Scuba diving in Great Canyon

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From Shore
Diver level
Average: 18 m
Maximum: 55 m
1-2 knots
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

The Dahab Canyon is perfect for those who preffer caves and cavern diving in Egypt. The canyon occurred naturally due to volcanic activity and has a few main man size openings, one of them is at 12m/39ft called The Fish Bowl and two others are at 20m/65ft and 52/170ft. The depth of the dive is 100m/300ft with average visibility 30m/100ft.

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

All year long. Water temperature ranges from 22 to 28C/76 to 82F.

What to see

Cave and caverns, coral gardens, butterflyfish, unicornfish, parrotfish, nudi branches, glassfish, seamoths, octopus, pufferfish, Red Sea anthias and turtles.

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Liveaboards with trips to Great Canyon

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