Blue Hole Dahab
Abu Galum (South Sinai), Egypt
  • Natural Pool

Description

Explore the wonders of marine life with a thrilling dive into the Blue Hole in Dahab. The lively snorkelling experience at the coastline of the Red Sea offers captivating flora and fauna under the waves.

Suitable for

  • Families with children
  • Couples
  • Sport
  • Friends
  • Single
  • Men only
  • Women only
  • Over 65

Characteristics

  • Large (over 80 square meters)
  • Daytime
  • Salt water
  • Smoking allowed
  • Presence of animals
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Shadowed areas

Safety

  • First aid kit

What to bring:
- Passport or ID card
- Sunglasses
- Sun hat
- Swimwear
- Towel

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.

GIUSEPPE

Visited in 2005

2005

Map

How to reach

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.