Scuba diving in Blue Hole

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From Shore
Diver level
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 190 m
Average: 30 m
Maximum: 40 m

Blue Hole is one of the most famous dive sites in Dahab. It is a spectacular, but somewhat dangerous site which is recommended for advanced divers. The Blue Hole is a sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130m/426ft deep. There is a shallow opening around 6m/19ft deep, known as “the saddle”, leading to the sea, and a 26m/85ft long tunnel, known as “the arch”, the top of which lies at a depth of 52m/170ft. The hole itself and the surrounding areas are rich with corals and marine life.

Popular Liveaboard Fleets in Egypt:
Snefro Fleet - catering to both, groups and individuals with 7 liveaboards in the fleet, operate in Egypt, the Red Sea
Sea Serpent Fleet Egypt- 6 liveaboards fleet, offers diving cruises in Egypt, the Red Sea
Blue Planet Liveaboards Fleet- owns and operates 4 Liveaboards in the Sudan and Egypt

When to go

Diving in Egypt is possible all the year long. Water temperature ranges from 22 to 28C/76 to 82F. Average air temperatures 20-34C/68-93F.

What to see

Main Features: reef, shore dive, reef wall, corals, tunnel, drop off. Underwater life: clownfish anemones, trevallies, jacks, barracuda and possibly white-tip and grey reef sharks.

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