dahab, Egypt
Ras Abu Galum is a beautiful snorkelling and diving spot located by a bedouin village 15 kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt.
Cody and I were picked up in the morning by King Safari, and headed to the Blue Hole for a quick snorkel. Once we were done at the Blue Hole, we trekked through the dessert for about an hour to reach Ras Abu Galum.
Was it ever a vision when we arrived. Sparkling blue crystal clear water, desert for miles, and not a soul in sight.
We sat down with our guide and enjoyed some bedouin tea in the shade while waiting for our lunch to arrive.
After lunch, we got our snorkelling gear on and headed to the red sea for some time with the fishes.
There is so much wonder in the sea that it is very easy to get lost in the moment and forget about time. This is one of the reasons I love snorkelling so much. Often times my mind wanders while doing certain activities, but while snorkelling, I am always in the moment.
It’s pretty difficult not to be with so much beauty surrounding you.
The Ras Abu Galum day trip with King Safari Tours is perfect for those who are looking for something a littler more private. Unlike the Blue Hole, Ras Abu is a very tranquil area. There are villagers living simple peaceful lives, and there is not a lot of action going on. You are at the mercy of the sun, and desert, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat or scarf.
We look forward to our next visit and to what new adventures await us.
*This tour was provided by King Safari, but these opinions are our own*
King Safari (2 locations)
Between Desert Divers and Massage Professionals (El Masbat St.)
Opposite Funny Mummy Restaurant, next to Adventure Spot Diving Centre (El Mashraba St.)