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Gotta Abu Ramada

Gotta Abu Ramada

Called also reef aquarium. The amount of fish you will see here during one single dive will no doubt amaze you. Cracks, holes and overhangs give shelter for glassfish and lionfish. All the way here you will see big schools of goat fish, banner fish, butterfly fish and sweetlips. At the surface on the top of the reef you have surgeonfish, cornet fish and maybe barracuda.

Ras Mohamed

Ras Mohamed

Park is situated at the south tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. In 1983 the Egyptian government approved the establishment of Ras Mohammed National Park. The coast is totally deserted, with no shelter, for more than a mile. The eastern coast is composed of a tall fossil coral reef that is interrupted for a few dozen meters by the only accessible beach.

A menagerie of pelagics can be seen here, including hammerheads and gigantic tuna. An ever present school of barracuda and snappers are residents of Ras Mohammed and it's a great place for scuba divers to see Napoleon wrasse.

The other side, facing the west, is much shallower and constitutes part of the plateau that surrounds Yolanda Reef. There are literally thousands of jackfish, batfish and all kinds of sting rays, giant moray eels and lyretail hogfish on the densely coralled saddle. Watch out for scorpionfish, rarely seen on the other dive sites but regularly spotted here.

Finish your dive above the wreckage of the 'Yolanda', a wreck that made this reef its final resting place in the 70's. Its cargo of British standard toilets, bath tubs and pipe tubes remain on and forever as part of the shallow reef. You can enjoy the humorous sight of so many toilets on the sea floor!

Abu Nuhas

Abu Nuhas

This great reef, also known as the "ships graveyard", emerges two miles to the north of Shedwan Island at the mouth of the Strait of Gobal. On the seabed of the surrounding area lie no fewer than seven sunken ships from different eras. It is often only possible to dive the wrecks from a zodiac due to the heavy sea swells. On the sheltered south side of the reef are two beautiful ergs known as Yellow Fish Reef which offers an excellent night dive.

Carnatic

The Carnatic was a splendid 90 metre long sail and engine steamer launched by P&O in 1862. Carrying a cargo of wine and "London soda water" in distinctive oval bottles, it was sailing the Indies route with a destination of Bombay. It struck the reef in 1869 and remained aground a number of hours before sinking Sha'ab Abu Nuhas’ Reef. Despite the length of time (it sank in 1869) it is remarkably intact. She lies on one side with the stern at 24 metres and the bow at 16 metres. The decking of the hull has fallen away exposing blackened support structures which are now draped in hard and soft corals. The very photogenic wreck is now home to a number of morays, large grouper and octopus.

Dunraven

A popular wreck is the Dunraven, a Victorian steam- and sail-ship that was carrying spices, gold and timber from India which sunk in 1876 on its way from Bombay to England. The legend says that she hit the reef after an drunken dispute involving the Captain, his wife, and the First mate, and sunk soon after near in the Gulf of Suez. Although she was stripped of her cargo by a team of archaeologists in the early eighties, the Dunraven still makes an interesting dive.

The wreck of this 72 m long English steamer lies at the southern point of Sha’ab Mahmoud, amongst the series of shallow reefs and lagoons. Her hull lies upside down at a maximum depth of 29m. Completely covered in corals, the wreck has become home to a wide variety of marine life including glass fish, morays, groupers, goatfish and napoleon.

Giannis D

The Giannis D (built in 1969), a large Greek freighter – known for its cargo of timber – hit the reef of Abu Nuhas in1983 and slowly sank over six weeks, lying at a maximum depth of 28 metres. The wreck is broken up in the centre, but the bow and stern remain intact. At the stern on the sea floor there is a point where penetration allows you to travel up towards the top of the wreck to a pocket of trapped air. You will need to leave by the same hole which you entered. At the bow you can see where the boat had been renamed, with the old name just visible under a layer of paint. Expect to see glassfish, scorpion fish, angelfish, bump head wrasse and a napoleon fish. The dive can be finished by traversing the reef, or by climbing up the mast, which rises up to only four metres below the surface.

Umm Gammar

Umm Gammar

In translation means „Mother of the Moon“. The plateau of the reef nd the pinnacles with the cracks and tunnels are very pretty. At the end of the dive you may run into the big silver sweetlips that are normally hanging around over the plateau. Free swimming moray eels and turtles are common and if you are lucky you may meet a white tipped reef shark.

SS Thistlegorm

SS Thistlegorm

The most famous wreck of the Red sea and probably one from 10 best places of the world for wreck dive. The 129m long English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Extremly interesting dives on a wreck that is exceptional for its historic interest and condition. Maximum depth is 32 m. Inside can be find motorcycles and cars from 2nd world war. Home of large schooling fish.

Rosalie Muller

Rosalie Muller

Has been called „the sister ship of Thistlegorm“ but to be honest The Rosalie Moller deserves a better prefix. She might not have quite as an exciting cargo but as a wreck she is light-years ahead of her famous sister. It was called „Best Weish“ and it was an absolute necessity for the allied navy, coal that efficient and less smoke. Most of the deck is at 35 m.

