• Depth avg. 30m
  • Current 1 - 3 knots
  • Air / Surface temp. 21 - 41 ℃
  • Bottom / Water temp. 20 - 30 ℃
cave, drift, nightdive, reef
Angelfish, Animals, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Corals, Fishes, Lionfish, Octopus

The Canyon is one of the most popular dive sites in Dahab and an essential dive for all fanatics of […]

The Canyon is one of the most popular dive sites in Dahab and an essential dive for all fanatics of caves and cavern diving. The Canyon is up to 10m deep and virtually closed over at the top. It snakes its way up from the depths, to emerge in a large glassfish-filled coral dome, the Fishbowl. After the shore entry, you cross a sandy lagoon that opens onto a gently sloping reef marked with coral heads. The amazing canyon soon comes into view. It has three main openings. At about 12m is the fishbowl. Below that is another large bowl, opening at about 20m. Deepest of all is a narrow exit at 52-54m. In between these openings, the walls have grown together to virtually close over the top of the canyon, forming a tunnel. From the top, it has the appearance of the fluted mouth of a clamshell. Note the light coming through the crack that forms the entrance of the Canyon while you sit in semi-darkness, it is an amazing sight! Technical Divers can follow the Canyon all the way through to the exit where it spits you out at 54m, then continue dropping down to 'Neptune's Chair' - looks like a giant throne made of rock at 73m. Behind this there is a cave, it goes back around 15-20m, with a max depth of 75m. Take a torch! It's a dead end so no need to lay the line or anything.

Diving conditions and the best time to dive "Canyon @ Dahab".

Yearly diving conditions of this dive site - expected air temperature, water temperature, current, and visibility. This data is indicative and based on historical data and observations
Air temperatureWater temperatureVisibilityCurrent
January23℃22℃25 m0 knots
February22℃21℃25 m0 knots
March24℃22℃10 - 25 m0 - 1 knots
April27℃22℃25 m0 - 1 knots
May29℃24℃25 m0 - 2 knots
June29℃24℃10 - 25 m0 - 1 knots
July32℃27℃5 - 10 m0 - 1 knots
August31℃27℃25 m0 - 2 knots
September32℃27℃10 - 25 m0 - 2 knots
October29℃25℃10 - 25 m0 - 1 knots
November25℃25℃25 m0 knots
December24℃23℃25 m0 - 3 knots

26 Dive Centers offer to dive here

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Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 38min.

- Brian T.
Octopus World Divers

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 53m. Dive duration 75min.

- Penelope E.
Planet Divers

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 36m. Dive duration 54min.

- Philippe H.
Vera Sub

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 45min. Saw Angelfish, Lionfish.

- Rodrigo Z.
Sinai Divers Backpackers

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 42min.

- Alexey S.
Big Blue Dahab

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 42min.

- Boris L.
Dahab Divers Lodge

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 42min. Saw Fishes, Lionfish.

- Leonard O.
Sea Dancer Acacia

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 39min.

- Jonathan I.
Sea Dancer Dive Center

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 44min.

- Carlos E.
Sea Dancer Dive Center

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 30m. Dive duration 47min.

- Roman K.
Dolphin Diving Center

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 18m. Dive duration 33min.

- Maxim K.
Dahab Divers Lodge

Good

Good enough to explore one time

- Murray P.
Bedouin Divers

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 48min. Saw Octopus.

- Joe M.
Octopus World Dahab

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 57min.

- Dave J.
White Bear Diving Centers

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 30m. Dive duration 53min.

- Andrew M.
Elite Diving

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 70min.

- Alexey S.
Aqua Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 34m. Dive duration 33min.

- Tim H.
Red Sea Diving College

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 41m. Dive duration 41min.

- Philippe S.
Dolphin Diving Center

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 42min.

- Andre A.
Camel Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 41min.

- Leonard E.
Sinai Divers Backpackers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 53min.

- Hans K.
Poseidon Divers

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 44min.

- Andre G.
Lagona Divers-dahab

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 62m. Dive duration 106min.

- Ricardo H.
Planet Divers

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 38min.

- Roberto A.
Penguin Divers

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

- Chris H.
Lagona Divers-dahab

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 39min.

- Sebastien L.
Sinai Divers Dahab-red Sea

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 30m. Dive duration 42min.

- Stefan J.
Sheikh Coast Diving Center

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 32m. Dive duration 34min.

- Sebastien L.
Emperor Divers And Scuba Schools - Marsa Al Alam

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 54min.

- Tim B.
Dive Urge

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 48min.

- Niels I.
Aqua Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 36min.

- Konstantin A.
Torch Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 36min.

- Sean V.
Big Blue Dahab

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 37m. Dive duration 53min.

- Sean A.
Sinai Divers Dahab-red Sea

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 15m. Dive duration 74min.

- Josh Z.
Inmo Divers Home

Good

Good enough to explore one time

- Tyler L.
Daniela Diving Center

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