Shadow in The Cloud

Welcome to the unmatched experience of water, desert, and adventure. We tailor both daily diving and liveaboard trips in the Red Sea for individuals and groups. What we excel in is personalized service. Whether you are novice or experienced, young or elder, photography fan or just like cruising around, you will have a safe, fantastic and unforgettable experience here.

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If you are not a certified diver yet, we can help you with that. We run regular training programs in Dahab. Class size is small and schedules are flexible in order to meet your needs. Also private tuition is offered for CMAS, PADI and SDI courses. All our instructors are (EN 14413-2), which is the highest instructor qualification according to the European norms. These norms were agreed by a team of European experts and are recognized as benchmarks of quality for diver training.

TDI Technical Diving in Dahab, South Sinai, Red Sea, EgyptIf you are considering technical diving training, then come join one of our TDI courses. And of course private tuition is available. For certified technical divers, we can take you to the most beautiful and famous technical dive sites Dahab (and the Red Sea!) have to offer, like the Blue Hole and the Canyon.

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The Blue Hole Dive Site

Descend through a chimney into the blue and drift along a sheer face which drops to over 300 meters (1,000 feet)! Bells dive site is a 5 meters (16 feet) wide crack within the reef that dramatically exits at 32 meters (105 feet) to open azure. A true vertical wall, full of overhangs and fissures, with lots of swimthroughs and cavelets. Heading towards the south, the reef profile softens to a steep slope with fringing hard and soft corals. This slope is what borders the legendary Blue Hole. The dive is conducted as a drift multilevel wall dive, which ensures a perfect dive profile. We head to the saddle of the Blue Hole at 7 meters (23 feet) then into the Blue Hole itself, where we find our exit to the shore through a crack in the reef wall. Coral growth is abundant throughout the dive with large grass corals stemming from overhangs in the reef wall. There are frequent sightings of barracudas, napoleonfish, giant morays, and stingrays especially in the early morning.

The Blue Hole is the most famous dive spot in Dahab and is considered by divers as one of the top world dive sites. It is literally a hole in the reef. Its width is 56 meters (184 feet) and its max depth is 120 meters (400 feet). This seemingly bottomless coral lagoon attracts truckloads of day-trippers; some to dive, some to snorkel, and others simply to hang out at the Bedouin-style cafes. The most important feature of the Blue Hole is the stunning archway which is located at 56 meters (184 feet) and exits into the bottomless open sea. Dives conducted in the Blue Hole are wall dives with a traverse across the centre giving a free floating blue water experience where no bottom can be seen.

Earths-Deadliest-Diving-Spot-The-Blue-Hole

The Caves

Caves Dive SiteThis site centers on a large open-fronted chamber or cavern, deeply undercutting the reef table close to the shore. A small semicircular shelter or windbreak by the track marks the entry point.

Entry to the site is effected by basically throwing yourself off the reef edge into deep water at the top of the cavern. Once in the water, the cavern is directly below you. On the southern side, a sand shelter with a very interesting piece of red anemone leads onto the sloping body of the main reef. While to the north, a deeply undercut extension of the cavern leads down the side of the sandhill to the northern continuation of the reef slope. The reef sections are as interesting as the grottoes, with good cover of hard and soft corals, and a lively population of reef and schooling fishes.

The Caves

The Canyon

Equally famous to the Blue Hole is the Canyon, which is a deep wide ravine within the sea floor. This site took its name from a long, narrow, and very beautiful canyon running north to south. It starts from the shallow reef just offshore to a maximum depth of 52 meters (170 feet). It was created by an earthquake. The entrance to the Canyon is marked by a large coral mound lying some 10 meters (33 feet) away from the reef face. A man-sized opening in this coral hummock gives access to the top chamber of the Canyon, which is called the fish bowl (an enclosed circular cavern full of small goldfish and glassfish). The fish bowl starts at 15 meters (50 feet) and is now closed because it is expected to collapse due to several cracks within its structure. After the fish bowl, the Canyon slops downwards to two exits; one at 30 meters (100 feet) and the other at 52 meters (170 feet). Outside the Canyon, the reef has good coral cover but within the Canyon itself, there is very little coral growth.

The Canyon

Tens of sites could be dove here. Examples are Moray Garden, Umm Sid, Abu Helal, Abu Talha, 3 Pools, Golden Blocks, etc…

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