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.

Zabargad Island

Zabargad Island

The Island is very big in size with a lot of potentials for exploration. At the east coast lies the Russian wreck which starts from the depth of 5 meters down to the depth of 24 meters  completely covered with Corals from the outside and full of Glass Fish. At the south coast is located a stretch of Coral Gardens that extends for about 30 meters away from the reef slopping to 14 meters then drops off to an extreme depth. It is a very simple relaxed dive that offers so much to see. There are many small cracks and holes in the reef that are a lit by the Sun Rays penetrating through the cracks on top of the reef.

Rocky Island

Rocky Island

Name was given to the Island because of the many rocks that lies on the top of the reef that surrounds the Island. Divers can see here schools of blue water fishes (barracudas, snappers, tunas and sharks). Diving at Rocky is always a surprise. Never the less than a great dive.

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.

Abu Kifan

a 300-meter long and narrow reef, rising from depths in excess of 400m and its size and diversity means you need to dive both the northern and southern sections (conditions allowing).

To the north is a sloping plateau which starts at around 15m at the reef and slopes to 30m before dropping away into very deep water. There is a large erg (reef piece) on the northern plateau close to the main reef which forms at 12m channel between it and the reef. Here there is prolific soft coral with the upper parts of the reef are teeming with antheas and all manner of smaller marine life. Turtles are often present in the shallower areas on the north plateau and ensure you spend plenty of time looking out into the blue where schools of barracuda hunt and white-tip sharks can come in closer to the reef with the larger grey reef sharks tending to stay further out in the current.

The northeast wall is quite literally a vertical drop down to 110m where a 10m wide ledge protrudes insignificantly before the wall continues into the abyss. On the wall huge gorgonian fans undulate in the current and although more barren at 30m, purple and orange soft coral, black coral and long whip corals protrude from the reef. As you reach the southern end of the sliver the reef splits forming another separate erg (very similar in topography to the one on the north plateau). This forms an 18m deep channel about 10m wide between the erg and main reef. If the current is running it tends to pick up here and sweep you though the channel. Rather than head south around the main reef and back to the more sheltered area, its well worth a swim back around the outside of this southern erg. Again the reef wall drops away impressively and large pelagic sighting are possible with tuna and trevally often present here.

Panorama Reef

Panorama Reef

Theplateau is to 35m, the sheer drop-off 100m+ depth. The moorings are to the south west of this large oval shaped reef. One plateau lies to the northwest, and another to the southeast. One of the best wall dives in the Red Sea. On the south plateau you are practically guaranteed to see several napoleon wrasse or turtle. All plateau is covered by soft coralls. During your safety stop you should explore the huge anemon city which the south wall offers. Pelagic species like tuna visit from time to time, and other predators like big eye trevally and barracuda hunt in vast schools of fusilier.

The North plateau is one of the best drift dives what you can in Red sea have. On your left hand you will find quantum of black sweetlips, small schooling barracudas and beautiful soft coralls with spectrum of colours! The scorpion fish, spanish dancers and another interesting representatives of this sea will be for sure there if you pay attention.

Eagle rays, white tip reef shark, grey shark, silky shark and even oceanic white tips, have been spotted here. 

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. 

Big Brother reef

Big Brother reef

These are two islands that are similar in shape and different with size with a distance of about 1700 m in between them, one is big and the other is small, from this fact both of the island got their names.. Drop point about 100m is offering very often sharks. A Thresher Shark is a resident here and normally Grey Reef Sharks are circling round the plateau. At the depth of 30 up to 35 meters divers are at the middle of the Wreck Aida looking down they will see the main mast the stern holds looking up they will see the accommodation area and the entrance to the engine room looking everywhere a dense garden of soft corals. Take your time looking around and exploring and slowly make your way up to the Wreck, as the shallow part of this dive is very colorful.

 

Small Brother reef

Small Brother reef

At the walls of this Island everything that lives in the Red Sea is expected to be seen but Sharks are the reason for many divers to come and dive in this site specially the Hammerhead Sharks and the Big Grey Reef Sharks. Eastern wall has the biggest variety of soft corals.

Marsa Shouny

Marsa Shouny

This dive offer reef wall diving. The best depth for this dive is 18 meters. In the beginning when you are close to the bottom look for the Crocodile fish look for Octopuses between the corals and schools of Mackerels and Turtles on the top of the corals.

Salem Express wreck

Salem Express wreck

The Salem Express is a dramatic dive. Around 500 people perished here, in one of the worst marine tragedies of all times. The 100-meter ferryboat was on its way back from Mecca to Safaga after the annual Muslim pilgrimage in December 1991, when it hit the reef during a stormy night and sunk rapidly without giving the opportunity to the crew and passengers to board the lifeboats.

It is now home to a thriving underwater life, including a famous resident frogfish, blue-spotted stingrays, angel and butterfly fish. The ship itself is covered in a large quantity of hard and soft corals. It is one of the largest wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea - roughly the same size as the Thistlegorm.

The Salem express lays at a depth of 30m, the top of the boat is at 12m.

