Dahab is still considered to be one of the Sinai’s most treasured diving destinations. The desert comes to an abrupt end at the Red Sea, where exquisite coral reefs provide a fine underwater playground for divers and snorkeler’s from around the world. The coral reefs along the Sinai coastline are among the best in the world with many reefs immediately adjacent to waterfront hotels.
The nearby Blue Hole and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots. The Red Sea has one of the highest amounts of marine life variety in all the tropical seas. Extreme Sports Café offers you the chance to learn free diving in this under water paradise.
Dahab: the ideal free diving location
Dahab is an ideal location for free diving with easy access to deep water right off the shore. The visibility here is extremely good all year round and there are no currents, no thermo clines and no great white sharks to worry about. Diving is mainly done at the BlueHole. The Blue Hole is a hole in the reef table 90mt deep and 50mt wide. It’s deepest spot is just 20mt from the shore. In the last few years it has become a challenge for freedivers to swim through it’s 35mt long ‘Arch” which is the wide opening of the Blue Hole to the outside, with the Arch top situated at 55mt. You don’t need to be a deep diver to dive at the Blue Hole and since the reef wall always surrounds you, even a 20mt dive is a spectacular dive.
Best time to do free diving
The winter months January – March are the coldest. Water temperature drops to 20 degrees Celsius. A combination of short daylight hours, water temperature and wind require a good selection of jumpers, windbreakers. The summer months August & September can be quite hot. During heat waves the air temperature often exceeds 40 degrees Celsius. The months in between can be considered moderate and the most suitable for free diving.