The Canyon, Dahab

Middle East


Submitted By:
Tom Steiner van den Ouweelen

Submitter Comments:
The Canyon is one of the most amazing dive sites from Egypt, it's a crack that has been formed after a earthquake that touched the Gulf of Aqaba. The entrance of the Canyon is at 18 meters and you drop down until 30 meters. It's partially a overhead environment and from there the recreational divers can go through the crack and exit at a depth of 14 meters. Qualified Technical divers have the possibility to make the dive with a technical Instructor down to 52 meters where is another exit.

 This dive site is 10 minutes from Dahab in direction Israel and is located in the Gulf of Aqaba. The city Dahab is located 95 km North from Sharm el Sheikh and is accessible by car or bus.


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08/05/2011 Anonymous (Avg: 3.25 Review) - (no comment)

11/08/2008 Anonymous (Avg: 4.33 Review) - (no comment)

10/14/2006 Sam (Avg: 3.71 Review) - One of the best night dive spots!

05/13/2005 Andy (Avg: 3.08 Review) - So that's a great site indeed! Tom did not tell you but he has a link with a Map of the Canyon, on his homepage you will find it under "under Maps of Dahab" enter the password "only4technicals" and enjoy it.

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Special thanks to Tom Steiner van den Ouweelen!
Submitted by Tom Steiner van den Ouweelen

Special thanks to Tom Steiner van den Ouweelen!
In the canyon.
Submitted by Tom Steiner van den Ouweelen


Diver Averages for  The Canyon, Dahab  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.00
Bottom Conditions:  4.50
Reef Conditions:  4.00
Animal Life:  3.25
Plant Life:  2.75
Facilities:  3.25
Solitude 2.75
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.59

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.25
Beginner Scuba:  2.75
Intermediate Scuba:  4.25
Advanced Scuba:  4.75
Night diving Scuba:  4.75

Number of reviews for this site: 4


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