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The Caves, Dahab

Jump out of the jeep and you are literally standing on top of the caves. This site focuses on a large, open-fronted overhang, or cavern under the reef table right off the shore. The entry is like off a boat, giant stride off the ledge and into the deep blue. The caves can only be dived in calm conditions as jumping off the ledge can be quite tricky when there are waves crashing on the shore. Once in the water the cave is directly below you and on both the left and right side you will find a shallow reef. The reef that circles the cave is just as attractive as the cave itself with both soft and hard corals being abundant. Here you will often spot large groupers, scorpionfish and morays with a tiger shark spotted on a number of occasions. Enter the cave and swim to the back then turn and watch the light shine through the swarms of anthias and bannerfish swimming upside down on the ceiling of the cave, a perfect spot for your safety stop.

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