Diving and snorkeling in Dahab

Ras Abu Galum, ©prilfish/Flickr

Ras Abu Galum, ©prilfish/Flickr

This resort offers many actitivies for tourists, but today we will present you the famous diving and snorkeling places in Dahab. You can choose between many options for beginners and advanced divers, different locations and a wide range of prices. We will try to present you the whole range of these so you can decide which is better for you.

First of all you can decide between diving and snorkeling, then you can dive near the shore or you may try the advanced diving places including the Canyon or the famous Blue Hole or you can attend a training of free diving, which is done on a single deep breath. Most of the dive centers organize trips to the Eel Garden, the Canyon or the Blue Hole, but you can also consider a dive safari to the Ras Abu Galum protected area with three dive sites: the Naqb Shahin, the Ras Abu Galum and the Ras el-Mamleh.

The Canyon the Blue Hole

Dive at the Blue Hole and Canyon in the Red Sea, ©jeminichronicles/Flickr

Dive at the Blue Hole and Canyon in the Red Sea, ©jeminichronicles/Flickr

The Canyon is more suitable for divers with more experience, as it is quite dark, narrow and has a depth of 50 meters. You don’t have to go so deep if you are a beginner, there are plenty things that can be seen around the surface. If you want to reach this beautiful diving place in Dahab you will have to go near the reef and dive to the verge of the coral wall. There was a possibility to enter the Fish Bowl from the canyon, but because of the deterioration that divers made, it was closed.

The Blue Hole

Dahab Blue Hole remembrance plaques, ©Lars Plougmann/Flickr

Dahab Blue Hole remembrance plaques, ©Lars Plougmann/Flickr

The Blue Hole is a famous diving site in Dahab. It has a diversified and unique flora and faune because of its formation. It is very deep and many experienced divers visit it. However, it is a dangerous place, because many divers don’t have enaugh experience, sadly many of them don’t have a self control and don’t stop at the level of 30 meters of depht and die because of the nitrogen narcosis. Therefor the hole is also called as “The world’s most dangerous dive site” and the “Diver’s Cemetery”. If you like diving and you want to explore this beautiful and unique place, don’t forget the rules.

The Ras Abu Galum Protected Area

Ras Abu Galum, ©prilfish/Flickr

Ras Abu Galum, ©prilfish/Flickr

As we already mentioned, you can opt for a dive safari in Dahab in the protected area of Ras Abu Galum that lasts a whole day. The three beaches of this 30 km coast include the Naqb Shanin, the Ras Abu Galum and the Ras el-Mamleh. The first one is the first of them as you come from Dahab, but the sea is very turbulent. No matter which one of them you choose, you will have a spectacular experience in a beautiful protected area.

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