Shark & Yolanda reef

Shark & Yolanda reef

Incredible spectacle of schools of hundreds of barracuda, jackfish and batfish that appear before your eyes can be enjoyed only by those with enough technical know-how to face to currents, which at times are extremely strong.

An absolutely exceptional concentration of fauna, in particular in the summer. An extremely varied marine enviroment.
The ship, which initially stuck by-mid over the water, was subsequently pushed by the waves to the depth of 50m in early 1987, and finally, following a violent storm of 15 March 1987 it sank at the very bottom. 

Jackson reef

Jackson reef

Jackson Reef is famous for the wreck of a merchant vessel LARA, partially destroyed in 1996, which sank here in 1985. – Scuba diving usually starts at the southern edge, sheltered from the waves and wind. Here, next to the reef, a mooring buoy is situated. Heading westward, we will encounter gorgonians and magnificent red anemones at the depth of 28m. Subsequently, you can admire a plateau adjacent to Woodhouse Reef. A south-west corner of the reef, where numerous fire corals live, is located in the zone of strong, sometimes even very violent currents. Under favourable conditions (especially during low tide) drift diving to the eastern part of the reef is possible. Here, at the depth of about 15m, a sandy rim is situated, plunging into the depths of the north. In this area you may notice turtles and large pelagic fish, such as: white-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and hammerhead sharks most frequently occurring during the period from July to September.

Blue Hole

Blue Hole

One of the most famous diving sites in the whole Red sea, not because of its beauty but unfortunately because it is associated with high number of fatal incidents. Spectacular diving, especially the beginning of the dive. The coral garden on the saddle at the entry to Blue Hole is extremly beatiful and colourful. The site is in general pleasant with a relaxing atmosphere. It is a large 70 m wide hole within the coral reef going down to 80 m and with a 30 m long arch going to the open sea on its bottom. It is a great dive site for all divers with nice coral and reef life but Deep divers and Tech divers from all over the world come to Dahab to dive under the Blue Hole Arch.

Gordon reef

Gordon reef

Most southerly reef of Tiran. A huge variety of reef fish and big schools of groupers can be seen here. The top of the reef is also home of wreck Louilla which ran aground on the northern end in September 1981. Small nudibranchs hidden in the crevices of the madrepores. Spotted eagle rays.

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.

Habili Ali

Habili Ali

This reef is completely covered with life on all sides and even on the top. It is one of two Habillis, in the southern Red Sea, that are surrounded by Drop off from all sides. Offers dramatic walls and drop offs. Divers can see underwater from marine life a lot of kinds of big fishes as are: many types of Sharks (Grey reef, White Tip, Hammerheads), lots of schooling fish (Barracudas, Tunas, Jacks, etc..) and profusion of reef fish (Banner fish, Butter fly , Emperor Angel fish..) and above all the Bump Head Parrot fish.

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.

Kingstone wreck

Kingstone wreck

Located near Shag Rock dive site in the Strait of Gubal. It has been long misidentified and called the Sarah H Wreck. Boat was built in Sunderland and launched early in the year 1871. With the measurements, 78 metr long and 10 metres wide. She sunk on 20th of January 1881. The coral along the hull is beautiful, offering plenty of wonderful pictures opportunities. It also attracts plenty of fishes and it is not rare to spot turtles or pelagic fishes swimming by. At the end of your dive you can finish by exploring Shag Rock beautiful reef with coral in pristine conditions and a teeming reef life.

Small Gifton

Small Gifton

This dive site is located on south eastern side of Small Giftun Island in Giftun National Park. It is considered to be the most interesting place for the drift dive in Hurghada. Underwater, the wall of the Island drops to the great depths creating the dive site with the drop off and two plateaus. The strong current are present at all times bringing food for corals and fish which makes this place one of the richest in underwater life. 

The plateaus are rich in soft corals which are food for Turtles. When we look into the blue, the great Barracudas and Travellies can bee seen. If we observe carefully the bottom next to the reef we will find lying there Crocodile Fish, Stone and Scorpion Fish, Stingrays and huge Moray Eels. At the mooring site we will fid large Brain Corals and schools of Goat Fish and Fusiliers around them. There is a big chance for meeting with huge and friendly Napoleons.

Shaab el Erg

Shaab el Erg

Horseshoe shape reef also called "Dolphin house"between Hurghada and El Gouna is a first stop on any northern liveaboard trip. The check dive is featured a large piece of reef, some smaller pinnacles, and a very fetching coral garden that stretched out from the edge of the reef. The gathering of bottle nosed dolphins is more than common.

Abu Hashish

Abu Hashish

One of the better dive sites with access from makadi bay. Nice corals and good variety of reef fish.

There are a many stories about Egyptian sailors who dropped here their hashish, but actually the dive site is named after the amount of the sea grass that is found there.

Dive spot offers beautiful hard coral garden. You can find many hard corals there accompanied with soft ones covering every space left for them. The main attraction, however, are impressive table corals.

Sandy plateau are full of interesting small creatures. You will see puffer fish, octopuses, morays and nudibranches, crab, sea horses and cuttlefish.

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.