Top of The South

Underwater canyons, caves at the St Johns Area plus deep walles and hammerhead sharks at Daedalus Reef. 

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Elphinstone

Elphinstone

There are unlimited points of attraction at this reef and they are all related to the extremely generous reef formation and its location. You can find big marine life hanging around the reed on all sides, at different depths of blue water. You may encounter, schooling fish and Sharks. There are Black Corals, soft Corals, hard Corals, lage fan Corals. The reef is completely covered by these. “Just Stunning”. The reef is so rich with life because it is exposed to a variety of strong currents that feed it with nutriments, enhancing its life. The best time to do the dive here is early morning, while you can see Hammerheads, Grey Reef Sharks, White Tip Reef Sharks, Oceanic White Tip Reef Sharks and Schooling fish such as Barracuda and Snappers. If you are moored at the reef on a sunny morning, when you look at the shore, you will see a solitarily bright Red Mountain.

Fury Shoals Garden

Fury Shoals Garden

Interesting landscape formations that create underwater amphitheatres. Also you can see here different types of Shoals of reef fishes and there is a possibility of seeing White Tip Reef Shark next to the reef from the west. This preserves the corals, which are in an excellent condition and makes it the only Garden that deserves its name. Truly stunning.

Daedalus reef

Daedalus reef

There is a wreck at the northern side of the reef that had a cargo of pottery. From the marine life have been spotted here Hammerhead Sharks, Oceanic White Tip Sharks, Shoals of Fishes and Anemone Cities. It is possibly to see the Oceanic and the Thresher Sharks. 

Dangerous reef

Dangerous reef

The first name of this reef was: “The Nursery”. This names was given because of the large number of Juvenile reef fish and shoals that lives there. There are also many baby White Tip Reef Sharks in the spring. Keep a look out for the caves, stop before you reach the tip to see the entrances. You can enter the caves as there is plenty of light inside them.

Claudia cave

Claudia cave

This is a dive that can be easily described as exiting and adventures. It starts from the mooring point by entering the water straight from the hard boat and heading to the reef. Once nect to the reef get in the swim through from any of the many entrances at the south.

Named after a dive guide that used to work in this area in 1980s. Points of attraction here are caves and possibility swim – through and coral gardens, shoals of reef fish ( Banner fish, Goat fish, Butterfly fish, Yellow snappers…). The reef is spectacular and stands apart from all the others because of its caves. Most of the caves are open at the top, allowing sunlight to come through. There are also caves which are completely covered overhead.

Sataya reef & erg

Sataya reef & erg

Sataya reef is contrast between the Coral Gardens and the dramatic wall. The massive number of reef Fish on one site. There are a huge number of different types of reef fish, the most recognized are: Unicorn fish, Sergeant majors, Goat fish, Yellow snappers, Masked puffer fish, Blue-Fin trevallies, Fusiliers and sometimes Turtles are seen. Erg Sataya provides an unforgettable dive, as you may encounter big shoals of Hammerheads. April to June is the best time of the year for spotting them. The wall here is very dramatic, providing fascinating scenery, with soft Corals growing on all sides.

Gotta Soraya

Gota Soraya means in translation "Little reef". Is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks. There are huge numbers of black corals, soft corals and sea fans growing on the walls.

Due to small size of the reef there is a lot of to see.

Gotta Kebir

Means in translation "Big reef". Name was given to this reef because of its size in relation to the other reefs in this area.

Points of attraction are here dramatic wall and caves with black corals.

In depth of 14 metres you can see the entrance of the small cave. The cave system is very simple and almost a perfect U turn inside the reef. 

At the right times of the year, Mantas are also seen.