Photo Blog: Snorkeling the Red Sea in Dahab, Egypt

Photo Blog: Snorkeling the Red Sea in Dahab, Egypt

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re big fans of snorkeling and scuba diving. The beauty and peacefulness of the underwater world is unlike anything else, and certainly must be experienced first hand to truly appreciate.

It’s hard to accurately describe the brilliant natural colours and odd coral formations that look like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie. Fortunately we have a great little underwater camera that has allowed us the opportunity share our pictures and video so that you can get an idea of what lies beneath the surface.

We often get asked, “Where is the best place to scuba dive and snorkel”?  Obviously everyone has their opinion, but in our experience the clear winner is the Red Sea, specifically along the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. Though our experience was limited to Dahab, the entire region offers world class scuba dive excursions.

Below are a few of our favourite photos from several days of snorkeling in Dahab, Egypt.

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From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Gearing up at the Blue Hole, located just outside the beach town of Dahab

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

The mysterious wall drop at the Blue Hole

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Rugged sandstone mountains at the Blue Hole just outside of Dahab

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Spectacular reef and colourful fish along the deep wall canyon at the Blue Hole

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Scuba divers bubbles rising in the backdrop

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Amazing reef formations and colourful fish at “The Islands” dive site

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Close up of the brilliant reef at “The Islands” dive spot

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Radiant purple reef at “The Islands”

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Nicole free diving at Eel Gardens

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Scuba divers at Eel Garden. The coral wall drops sharply, leading to a large section of white sand that is home to thousands of little garden eels.

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Tropical fish at the Eel Garden dive site

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Seaside resorts at Eel Garden. The landscapes and surroundings are one-of-a-kind

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Snorkeling at “Masbat”

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Lion fish – careful, don’t touch!

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Crystal clear waters of the Red Sea

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Unique reef formations at “The Islands”

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

Does this interesting reef formation resemble something familiar…?

From The Red Sea – Dahab, Egypt

The notorious “wall” in Dahab stretches for miles in both directions. A remarkable natural wonder

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Where are your favourite scuba dive or snorkeling spots?
Share your tips and recommendations below!

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.