Diving Sites

The Red Sea is widely renowned for its excellent diving destinations and sites, such as Ras Mohammed, the famous SS Thistlegorm shipwreck site in Sharm El Sheikh, the Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef, St.John's Reef and the Fury Shoals, as well known sites in Sudan such as Sanganeb, Abington, Angarosh and Shaab Rumi. Many of the shore and offshore dive sites of the Red Sea are also suitable for snorkelers and intro drivers. Here's a bucket list of a selective and unique dive sites, includes the underwater hidden gems, where we reach out with Blue Ocean's daily boats, speedboats and shore trips, located on the Hurghada-Marsa Alam coastline and alongside the western coast of the Red Sea in Egypt:-

Most Popular

Brothers Island

Brothers Island

Abu Galawa Soghayar

Abu Galawa Soghayar

Numidia

Numidia

Abu Galawa Kebir

Abu Galawa Kebir

Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef

Shaab Maksur

Shaab Maksur

Marsa Abu Dabbab

Marsa Abu Dabbab

Om Halhalla

Om Halhalla

Elphinstone

Elphinstone

Shaab Abu Galawa

Shaab Abu Galawa

Sha’ab Samadai | Dolphin House

Sha’ab Samadai | Dolphin House

Shoab Sataya (DOLPHIN REEF)

Shoab Sataya (DOLPHIN REEF)

St. John’s Cave (Umm El Khararim)

St. John’s Cave (Umm El Khararim)

place Shaab El Erg | Dolphin House

depth Depth: 0-18 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 3 and 18 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers et snorkelers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: You will love Shaab el Erg, you can admire the bottlenose dolphins (tursiops) who live at Dolphin House, part of Shaab El Erg, playing all together.
Shaab El Erg is located north of Giftun, parallel to El Gouna. Expect a magnificent reef, pinnacles and a very large coral garden with huge coral table, brain coral, but also masked pufferfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, bannerfish, surgeonfish, unicorn fish, giant moray eel and turtle.

place Brothers Island

The Islands – the Big Brother and the Little Brother – are two small exposed promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at around 60km from the Egyptian coastline. The Little Brother has a very high concentration of life in a much reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of hard and soft corals in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes.

place Abu Galawa Soghayar

Abu Galawa Soghayar has a fantastic coral garden and a wreck of a private sailing boat, sank in the 80th and it´s full of soft corals and populated with glass fish.

place Zabargad Island

Zabargad Island is one of the biggest islands in the red sea, where turtles used to nest, offer dives in the blue or along the reef with an amazing underwater landscape, incredibly rich in fauna and well preserved.

place Claude Sha’ab

Sha’ab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White tip reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South.

place Umm Gamar Shaab ruhr

depth Depth: 0-20 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Shabruhur Umm Gamaar is an oval-shaped reef surrounded by a plateau at a depth from 15 to 30 meters, which on the west side widens into a sandy flat.
The southern plateau, is a coral garden with small pinnacles descending slightly.
This fairly exposed reef has at least three shipwrecks.
The east side is a naturally drifting dive, along the drop-off where the wrecks are, you will have a panoramic view.
You will encounter gray reef shark, giant moray eel, giant grouper, napoleon, but also tuna and jackfish often hunting here

place Numidia

NUMIDIA, which lies upon the reef on the northern side of the island between 5 m and 80 m. This 150 m long ship sunk in 1901 and is now completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonias.

place Abu Galawa Kebir

As well Abu Galawa Kebir is home of a wreck. The Chinese barge named TIEN HSING sank in 1943 and lays between 5m and 16m depth directly at the reef and meanwhile it is a part of it.

place Rocky Island

Rocky Island, truly a fantastic place, home to an array of incredible sharks species, majestic manta rays, massive groupers, curious jacks, schools of barracudas and more.

