The Canyon is, together with the Blue, another highlight of Dahab’s dive sites.
This place alone invites you to several dives because of its diversity.
The entry / exit leads through a lagoon, which divides the reef.
The end of the lagoon with its turquoise waters is the beginning of the beautiful deep blue outside in the open water.
Towards north-easterly directions you come across a deep crevice in the reef plateau, presumably created by an earthquake.
This canyon starts in a hollow coral block at about 12 m depth, called the “fishbowl”, and divides the reef. The “fishbowl” looks like an igloo-shaped pizza oven and has two larger holes at its bottom. It is recommendable to follow the crevice to a depth of 20 metres and enter / exit the canyon through a large opening there. Once entered, you easily drop to 30 m depth with sandy bottom.
Here the Canyon widens up like a cave, in which you dive upward towards the “fishbowl”, then back to the exit hole. After leaving the canyon you see a curtain of exhaust bubbles coming out of the rock, striving towards the surface.
Leaving the lagoon towards southwesterly directions leads you to a very diverse coral garden.
Quite often you can see a turtle here. Lionfish and Sea Moths can be found here, too. The end of the gentle slope is a drop-off, which is nicely overgrown.
The dive site Canyon with its lagoon invites to a number of different dives – the crevice in the reef plateau, the coral garden with its many interesting inhabitants, or the drop-off with its deep blue colour. We recommend to do at least 3 dives here.