Scuba diving in Blue Hole

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 623.2 ft
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 98.4 ft
Maximum: 131.2 ft

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.

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.


Reachable from

Dahab

Liveaboards with trips to Blue Hole

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Sharm El Sheikh Eagle Divers

    Diving Trip to Dahab

    A small and quiet town about 80 kilometres north of Sharm el Sheikh, its most popular with divers for the magnificent Canyon and Blue Hole dives although other dive sites can be visited upon request. When diving in Dahab we depart Sharm by private bus around 7 am, expecting to reach the first dive site by around 8.30 am. The first dive is normally the Canyon before using our surface interval to travel along the sandy beach roads to reach the Blue Hole. Because of the high altitude of the mountains which we pass through driving from Dahab back to Sharm, after diving we head in to the centre of Dahab for a fabulous seafood dinner and a spot of shopping. This trip is great for divers and non-divers as there are the opportunities to snorkel at each site
  • Dahab Dahab Days Diving Center

    Dive at Blue Hole, El Garden, The Islands, Morey Garden or Caves (incl. Equipment Rental)

    Guided diving at Blue Hole, El Garden, The Islands, Morey Garden or Caves. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Octopus World Dahab Diving Center

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives pack. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Daniela Diving & Resort

    6 Dives Package

    6 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Blue Ocean Dive

    5 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Dive center has numerous dive sites with an easy access by Jeep, all of which are also attractive to snorkelers who should not miss the chance and join the divers. It will not take more than 30-45 minutes to reach the most remote dive sites; meanwhile you can sit back and enjoy the fascinating landscape on the way.
  • Dahab Dive Urge

    8 Dives + 6 Nights (SNGL)

    Diving plus single accommodations for 6 nights. Holiday flats are the perfect option if you simply want more space. Dahab is an ideal diving holiday destination, with year round warm waters, bursting with colourful fish and coral life in an amazing range of colours. With Dahab’s coast line of almost limitless dive sites, you are spoilt for choice
  • Dahab Octopus World Dahab Diving Center

    20 Dives Package

    20 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab i Dive Dahab

    6 Dives Package

    6 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Daniela Diving & Resort

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Reef 2000 Dive Club

    5 Days Diving Package

    5 days diving package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Deep Blue Divers

    Diving + 7 Nights Accommodations Package Dahab Hotel

    7 nights accommodation with Breakfast in 4 S Dahab Hotel *** B&B + 10 guided dives (the offer based on min. of 2 persons). All rooms includes: lounge / living area, sofa / sofa bed in lounge, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom (with shower & bath), touch control air conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite, terrace or balcony
  • Dahab H2O Divers Dahab

    5 Days Diving Package

    5 days, 10 dives. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Dahab Divers

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Big Blue Dahab

    Beginners Package (OWD + Accommodations)

    This is a combined package, consist of Open Water Diver Course & 7 nights accommodation B&B in Star of Dahab. Rooms offer: A/C, mini bar, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi connection and private en-suite shower room. Both hotels are rated as 3 Star standards OWD course is the first certification that can be offered for a novice. This course introduces you to scuba diving and provides with a set of skills necessary to feel comfortable under water. You must be at least 10 years old to start this course
  • Dahab Bedouin Divers Dahab

    5 Days Package

    5 days, 10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Nesima Resort and Dive Center

    3 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Dahab underwater offers a combination of coral gardens, reef walls, arches and canyons where you find a rich variety of marine life. All of the dive sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, are accessed by shore and can be dived at most times of the day depending on wind conditions. Full day excursions are available by boat to the more current-exposed reefs of Gabr El Bint in the south.
  • Dahab Blue Ocean Dive

    10 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Dive center has numerous dive sites with an easy access by Jeep, all of which are also attractive to snorkelers who should not miss the chance and join the divers. It will not take more than 30-45 minutes to reach the most remote dive sites; meanwhile you can sit back and enjoy the fascinating landscape on the way.
  • Dahab i Dive Dahab

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Reef 2000 Dive Club

    10 Days Diving Package

    10 days diving package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Deep Blue Divers

    Diving + 7 Nights Accommodation Package Dahab Resort

    7 nights with half board in Dahab Resort 5* with 10 guided dives (the offer based on min. of 2 persons)
  • Dahab H2O Divers Dahab

    10 Days Diving Package

    10 days, 20 dives. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Big Blue Dahab

    Beginners Plus Package (OWD + AOWD + Accommodations)

    This is a combined package, consist of PADI Open Water Diver Course and Advanced Open Water Diver Course plus 7 nights accommodation B&B in B&B in Star of Dahab. Rooms offer: A/C, mini bar, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi connection and private en-suite shower room. Both hotels are rated as 3 Star standards. OWD course is the first certification that can be offered for a novice. This course introduces you to scuba diving and provides with a set of skills necessary to feel comfortable under water. You must be at least 10 years old to start this course. AOWD course will help you feel more comfortable under water and improve your skills. You will learn how to navigate under water, how to make deep dives (18-30 meters/ 60-100 feet), and three or more specialties from PADI Adventure Diver. You must be at least 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver) to start this course
  • Dahab Bedouin Divers Dahab

    10 Days Package

    10 days, 20 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Nesima Resort and Dive Center

    5 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Dahab underwater offers a combination of coral gardens, reef walls, arches and canyons where you find a rich variety of marine life. All of the dive sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, are accessed by shore and can be dived at most times of the day depending on wind conditions. Full day excursions are available by boat to the more current-exposed reefs of Gabr El Bint in the south.

Reviews about Blue Hole

  • 9.5
    Overall impression
  • 9.5
    Visibility
  • 9
    Sealife
  • 6
    Difficulty