CANYON / CORAL GARDEN
EXPLORE THE CANYON AT MULTIPLE DEPTHS
This very popular and spectacular dive site is located 15 min north of Dahab. The Canyon is a big crack in a beautiful coral garden, similar to a slightly opened shell. You can enter the Canyon at a depth of 20 m (minimum AOW). The bottom of the Canyon is at 30 m at this point, but continues to get narrower and deeper towards the outside of the reef (to 55m, for Tec Divers). In the opposite direction there is the “Fishbowl”, a small grotto full of Glassfish. Due to the fact that the Fishbowl was suffering from the amount of divers in the past years, it was closed for diving at the end of 2007. Napoleons, Octopus and Stingrays are common in the coral garden surrounding the Canyon. For Tec Divers, the Canyon can be dived at different depths: 40 m (also for deep courses) but if you want to do “the full Canyon”, you need to be qualified as Extended Range diver. You exit through a small crack at 55 m and then come up along the wall outside the Canyon.
Difficulty: ** / Tide: – / Level: OW-AOW / Tec: yes / Depth: 18-55 m / Snorkelling: yes / Current: ** /Free-diving: fun diving