Full day diving in Dahab
The small city of Dahab lies 80 KM north of Sharm el Sheikh and has seen considerable tourist development in the last few years. The number of scuba divers visiting its diving sites has risen amazingly, yet many of these divers are not clients of the over 30 local dive centers here but come from Sharm looking for different dives in a more relaxed and calm atmosphere. In contrast to Sharm el Sheikh where scuba diving is mainly by boat, in Dahab the sites are easily accessible by land and boats are rare.
THE BLUE HOLE and CANYON are the most famous dive sites of Dahab, representing the most beautiful and interesting diving sites for the underwater marine life and crystalline water.
First dive is a drift dive from the Bells (open tunnel like descending to 28 meters) towards the Blue Hole. We enjoy the Reef Wall. Then we do the second dive at the CANYON, South of the Blue Hole, we enter through its lagoon towards the Canyon Crack till 22 meters. Amazing Dive sites!
The Canyon is one of the most popular dive sites in Dahab and an essential dive for all fanatics of caves and cavern diving. The Canyon is up to 10m deep and virtually closed over at the top. It snakes its way up from the depths, to emerge in a large glassfish-filled coral dome, the Fishbowl. After the shore entry, you cross a sandy lagoon that opens onto a gently sloping reef marked with coral heads. The amazing canyon soon comes into view.
It has three main openings. At about 12m is the fishbowl. Below that is another large bowl, opening at about 20m. Deepest of all is a narrow exit at 52-54m. In between these openings the walls have grown together to virtually close over the top of the canyon, forming a tunnel. From the top it has the appearance of the fluted mouth of a clam shell. Note the light coming through the crack that forms the entry of the Canyon while you sit in semi-darkness, it is an amazing sight! Technical Divers can follow the Canyon all the way through to the exit where it spits you out at 54m, then continue dropping down to ‘Neptune’s Chair’ – looks like a giant throne made of rock at 73m. Behind this there is a cave, it goes back around 15-20m, with a max depth of 75m. Take a torch! It’s a dead end so no need to lay line or anything.
- 12 liter tanks, weights, belt, professional dive guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Lunch and drinks on full-day boat trips.
What’s not included?
- Dive insurance.
- Ras Mohamed entrance fee
- Scuba Review (in case long break in diving, more than 1 year, briefing + pool session, equipment included)
- Optional night/early morning dive supplement.
- Optional Thistlegorm wreck supplement: (only for Advance divers).