One of the world’s most famous snorkeling and diving spots, the evocatively named Blue Hole is renowned for its unique geological formation – a 426-foot- (130-meter-) deep sinkhole in the Red Sea, fringed with colorful coral reef and filled with startling blue waters. The Blue Hole has long been a magnet for adventurous scuba divers hoping to get a glimpse of the colorful underwater world, with the main attraction being an 85-foot (26-meter) underwater reef tunnel, located at about 183 feet (56 meters) deep, that leads out into the ocean. Due to its easy accessibility, Blue Hole is an especially popular spot to visit from Dahab or even Sharm El-Sheik, located about an hour and a half away.
With an experienced guide and the appropriate safety precautions, visitors can snorkel and swim within a kaleidoscope of marine life, where it is possible to spot triggerfish, unicorn fish, parrotfish, angelfish and surgeonfish, among others. The otherworldly scenery of the Blue Hole provides a next-level adventure in Egypt.
The Blue Hole is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, about 5 miles (8 km) north of Dahab. It is usually reached by jeep or camel.