Blue Hole
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Esther K.
10 contributions
Dec 2019
Never seen anything like it. Blue hole is awsome, and that 700 meters drop when you exit the Bells is just breathtaking. Loved every minute of it. We are not very trained divers and we could easily doe it, BUT make sure you get a good dive-guide.
Written January 7, 2020
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Rauf A
Tel Aviv, Israel74 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Must dive location. Need travel with diving club arrangement. What you see actually is better than fotos and videos. Place little bit crouded and full of people who come for snorkel. But once you under the water then fun starts
Written September 26, 2021
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NatashaWEg
Mijas, Spain309 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We went in Jan.2020 with a group of divers to the Blue hole.
Its about 1 1/2 hour drive from Sharm el Sheik.
It was nice to dive there but way too many people, divers snorklers, trying to get in at the same time.
Lots of plastic!!! Floting in the sea and on the coastline its full with rubbish.
Thats really shamefull.
Written January 3, 2020
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Werghie
Manchester, UK208 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Whilst this is an exceptional and unusual reef, it is in great danger of being wrecked. Hundreds of snokellers, some of whom can hardly swim, are let loose of the reef everyday, slowly but surely causing damage. Amazingly it is still in pretty good shape at the moment, but I worry for the future.
There is now a $10 fee to visit - I'm not sure where that money is going, but it should be spent on looking at ways to educate visitors and so preserve the reef for the future. Fingers crossed....
Written July 23, 2022
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Karen L
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
First of all this is a protectorate and it takes money from each vehicle and person that enters and yet the road, sorry dirt tack, is appauling and really only suitable for trucks, jeeps or 4 by 4s. It was not enjoyable and clearly uncared for.

Whe you each the area of the blue who itself its like a shanti town. There is a fine balance between natural and uncared or and sadly the second is true here. There are only a few cafes righ before the mountain where you walk around to enter the blue hole that are working and we're full of people between dives and snorkeling trips.

I absolutely love Dahab with a passion, the freedom and unpretentiousnes of it, but I did not enjoy being in this are at all.

Unless you book a guide or follow a group, it's hard to know where to enter and to be honest, and sadly, I felt it was more effortvthat it was worth.

I'm sure I'd have loved the snorkeling had I got in at the right point, but it was just chaotic there and it really was not a pleasent experience for me.

Such a shame but I couldt wait to get awa from there so top tip, book a tour, and a snorkeling guide or diving instructor to show you the way as otherwise its just a bit of a mare and it's just not a nice place surrounding it.
Written July 9, 2021
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Jetdoc07
Madrid, Spain22 contributions
Nov 2021
Dove from the Bells into the Blue Hole. One of my all time favorites. Due to the popularity of the venue, lots of snorkelers swim around the area so be aware. Spectacular sea life and corals with distinctive colors and formations. Respect the environment and do not pollute. I picked up a snorkel when descending into the bells.
Written November 30, 2021
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SpaldingUKTraveller
Spalding, UK117 contributions
Jun 2022
I was a little disappointed in this dive site although it's one of those that has to be ticked off during a dive visit to Dahab. The dive itself was very good but certainly has been over-exaggerated by the media in my opinion. What is disturbing is the Egyptian approach around the Blue Hole area. Snorkellers are simply wrecking the coral. So if you are a diver and want to go here, go soon. In 10 years the attraction of this place will have gone.
Written June 9, 2022
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mohamed z
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
A have to go to site, But needs to be properly handled by the government.

I have visited the blue hole 4 times since 2016 the corals are being destroyed a bit by bit.
care must be taken regarding this point.
Written July 10, 2022
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Shrouq Emad
Egypt16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I visited Blue Hole for the first time in 2017 and from that moment I couldn’t forget what I’ve seen there.
Another WHOLE world only a few meters down you !!
Not only corals and fishes, but a whole unique world literally!
I won’t explain much and will leave the experience surprises you .. but make sure that you will be flattered!
Very recommended.
Written February 7, 2020
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Maurizio3030
Cairo, Egypt1,544 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We had a great day snorkeling and sitting in the small cafes located next to the hole. The entrance fee is 80 le. I recommend taking a tour guide for your first time. Saw amazing marine life. It was very busy so that kind of let us down, but it is a world renowned site.
Written October 11, 2020
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