Monty Halls is back on the box and once again exploring the mysteries of the underwater world. Last night, divers across the country would have been gripped to their screens as Monty explored the legends and spine-tingling tales of the Red Sea’s Blue Hole; often referred to as ‘the most dangerous dive site on earth’. For divers who resist the temptation of greater depths and remain within their training and limitations, the Blue Hole probably remains no more dangerous than any other dive site.
Located just a few kilometres north of Dahab, the infamous Blue Hole drops to below a staggering 130 metres and offers some of the most adventurous diving in the Red Sea. The entry point to the Blue Hole is an amazing pool of clear, deep blue water formed in the reef plate, or the chimney which drops down to 30m exiting onto the magnificent sheer wall.
Experienced technical and deep divers can venture beyond the recreational diving limit of 30m to explore the vertical drop-off, overhangs, caves and an incredible diversity of marine life before exiting at around seven metres to end their dive in the Blue Hole pool.
Blue Hole experiences are available to divers staying in Dahab with Regaldive. Seven nights’ at the Nesima Hotel in Dahab cost from £479 per person to include flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B accommodation, based on two people sharing. A three day shore diving dive pack costs from £110 per person while a one day boat diving trip (two dives) costs from £33 per person.
For those keen to see a bit of Egyptian variety, a twin centre stay in the Falcon Naama Star (Sharm El Sheikh) and the Nesima Hotel(Dahab), costs from £451 per person flights, transfers and seven nights’ B&B accommodation, based on two people sharing. A six day dive pack costs from £206 per person, and a one day boat diving trip in Dahab (two dives) costs from £33 per person.
For further information, or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659 999.