The Blue Hole Dahab Sight
The Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole over 100 m deep. About 55 m down is a 26 m long tunnel known as "the arch" connecting the Blue Hole to the sea. The spot was historically avoided by Bedouin tribes people who inhabited the area. There is a local legend that the Blue Hole is cursed by the ghost of a girl who drowned herself there to escape from an arranged marriage.
The Blue Hole itself is no more dangerous than any other Red Sea dive site and is one of the most popular spots for recreational divers. However there have been a number of accidents and fatalities over the years. Many of these are thought to have been divers attempting to swim through the arch with inadequate equipment, having underestimated the depth and the length of time of the journey.
The hole and the surrounding area have an abundance of coral and reef fish with the reef dropping off only a few meters from the shore making it easily accessible for swimming and snorkelling.
The Blue Hole is 8km north of Dahab, approximately a 2 hour walk along the coast road. It is located in a protected area with an entrance fee of 10USD (2020)