The Blue Hole

Egypt
Middle East

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The majority have died because they attempted to do this dive on a single cylinder of air. Forget it, this is suicide, when you find the arch you will have to swim through a 30 meters long tunnel about, IT does take a few minutes remember!!! Use mixed gas for this dive and you need a proper equipment, torch and a good BCD and don't forget that is a decompression dive. Anyway if you need further information you can mail me and I will tell you everything I know about the "Blue Hole" and Dahab. You can have a visit at my homepage: www.divewaterworld.com -- Tom Steiner

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 The famous "blue Hole" of Dahab is a great dive, but only for experienced diver, take note that the Blue Hole is about 200 m large at the top and the bottom is at 106 m. You reach the arch at 52 m and then you can dive through it right into the Gulf of Aqaba. Be aware of Nitrogen Narcosis, at this depth and an arch over your head it's a very serious problem if you have a nitrogen narcosis. I know by experience and you can see it right at the blue hole all the people who tried the dive and never came back, it is a dangerous dive and you need the right equipment and the right person to do this dive. So just don't walk in any dive center and ask to do the blue hole, they might say yes, but.


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08/05/2011 Anonymous (Avg: 3.06 Review) - Incredible site 10 years ago (sharks, big pelagics, huge groupers). Today it's overcrowded, few encounters with pelagigs, corals damaged (mainly because of the thousands of snorkelers with one inch of sunscreen on their body). Don't even think about diving there if it's not early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Nice dive though (architecturally), you can also see the occasional napoleon wrasse, tuna, white tip shark, brown marbled grouper.

10/27/2006 Glen 1 (Avg: 3.69 Review) - Great snorkeling site! I have seen so many wonderful and colorful fish. It is an unforgettable experience, and I recommend it to everyone passing that way.

05/03/2005 Jake Jurczak (Avg: 2.76 Review) - This was a Very dangerous dive but well worth the experience to a well planed and equipped diver. I recommend using a tech style set up with duel cylinders. Keep a close eye monitoring your mix, and descend slowly. This dive has claimed many a skillful diver including people with military dive training. You'll want to pay strict attention to yourself and your buddy, watching for nitrogen narcosis. It will kill you on this dive, so be careful, be calm, be cool, and this dive can be a great experience. It's a good idea to go with an experienced diver to show you the ropes. This site is a great conversation piece and you can be proud, because after this you deserve it. If this dive is not your forte, the gulf of Aqubar offers some of the most beautiful diving I've ever seen. I hope you have a safe dive and I hope to see you in Egypt.


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Diver Averages for  The Blue Hole  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.67
Bottom Conditions:  2.67
Reef Conditions:  3.00
Animal Life:  3.00
Plant Life:  2.33
Facilities:  3.00
Solitude 3.67
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.17
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.33
Beginner Scuba:  3.33
Intermediate Scuba:  1.33
Advanced Scuba:  3.67
Night diving Scuba:  1.67

Number of reviews for this site: 3

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