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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.

What a breathtaking view

What a breathtaking view

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.

 

Crystal clear water

Crystal clear water

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.

Soaking up the sun

 

There's always time to make new friends

There’s always time to make new friends

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 could never get tired of this

We look forward to our next visit and to what new adventures await us.

 

Our view walking through the desert

Our view walking through the desert

 

*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.)

website: www.kingsafaridahab.com

 email: info@kingsafaridahab.com

 

 

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Comments To This Entry.
  1. Franca August 15, 2014 Reply

    What a beautiful place to go and relax by the lovely crystal clear sea water, I understand why you guys loved it so much. Even if I’m not a diver I’d go there just to enjoy the view 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody August 15, 2014 Reply

      It is a stunning view Franca. Even if you just snorkel, it is well worth the trip.

  2. Jordyn August 16, 2014 Reply

    I am brand new to your blog. One of my friends showed me it and after going through it a bit I have realized that this is something I want to do. Was it hard to travel for so long and how did you fund everything. First I read about Bhutan and now Egypt. So jealous!! If you two are ever in Vancouver I would love to take you to dinner and ask a million questions 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody August 24, 2014 Reply

      We will totally take you up on your offer of dinner when we make it out to the West Coast 🙂
      It wasn’t hard to travel for so long, but it was hard to decide where we wanted to go. There are so many amazing countries out there that we want to see. We decided we wanted to travel and then set a date of when we wanted to leave. We saved up everything we had for a year, and sold a lot of our “stuff” We still managed to travel a bit in the year we were saving. We would totally recommend taking a year off to travel and see how beautiful the world is.

  3. Alex September 1, 2014 Reply

    You know the way to my heart 🙂 Snorkeling, diving, I’m there!

    • Giselle and Cody September 2, 2014 Reply

      We knew you were going to love this one Alex. Have you dived in Egypt before?

  4. Angie Away September 2, 2014 Reply

    I snorkeled here! Was so wild to look up from the blue hole and see a line of camels wandering down the road. Great pictures – such a fun reminder of my trip a few years ago!

    • Giselle and Cody September 2, 2014 Reply

      Angie, it is such a great place. Dahab is easily one of our favourite places in the world. The laid back relaxed attitude is so easy to get use to. We never want to leave when we go there.

  5. Laura September 2, 2014 Reply

    So much fun! We went diving in Sharm el Sheikh a few years ago. I miss it!

    • Giselle and Cody September 3, 2014 Reply

      It really is easy to get use to the lifestyle along the Red Sea.
      At one point we were looking at buying a place in Dahab.

  6. Diana Edelman September 2, 2014 Reply

    I NEED to go here. How gorgeous!

    • Giselle and Cody September 3, 2014 Reply

      You really do need to go here Diana.
      You really need to travel Egypt. Should have came with us from Israel 🙂

  7. Larissa September 4, 2014 Reply

    Egypt? It just shot back on my list, big time. Absolutely gorgeous – not what I was expecting to see!

    • Giselle and Cody September 4, 2014 Reply

      Larissa, Many people don’t think of the Red Sea area which is very different from the rest of Egypt.
      If you have a chance to should definitely make your way to Egypt. It is such a beautiful and ancient country.

  8. Mindy & Ligeia September 5, 2014 Reply

    This place looks absolutely gorgeous. And seeing the selfies of you two makes us miss you both so much!

    • Giselle and Cody September 7, 2014 Reply

      Well hopefully we will be seeing you two when you return back to Canada.

      Looking forward to seeing you. Missed you!!

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