Why Diving Dahab Rocks
Diving Dahab the visibility is always stellar, the colours crystal clear. Looking up through the Canyon, the sun beams a bright, bright blue – at night, you can watch a full moon rise over the Red Sea through 30 metres of luminescent water.
Canyon is starkly beautiful – architecturally so.
But at Islands, ever-changing currents idle through a coral jungle; at Rick’s Reef you can drift along a pristine patch of rainbow-coloured reef; in Caves, there’s a dramatic paraglide through a swim-through; and diving Lighthouse never disappoints.
At Lighthouse, we like the junkyard, just past the underwater playground where my son practises tricks.
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And then, of course, there’s the Blue Hole, Dahab’s most famous, and most fatal dive site. The entry through El Bells is spectacular.
But that’s not my favourite site at all, quite honestly. That’s Thistlegorm, the wreck of a WWII supply ship where giant morays make their home in ancient jeeps, where fish flirt over holds of Enfield motorbikes, where you can watch turtles at play over coral-encrusted guns, tanks and locomotives.
And when you’re done, there’s nothing quite like a cold beer, a Red Sea sunset, fresh seafood and, of course, some kittens.
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