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Blue Hole

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Abu Galum, Qesm Saint Katrin, Dahab 46617, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From all the countries and places I have been to this is for sure one of the best spots for diving and Snorkeling, the corals and fish are colorful and beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amr3zz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colored fish Coral, Gorgonias. Easy to dive. Do not need a scuba only a free dive is perfect so you can do it without bring with you all equipment. Really nice. Loved

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SilviaeRonald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Hole is a fantastic snorkelling spot. Take your mask, a snorkel and fins to dive freely in a mildly cold water in Winter - try to use a neoprene shirt - and see marvellous fishes and corals as if you were inside a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ronald p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried snorkeling there and the color fishes and coral reefs is wonderful, you should visit this place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SmSm_Alex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a nice drift dive there, but did not like the very touristic atmosphere with many inexperienced snorkelers jumping into the water. for scuba diving better go very early ahead of the tourist bussed arriving from Sharm

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julino64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a world famous spot for diving, you can enjoy snorkeling as well in one of the greatest spots in Dahab

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank r0na292
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here to see nature on the Red Sea. Water colder than in Sharm, but ok for November. We carefull - it has deep more tha 130 m!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OlgaD1424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coral shore is awesome. The water is extremly clean, the water is 120m deep, you can find thousands of beautiful colourful fishes there. The restaurants on the beach have really good athmosphere. There are shops where you can rent equipment for diving and snorkling,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Georgina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of a kind in this area. Beautiful flora and fauna, interesting place for advanced divers. Freediving as well

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 359irinaelenaa
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I snorkled over there. The site is beautiful, with a lot of fish and hypnotic blue water. But it was also full of people, like snorkelers groups, without any idea of how to swim. This people was Walking on the coral and damage it! There's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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sonchy
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Serban R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel with your child... taking the usual measures of precaution, of course (like appropriate equipment, watching permanently...). It takes special free-diving abilities and training to go deeper than 3-4... More
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hpratt9093
October 29, 2016|
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Response from Serban R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they say it is dangerous and... there were some incidents, (near the border with Israel) indeed, but as far as I know, none of them at the sea side. In all the touristic areas there are a lot of police and military... More
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ahmedg846
October 25, 2016|
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Any reception in Dahab can get you a car to drop you off there or once you arrive Dahab you can get any driver's number from the arrival stetion
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thetravelchick
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Best Snorkeling in the Red Sea (0 Replies)
I am planning to visit Egypt in April and I would like to know which places have the best snorkeling? I am interested in seeing colorful fish and coral. I am also interested in excellent snorkeling right off of the beach. I heard Ras Muhammed’s Shark Reef is good. I also read that Safaga is good too but there are also many negative reviews. Could someone who has been to both places compare them? Also, how is the snorkeling in The Blue Hole? Is it too deep for snorkelers? Thanks in...More
February 03, 2010|
Swisscare-Nuweiba
Nuweiba
The five most amazing sites in South Sinai... (8 Replies)
Ah ha ! So you may have thought that this thread was started by someone else linking to a site that earned commissions and all that and before you reach for the report button... its not ! This is a list of the five most amazing and must-sea sites to visit in South Sinai... as judged by a panel of one experienced resident of Sinai.. , myself ! 1 - St Catherine, the monastery and Sinai Mountain. Unique religious, historical site with an awe-inspiring church and an amazing museum called...More
January 07, 2018|
Response from999Sunshine|
Swisscare, thank you for your expert opinion:-)
LaBoricua87
Tampa, Florida
Hurghada,Sharm,El Gouna,Dahab,Marsa, Soufaga?! CANT DECIDE! (4 Replies)
Ok I have NO CLUE. I have been researching Egypt for a while now preparing the trip of a lifetime. The more I read the more parts I love! Yet, I know they might not be the same, but Hurghada, Sharm, El Gouna and Dahab...I have even heard of Marsa Alam and other places!!! They have me so confused as they all seem to have the same end--beaches, snorkling! I'm def. staying in Dahab because we wish to do the White Desert/Moses trek so it's easier to stay in Dahab. Yet, we don't know whether to...More
April 10, 2007|
Response fromLaBoricua87|
Someone help... =(
Cramond07
Lima, Peru
Itinerary help! Egypt, Jordan & Israel! (2 Replies)
Hi I´m planning a trip in December. We´re planning on going to Sinai, Red Sea, Israel and Jordan. I´m posting it on the forums of each country but all comments are really appreciated! Day 1: Arrive at Sharm at 5am, going to Dahab Day 2: Dahab - Mt Sinai by night Day 3: Dahab - Beduin night dinner Day 4: Dahab - diving in Blue Hole Day 5: Dahab to Petra - Petra by night Day 6: Petra to Jerusalem (Christmas Eve) Day 7: Jerusalem (Christmas Day) Day 8: Jerusalem Day 9: Jerusalem...More
September 07, 2010|
Response from5onholiday|
Great trip. But you could come a little unstuck with your timings as there's a lot of travel involved, plus a fiendish border crossing at the Allenby Bridge. Have you considered going direct to Mt Sinai from Sharm? You can stay in a nearby hotel, recover from the flight and climb the mountain at night if that's what you want. Be warned it will be cold! Personally, I'd get to Sinai about 8am, rest up, climb the mountain and see St Catherines and then get a good nights sleep cos I think...More
Cramond07
Lima, Peru
Itinerary help! Egypt, Jordan & Israel! (4 Replies)
Hi I´m planning a trip in December. We´re planning on going to Sinai, Red Sea, Israel and Jordan. I´m posting it on the forums of each country but all comments are really appreciated! Day 1: Arrive at Sharm at 5am, going to Dahab Day 2: Dahab - Mt Sinai by night Day 3: Dahab - Beduin night dinner Day 4: Dahab - diving in Blue Hole Day 5: Dahab to Petra - Petra by night Day 6: Petra to Jerusalem (Christmas Eve) Day 7: Jerusalem (Christmas Day) Day 8: Jerusalem Day 9: Jerusalem...More
September 07, 2010|
Response fromrdglady|
If you want comments you need to write what you are planning on DOING in each place. Just a city name......nothing much to comment on . Day 6--is a Friday. Transportation stops by 3PM ish on Friday, If you are traveling by bus, I hope you are leaving early--and buses need an advance reservation. If you are looking to go to a Church on Christmas, many Churches need advance passes. I do not know which side of the Dead Sea is better. However, it would not be practical to go back to Jordan to...More