Sights & Landmarks in Dahab
The Blue Hole
Possibly the most famous sight in Dahab, the blue hole is basically a huge hole in the Red Sea. It can be seen from the air as a dark blue circle in the sea. This spot is a hugely popular dive site, but also a very dangerous dive site. The danger comes not from the hole itself, but from the lure of "the arch," a tunnel in the side of the blue hole that connects it to the open sea. Many divers, even expert divers, go to the site and cannot resist the temptation to find the tunnel and pass through it. For this reason, many people have died there. Overall, it is an interesting place to visit and to go diving, but do not attempt the arch!