Yup, you read that right. For one of the final nights of the retreat, we’ll travel to the remote Bedouin settlement of Ras Abu Gallum by camel, and spend the night at a local beach camp there. We’ll spend the day diving sites we’re likely to have entirely to ourselves, the night stargazing next to a fire, and the next morning practicing yoga on the beach.
Read more about the irresistible charm of Dahab here, and read more about the overnight Ras Abu Gallum experience here.
Joining us as the local dive leaders on this retreat will be Alex Heyes, owner and head instructor at H2O Dahab, and Jenny Lord, an accomplished underwater photographer and record-breaking tech diver. And of course, lil ‘ol me, an RYT 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher and 50HR Aerial Yoga Teacher, a PADI Divemaster and AmbassaDiver, and a long-time member of the dive industry as an underwater videographer, a writer for publications like Sport Diver and Scuba Diver magazines, and as the creator of Wander Women Retreats.
Speaking of yoga, daily classes on our private rooftop overlooking the Red Sea are included. We’ll explore vinyasa, yin, nidra, and partner yoga classes, as well as aerial yoga, too! And all along the way, we’ll explore the connection between scuba diving and yoga, both of which hold conscious breathing at their core. Don’t be surprised if your buoyancy improves and your dive times increase as a result of this retreat!
This isn’t a crazy, four-dives-a-day-every-day diving trip. And it’s not a militant, up-before-sunrise-for-meditative-breathing yoga bootcamp, either. It’s a fun exploration of a bit of both. And that’s not all – we’ve got bellydancing classes, sunset spotting, and pool time all on the itinerary too. Plus, plenty of time to wander the bohemian streets of Dahab, with its colorful cafes, ramshackle beach clubs, and cute artisan boutiques, where we’ll share meals, talk daydreams, and swap travel stories.
We also want to give back. We’ll complete a Project Aware clean up dive and a local beach clean up — and, as always with Wander Women Retreats, 5% of profits are donated to a local charity in the area, in this case the female-helmed Project Azraq.
Bonus — new profile picture practically guaranteed. You’ll end the retreat with access to a drive of professional photos, including underwater portraits by an award-winning underwater photographer. And every night, you’ll be sent a selection of the day’s best photos to share instantly on social media.
This retreat is available to all level of divers. We will match you to other divers at your experience level and have shared yet tailored experiences for all.