Ricks Reef is located just a few hundred metres north of the Canyon. This is a popular and easy drift dive accessible to all levels of divers.
You can enter through a small crack in the reef table and then descend along a sandy slope filled with salad corals. At 18 metres, start swimming over numerous table corals and let the current drift you along the reef wall, located on your right.
Roughly 35-40 minutes in the dive, the “Fish Bowl” of the Canyon will come into view on your left. Finish the dive with a short swim above a colourful coral garden and exit the dive through a sandy lagoon, whose entry is marked by some beautiful erect coral pinnacles.
Location: 20 min. North from Dahab
Sights: turtles, rays, pufferfish, squids, nudibranchs…
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Dive Sites North of Dahab
Bells to Blue Hole
Bells is an enclosed chimney in the reef plunging from the surface to about 25 metres deep, with a sheer wall drop-off …
The Canyon is a deep opening in the sea bed. Inside the Canyon, depths range from 25m to its shallowest point to more than 50m.
This dive site is located just south of the Canyon. Ras abu Helal is best dived at high tide when the weather conditions are calm.