The most spectacular place I have ever seen in Egypt, is located at the bottom of the sea and more precisely in Dahab , a seaside resort of about one thousand three hundred inhabitants, one hundred kilometers north of Sharm el Sheikh. It overlooks theGulf of Aqaba and is not easily accessible because there is no airport so it can only be reached by car or, if there are any, by bus. We knew the Blue Hole and the coral reef, but we did not know we had them at all … jeep.
So we take the opportunity and we aggregate to a group to go see a natural wonder second to beauty only at the Australian Great Reef.
Generated as a result of a rocky collapse, the Blue Hole is nothing but a hole in the sea about a hundred meters deep and fifty meters to a few meters from the shore, populated by the most beautiful fish on earth . After a camel excursion, we leave our belongings in a Bedouin tent set up for the occasion. We use fins, snorkel and mask and dive into the hole. The color goes from cobalt blue to black in a few meters and you will literally seem to fly over this chasm. To fully enjoy the corals and fish that populate the hole, follow the perimeter of the circle. You will be able to admire a fauna and a marine flora with colors so bright and gaudy that they seem unnatural. Among the sea anemones, with a little ‘patience and luck, you can see the clownfish hiding , very famous for being the protagonist of the cartoon Finding Nemo.
The coral reef
Complete the round of the Blue Hole and go out into the open sea trying to be careful do not cut yourself on the rocks and corals. The show continues here. The coral reef goes down deep with a visibility of about twenty meters . If you want to see even deeper, get yourself a diving license with related equipment, but I think this is enough. Other corals, other fish and starfish await you. They are so used to human presence to swim around. Do not touch or take the corals that surround you so as not to ruin the fauna. And if you’re lucky, you can also see some sea turtle from half a meter
The Blue Hole is also sadly known as the graveyard of divers, following the large number of sub-dead due to lack of knowledge of the place. It is highly recommended to dive into groups of more people, especially with someone who knows the place well . Many of them tried to reach the arch , a submarine tunnel located at the bottom of the hole and allowed to go out into the sea to see the barrier. Unfortunately, the Arcoyou can not see it because it has a hidden perspective to the sight of the divers and those who enter there encounters a strong contrary current, making it difficult to get out at sea. For snorkelers it is recommended the use of fins, mask and snorkel to see everything and resist the sea current. The bathroom is always recommended in groups of three or more people, the current in the barrier is very strong . For those who dive into the hole from the shore, even if the fear can be so much, fight it and do not be impressed, now that you are there, do not give up these wonders.