place Shaab Umm Gamar

depth Depth: 0-20 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 to +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers with an experience.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Umm Gammar means "mother of the moon" thanks to the shape of its reef. The underwater life is remarkably intense.
The southern plateau on a sandy bottom between 14 and 25 meters partially covered with coral blocks, it is often visited by morays swimming in the open water.
The east side is a drop-off sublimated by coral formations covered with soft corals which stand out into the blue, taking the form of cracks or caves, which is very appreciated by photographers. The most frequent visitors are wrasse, sweetlips, napoleon, moray eel, batfish, red mouth grouper and schools of bannerfish and angelfish. This reef also attracts many pelagics such as golden trevally, tuna, barracuda and from time to time you can meet sharks.

place Shaab Claudio

depth Depth: 12-24 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and 25 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 121 km south of Marsa Alam
Description: Fury Shoals is home to Shaab Claudia, a popular cruising destination. It is a reef relatively protected from the wind, which offers several styles of diving in one! The landscapes are fantastic coral garden, mountains of hard corals, the canyon where crystalline visibility and play of light are fascinating!
Very rich, Claudia is home to nudibranch, yellowfin goatfish, triggerfish of all kinds, parrotfish, a multitude of schools of bannerfish, angelfish, snapper and nason but also napoleon and turtle.

place Daedalus Reef

The Daedalus Reef The reef is surrounded by a sheer wall all around, featuring a plateau on its southern side that goes from 28 m beside the reef to 40 m on the edge of the drop-off. Reef and hammerhead sharks are often spotted here. UW marine life is here more abundant than anywhere else, with schools of surgeons, fusiliers, carangids.

place Habili Ali

Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side.

place Carless Reef

depth Depth: 12-25 meters

Access: boat
Depth: between 5 to +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers with an experience.
Location: 60 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description:Carless Reef is a beautiful reef, which is close to Shaabrur Umm Gammar. The peculiarity of Carless Reef is to have a multitude of moray eels roaming in the open water, which has made its reputation especially with photographers and videographers.
Marine life is extremely rich there, due to the currents which transport nutrients in order to nourish all the organisms of the food chain.
You will see giant turtle, angelfish, tuna, giant trevally, huge red-mouthed grouper, nudibranch, giant moray eels and sometimes you can even find white tip reef shark.

place Shaab Maksur

Shaab Maksur is a narrow but long reef formed with two plateaus in the northern and southern edges, east and west walls offer a mild current as you can drift all over the walls with all the magnificent reef formation.

At the north terraced plateau, you can see often dolphins, barracudas or reef sharks passing by. The south plateau with its bigger coral blocks is home for many species as turtles, eagle rays, snappers and many more.

place Habili Gafaar

HabiliGafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterflyfish, and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue.

place St. John’s

St. John’s is a cluster of small reefs offering some of the most spectacular underwater wildlife vistas in the Red Sea. Due to their isolation and a quasi-permanent current, it seems that all the marine life of the Red Sea is oncentrated here.

place Gota Kebir

Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta.

place El Fanadir

depth Depth: 0-25 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers et snorkelers.
Location: 45 minutes sailing north of Hurghada.
Description: El Fanadir is a popular destination, thanks to its orientation it is accessible in all weathers and thanks to its night dives.
The main attraction is the wall with its cavities sheltering an abundant underwater life as well as a wide plateau going from 12 to 26 meters with magnificent blocks of corals ending in a drop off.
The shallow parts are the richest, you will find a cleaning station on an exceptional pinnacle of coral 12 meters away which offers the possibility of making superb photos.
El Fanadir is an aquarium where you can see a wide variety of species of yellow-edged moray eel, yellow-mouth moray eel, giant moray eel, scorpionfish, yellowfin goatfish, sweetlips, stonefish, scorpionfish and frogfish.

place Gota Soraya

Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glassfish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips, and Hammerhead sharks.

place El Fanous

depth Depth: 8-14 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 8 and 27 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers et snorkelers.
Location: 30 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: The east of El Fanous where the shallow part of the wall is richer with these schools of fish, blocks of flowering corals offering many hiding places for its inhabitants. About 20 meters northwest of the reef, two spectacular pinnacles covered with soft corals as well as cracks giving way to sublime plays of light, ending in a drop-off.
On the West where you can drift along the wall until you reach the pinnacles and the coral garden between 5 and 12 meters.
You will find several kinds of triggerfish that you may have the chance to observe from a distance during the nesting period when the females vigorously guard their nest! But also turtles, abundant underwater life and you may be able to meet the dolphins there.

