Sunday, 15 September 2013

Dahab Blue Hole

The Dahab Blue Hole is a popular diving location on east Sinai on the coast of the Red Sea.

This is a submarine sinkhole around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as the Saddle, opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long tunnel, known as the arch, the top of which lies at a depth of 56 m.

Dahab Hole

The hole itself and the surrounding area has an abundance of coral and reef fish.

The Dahab Hole is not the largest or the deepest blue hole in the World such in Belize Great Hole or Bahamas Dean's Hole, but it is the most dangerous place for diving. Its name is Diver's Cemetery. More than that 40 divers have died at this site since records began.

Diver's Memorial

Nevertheless it is the most popular site for diving in the World. The most famous way in the Hole is the Arch, an underwater tunnel through the reef.

Memento mori!