Photo Gallery Diving the Blue Hole

It doesn't have the nicest coral or the most fish, but the Blue Hole in the Gulf of Aqaba on the Sinai Peninsula is a magnet for divers. One reason is the deep tunnel that many want to traverse. Some don't come back.
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It doesn't have the nicest coral or the most fish, but the Blue Hole in the Gulf of Aqaba on the Sinai Peninsula is a magnet for divers. One reason is the deep tunnel that many want to traverse. Some don't come back. Here, two divers just outside the Blue Hole in 2005.

Foto: ? Peter Andrews / Reuters/ REUTERS
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Many of the problems in the Blue Hole are a result of depth. Compressed air can only be used to a depth of 56 meters. The tunnel's exit is one meter lower than that. Here, a team returning from a deep dive just outside the Blue Hole.

Foto: ? Peter Andrews / Reuters/ REUTERS
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The Red Sea is considered the Holy Grail of diving due to the variety of coral and fish to be seen at relatively shallow depths. Here, a porcupine fish swimming near Sharm el-Sheikh.

Foto: TARIK TINAZAY/ AFP
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Divers come from all around the world to enjoy the sights in the Red Sea waters.

Foto: TARIK TINAZAY/ AFP
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