place El Mina Wreck

depth Depth: 25-32 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 17 and 32 meters.
Minimum level: Advanced divers with an experience
Location: 10 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: El Mina was an Egyptian minesweeper, shot down by Israeli fighter jets in 1970. It lies on its side between 25 and 30 meters and extends over 70 meters in length.
The top of the wreckage is 17 meters away from the bomb impact that caused it to sink. The anchor is still in place, the hull is perforated with bullet holes from the machine guns of the fighter planes. At the back, the rudder and propeller are intact. The bridge includes winches, rolls of cables and torpedoes, if you look through the portholes and hatches, you can explore the deck and the radio room without getting into it. There is even still ammunition scattered around.
El Mina is inhabited by gigantic moray eels, littered with sea urchins with sumptuous flora and fauna, schools of glassfish and trevally.

place Giftun Islands

depth Depth: 18-30 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers with an experience.
Location: 80 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Giftun has two islands, "Kebir" the largest and "sorayar" the smallest, which are perfect for a drift dive thanks to its strong currents.
To the northeast of this site you will see a plateau between 15 and 25 meters deep where a superb coral garden will lead you to a drop off on the north side, extremely popular with Tek divers.
You will find huge gorgonians, soft corals, but also crocodile fish, stone fish, scorpion fish, wrasse, fusilier, long-nosed falcon fish, napoleon, moray eel of all kinds and turtle. This site is also inhabited by pelagic species such as barracuda, trevally and tuna.

place Shaab Sabina

depth Depth: 8-14 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 8 and 14 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Shaab Sabina is perfect for a drift dive. You will come across the most sumptuous coral garden cascading over the northwest reef up to 14 meters deep. But also a labyrinth between the pinnacles offering you a splendid view between the play of light of the waves playing on the white sand and life on the sparkling reef, a spectacular underwater landscape on the northern part of the reef.
Aside from this magnificent coral, you will be able to see schools of yellow butterflyfish, surgeonfish, porcupine fish, giant diodon in the sand, ray, stonefish, scorpionfish, turtle.

place Erg Somaya

depth Depth: 5-60 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and +60 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 75 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description:Erg Somaya starts at 5 meters going up to 15 meters, continuing on a sandy plateau up to 24 meters and ending on a drop-off to the North, where you can admire a cave carpeted with gorgonians and colorful soft corals. it has a chimney at the north-east corner where you can enter at 30 meters and come out at 22 meters.
"Profusion" is the term that represents the abundance of the underwater life of Erg Somaya between platax, barracuda, tuna, trevally, mackerel, wrasse,napoleon, moray eel, grouper, butterflyfish, harlequin limefish, snapper, Spanish dancers and schools of glassfish and anthias.
Erg Somaya is slightly exposed to the weather, the currents can be strong, in this case it requires more experience but remains accessible to all divers with good conditions.

place Turft El Shahed ( Ben el Gebel)

depth Depth: 8-20 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and 15 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Sheltered from the winds, Turft El Shahed is located between Big and Small Giftun is actually an extension of the northern tip of Small Giftun. This is why it is more commonly called Ben el Gebel, which means "between the mountains".
You will visit pinnacles entirely covered with soft and gorgonian corals, they are home to many species like glassfish, anthias but also crocodilefish hiding under coral table, gobies and shrimps, eagle ray, jackfish and turtle feeding on soft corals that literally line the bottom.

place Gota Abu Ramada | The Aquarium

depth Depth: 0-40 meters

Acces: boat.
Depth: between 5 and 15 meters.
Minimum levels: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 60 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Gota Abu Ramada is protected, located south of the big Giftun, It’s a small oval shaped reef on sandy bottom at a depth of 12-15m is also called Aquarium. In the west you can find two large pinnacles, in the east two coral blocks and a beautiful coral garden.
Gota Abu Ramada is highly appreciated by photographers, renowned for its abundance of fish, schools of bannerfish, angelfish, yellow butterflyfish, yellow snappers, Titan triggerfish, grouper, surgeonfish, sweetlips, as well as giant moray eel, barracuda, trevally, turtle and crocodilefish.
You can have the chance to see small white tip reef shark, eagle ray.

