What to bring:
- Passport or ID card
- Sun hat
The Blue Hole is notorious for the large number of accidents that occurred, so much that it earned him the most dangerous dive site in the world and the nickname "Diver's Cemetery".
These accidents often occur due to the attempt to locate the tunnel through the coral reef (the "Arco") that connects the Blue Hole with the open sea, whose vault goes from 52 to 56 meters deep, well beyond the limits of a recreational immersion (located at 40 meters) and therefore risky due to the effects of nitrogen narcosis. Divers who cannot find the tunnel are often subject to this condition; moreover the Arch is difficult to find, as it is hidden from the entrance angle, it is longer than it seems (about 26 meters) and there is often a strong counter current which makes passage difficult.
Visited in 2005
Blue Hole is located 8 km north of Dahab (about 25 minutes by car) and about 100 km north of the main resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh (by car 1 hour and 25 minutes).
There are various Blue Hole excursion packages available in all the resorts in the area, with a convenient shuttle service directly to the hotel or other place agreed in Sharm el Sheikh.