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Thursday, 21 September 2017

The Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt

The Egyptian Red Sea coast and few kilometers north of Dahabis in Sham el-Sheik, Egypt. The spot is full of  fascinating and spectacular diving, although Blue Hole is an attractive geographic feature that we find in some areas of the planet. A deep hole with over 328 feet in the coastal areas of the sea that contrasts with its deep blue and the lighter color. The another part of this hole is known by different name, "The Shallow" opening to the sea around know as the saddle which is around 20 feet deep  and the long tunnel know as "The Arch" with the length of 58 feets, the glory of natural phenomenon, but further it became and still becomes the grave of many divers.


Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.

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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters. Those who, by mistake or by ignorance, exceed the limit of 60 meters deep, begin to have problems: the accumulation of nitrogen causes many divers, even the most expert, to become disoriented and continue descending thinking that they are heading towards the exit of the Blue Hole.


At the bottom of the blue hole there is a sandy bed where scattered remains of diving teams of other divers who could never leave this deadly trap. it is famous for the large number of diving accidents that have occurred. This is due to the obsession of some to reach its bottom or to try to cross the "Arch", an underwater arch of about 30 m in length that connects the blue hole with the open sea to a depth of about 52 meters.


How many unlucky divers have found death in the blue hole of Dahab?  According to the Egyptian authorities about 40, although other sources raise the number up to a hundred the number of bodies. The most famous case was the Russian Yuri Lipski, in year 2000, who entered the  Blue Hole  with a camera recording his own death, falling into an uncontrolled descent to 115 metres. Eventually he lands on the sea floor, taking off his breathing equipment and trying to fill his buoyancy aid with air, but he is unable to rise. 

The local legend of Blue Hole is curse by ghost girl who drowned herself  there to escape from an arranged marriage.


the bottom of the blue hole there is a sandy bed where scattered remains of diving teams of other divers who could never leave this deadly trap. it is famous for the large number of diving accidents that have occurred.
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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.
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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.
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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.
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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.
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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.
Plaques in memory of lost divers
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Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world and continues to claim the lives of amateurs and experts . The Blue Hole is basically a coral lagoon that connects with open sea through a huge and beautiful blue arc of 26 meters.
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