place Abu Ramada Island

depth Depth: 20-35 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and 35 meters
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Abu Ramada Island is a real aquarium consisting of two plateau, north and south.
The northern plateau, perfect for a drift, slowly descends from 20 to 35 meters to finish on a drop-off where you have the opportunity to see gorgonians, moray eels, triggerfish, jacks, barracudas, tunas, shark. Going up on the plateau admire the turtles eating soft corals and glass-fish in the cavities at the top of the reef.
The southern plateau, descends slightly to the west on a drop-off but most of it is between 10 and 15 meters.
Halfway, you will find eels garden and fusilier, sweetlips, angelfish, butterflyfish, bannerfish, crocodilefish but also soft and hard corals such as brain, mushroom or star.

place Ras Disha

depth Depth: 9-18 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 3 and 20 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Ras Disha is also known as Torfa Ras Disha or Disha Malagk, sheltered from the winds in a natural bay.
Ras Disha is synonymous with "fringing reef".
It is a shallow plateau on a sandy bottom littered by pinnacles and a block of coral to the south where you will have the impression of being in a real aquarium. In the northwest, the plateau is transformed and becomes narrower which gives way to a drop-off.
You will see schools of glassfish, bannerfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, giant grouper, triggerfish, jackfish, tuna, barracuda, but also crocodilefish, scorpionfish, torpedo ray and turtle.

place Abu Hashish

depth Depth: 6-25 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 6 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: all level of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 90 minutes sailing from Hurghada.
Description: Abu Hashish is an island in the center of a vast bay, translates to the term "seaweed".
t is surrounded by a large reef where you will discover a sandy plateau between 5 to 22 meters, leading to a drop-off. At the southern end, a shallow lagoon, where there are numerous pinnacles and coral blocks that provide a protected environment and houses the big red octopus but also bigfin squid, barracuda, stingray with feather, turtle, moray eel, grouper of all kinds, sumptuous coral tables. If your level allows you, you can visit beautiful caves at about 30 meters.

place Marsa Mubarak

depth Depth: 0-20 meters

Access: shore.
Depth: between 0 and 25 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 61 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Marsa Mubarak is a well-known dive site in the south and was once a large national park. Its bay consists of two reefs, north and south on a sandy bottom that reach 25 meters maximum, separated in the middle by a large seagrass, home to turtles and the famous Dugong. Outside the bay, you can explore a beautiful coral garden during a drift dive and admire the abundant underwater life, such as bannerfish, parrotfish, damselfish, clownfish, octopus, scorpionfish , barracuda, nudibranch, turtle and dugong.

place Coral Garden

depth Depth: 0-19 meters

Acces: speedboat.
Depth: between 0 and 20 meters.
Minimum levels: all levels of divers.
Location: 58 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description:Coral Garden takes its name from the beautiful colorful coral gardens in all kinds of shapes that adorn the reef, it is the territory of the "organ coral" orange and pink. The north and south reefs of the bay gradually descend to 20 meters, separated by a large area of seagrass, allowing for fantastic dives.
If you are lucky, you will come across a seahorse hidden in the seagrass, but also bannerfish, angelfish, parrotfish, crocodilefish, triggerfish, lionfish and turtle.

