Abu Dabbab ; Diving The Grass-Covered Prairie

The sea bottom in the bay of Abu Dabbab is a huge and flat grass-covered prairie. The green vegetation on the sandy bottom of Abu Dabbab Bay separates two fantastic and colourful house reefs. It s conjures up visions of a patchwork of algae meadows of seagrass sargassum patches and floating weeds. You start your sea grass safari simply by wading in from the white sandy beach in front of Blue Ocean Diving Center. The meadows are the residence of dugongs the gentle giants. They look like prehistor...

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Abu Dabbab ; Diving The Grass-Covered Prairie

Abu Dabbab ; Diving The South Reef

One of the most common fish species in the Red Sea is the surgeonfish. The sohal surgeonfish or sohal tang or Arabian surgeonfish measures up to 40 cm and is endemic to the Red Sea. Its body is decorated with blue and grey horizontal stripes . The blue-bordered fins are black. Together with its yellow spots the coloration of the sohal tang gives rise to the sweet reference of the Red Sea poster fish . It feeds predominantly on algae venturing upper and outer reef zones. You are now at the southe...

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Abu Dabbab ; Diving The South Reef

Abu Dabbab ; Diving The Northern Reef

The Abu Dabbab dive site is one of thetop dive sites in Marsa Alam. It comprises the southern house reef thenorthern house reef and the huge grassy sea bottom interlinking the two house reefs. The northern house reef can be reached bysimply wading in from the shore or by zodiacs from the Blue Ocean DivingCenters. The reef reaches a depth of 35 meters. The visibility is excellent anduninterrupted. The current is best described as weak to moderate. It s suitablefor both day and night dives and for...

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Abu Dabbab ; Diving The Northern Reef

Marsa Alam History, Weather and Culture

Marsa Alam origins are spartan rocky and ruthless. The area slowly developed into a sleepy fishing village and then gradually turned into the flourishing resort and area it is now. Its prehistoric stage finds evidence in Stone Age rock inscriptions paintings and depictions and in Pharaonic graffiti. Marsa Alam also accommodated the trading traject from Luxor to the Red Sea and the silk road to Asia. The Marsa Alam and Abu Dabbab area of the Eastern Desert in Egypt were once the epicentres of ind...

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Marsa Alam History, Weather and Culture

Marsa Alam Things To Do/Holidays

A Where ToGo in Marsa Alam guide doesn t come in a pocket version. On the contrary.Marsa Alam Egypt offers almost unlimited options. It s not easy to make achoice but somebody has got to do it... So where do we go during Marsa Alamholidays? El Qusier. The Ottoman Citadel El Quseir is a small coastal town that has managed to maintain itsspecific characteristics of a fisherman s village. It s set directly on theattractive coastline of the Red Sea between Safaga and Marsa Alam Egypt. ElQuseir is a ...

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Marsa Alam Things To Do/Holidays