place Marsa Shuni

depth Depth: 0-30 meters

Access: shore.
Depth: between 0 and 30 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 49 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Marsa Shuni, a beautiful and large bay sheltered from the winds. North and South, it is possible to easily reach the reefs, separated by seagrass. After crossing a coral garden and a number of pinnacles covered with hard and soft corals, you will finally arrive on the outside reef, which goes down to 30 meters deep. Among these corals, you can find a variety of reef fish such as parrotfish, wrasse, big grouper, cuttlefish, spotted moray eel, crocodilefish, scorpionfish

place Abu Sail

depth Depth: 0-30 meters

Access: shore.
Depth: between 0 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 44 kms north from Marsa Alam.
Description: Accessible from the beach, the entrance is through a small hole above the reef, spend a few minutes in a small cave, exit and you will have access to both sides of the reef. South, you will find a huge block covered with soft corals in the shape of a mushroom and underwater life ranging from 20 to more than 40 meters. The North where you can admire one of the most beautiful coral gardens in the region.
You will find a large concentration of soft and hard corals but also scorpionfish, stonefish, bannerfish, pufferfish, red-mouthed grouper, angelfish, crocodilefish, blue spotted stingray, a multitude of schools fish and cleaning stations, hopefully maybe the reef shark.

place Marsa Murain

depth Depth: 0-25 meters

Access: shore.
Depth: between 0 and 30 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 41 km north from Marsa Alam.
Description: Marsa Murain is a beautiful bay with a north and south reef. In the middle of the bay there is a small seagrass area sloping down.
You can find a wide variety of hard and soft corals, scorpionfish, angelfish, bannerfish, triggerfish, grouper, wrasse, ray, moray eel, nudibranch and turtle.

place Marsa Abu Dabbab

depth Depth: 0-35 meters

Acces: shore.
Depth: between 0 and 20 meters.
Minimum levels: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 36 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Marsa Abu Dabbab is made up of two beautifully colored reefs, each of them fascinating, separated by seagrass.
It is known as one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea and all of Egypt. This is one of the very few places in the world where you can have the chance to dive with the dugong and many giant green turtles. In the shallower part, it is not uncommon to see the strange but harmless guitar ray fish.
In addition to all of this, there is also the possibility of observing ghost pipefish, hippocampus hystrix and frogfish.
All this rare and exceptional marine diversity is what makes Abu Dabbab a very special dive site not to be missed by divers staying in Marsa Alam.

place Shaab Abu Dabbab 1

depth Depth: 0-25 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 3 and 18 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 30 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: The reefs of Abu Dabbab are numerous and form a varied diving area such as cave, canyon, wreck, pinnacle and coral garden.
Abu Dabbab 1 is a coral reef surrounded by a huge coral garden on a sandy bottom between 9 and 18 meters deep, but also by a few pinnacles and a cave. You can admire an abundance of reef fish as well as butterflyfish, coachfish, glassfish, scorpion fish, but also turtle, barracuda and white tip shark. Abu Dabbab is also ideal for macro.

place Shaab Abu Dabbab 2

depth Depth: 0-25 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 7 and 18 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 30 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: The reefs of Abu Dabbab are numerous and form a varied diving area such as cave, canyon, wreck, pinnacle and coral garden.
One of the best known is Shaab Abu Dabbab 2. The south side of the reef where you will cross a passage and come out on a bottom between 6 and 18 meters littered with pinnacles then you will continue towards the wreck of a cruise ship Heaven One which caught fire and sank in 2005 on 14 meters. The wreck is not impressive as most of the superstructures are destroyed, but you will take the opportunity to explore it. You reach the north of the Abu Dabbab 3 reef where there is a splendid cave with crystal clear visibility and come out on the coral garden where you admire the superb red anemone but also clownfish, stingray, moray eels, tuna, turtle, napoleon.

place Shaab Abu Dabbab 3

depth Depth: 0-25 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 6 and 16 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 30 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: The reefs of Abu Dabbab are numerous and form a varied diving area such as cave, canyon, wreck, pinnacle and coral garden.
Shaab Abu Dabbab 3 is a splendid hard coral reef. On the south side, you will visit a superb cave which crosses the reef and then coming out you can admire a sumptuous coral garden which is between 9 and 19 meters deep but also some pinnacles rich in both flora and fauna such as butterflyfish, angelfish, bannerfish, lionfish, stingray, turtle, tuna

place Om Halhalla

depth Depth: 0-17 meters

Access: speedboat.
Depth: between 3 and 20 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers.
Location: 36 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Om Halhalla is a dive site with a large reef and many coral pinnacles.
Divers will enjoy "drifting" along a magical landscape littered with impressive pinnacles from 3 to 20 meters. Om Halhalla has the reputation of being an aquarium with the presence of scorpionfish, nudibranch, moray eel, wrasse of all kinds, Lionfish, napoleon, turtle, triggerfish and possibly whitetip shark.

place Shaab Abu Dabbab 4

depth Depth: 0-25 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 3 and meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 30 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: The reefs of Abu Dabbab are numerous and form a varied diving area such as cave, canyon, wreck, pinnacle and coral garden.
Shaab Abu Dabbab 4 is much less crowded than the other reefs of Abu Dabbab, so it is even richer and generally has very good visibility. You will find a huge coral garden that stretches between 12 and 22 meters deep, littered with pinnacles and coral tables. Take the time to explore and discover an impressive fauna and flora of the Red Sea such as anthias, angelfish, yellowbar angelfish, surgeonfish, unicornfish, moray eels, stingray, crocodile fish, lionfish, triggerfish, turtle, tuna and barracuda

place Elphinstone

depth Depth: 0-30 meters

Access: speedboat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: Advanced diver and 50 dives.
Location: 29 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Located offshore, Elphinstone is a 600 meter long reef, ranging from 5 meters to over 100 meters deep. A spectacular underwater life with a multitude of fish and wonderful drop-offs.
Elphinstone is one of the best spots in the Red Sea to meet sharks such as hammerhead, oceanic, gray, silky but also occasionally whale shark and manta ray.
You will also be able to observe the abundant life of its reef such as schools of snapper, anthias, fusilier, tuna, trevally but also Napoleon, turtle and giant barracuda. You can admire an impressive variety of soft corals of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Due to strong currents the conditions can sometimes be a bit difficult, this site is recommended mainly for experienced divers.

place Shaab Abu Galawa

depth Depth: 0-18 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and 30 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 120 km south of Marsa Alam.
Description: The reefs of Abu Galawa are part of the Fury Shoals, crescent-shaped sheltering a lagoon of "turquoise color" hence the name Galawa.
Abu Galawa kebir "big", where in 1943 the 34 meter Tien Hsing wreck was found on the north reef between 5 and 18 meters. With the soft and hard corals covering the tug, it is difficult to distinguish the wreck from the reef! You can see octopus, nudibranch, scorpionfish, glassfish, napoleon, clownfish, moray eel.
Abu Galawa soraya "small" where you will find the wreck of a small sailboat which rests at 15 meters. You do not enter it but pass your bust to admire moray eels as well as schools of hatchetfish and glassfish. On the reef, soft and hard corals that extend to a depth of 24 meters sheltering many species of reef fish.

place Marsa Egla

depth Depth: 20-30 meters

Access: shore.
Depth: between 0 and 30 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 11 km north of Marsa Alam.
Description: Marsa Egla is a natural bay.
Access is from the beach, north and south reefs separated by seagrass that often hosts the dugong and green turtles.
Rich in soft and hard corals, the bay is home to many species of reef fish such as octopus, giant moray eel, Malabar grouper, crocodilefish, scorpionfish, catfish, stingray.

place Sha’ab Samadai | Dolphin House

depth Depth: 0-130 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and 25 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 18 km south of Marsa Alam.
Description: Shaab Samadai, also known as Dolphin House, is one of the most popular attractions in the Red Sea, as it offers a great opportunity to swim with the bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. The horseshoe-shaped reef has a protected lagoon, which is their favorite place to play and rest there. These extraordinary marine mammals are often happy to swim with divers and snorkelers, divers will sometimes have the chance to meet face to face with dolphins but also to hear them communicate with each other underwater.
In addition to the dolphins, you can also visit superb dive sites with magnificent corals, caves and underwater life typical of the Red Sea.

place Abu Ghosun Wreck

depth Depth: 0-14 meters

Access: shore.
Depth: between 0 and 17 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 70 km south from Marsa Alam.
Description: The wreck of Abu Ghusun is also known as "Hamada", a small freighter of 499 tons, which carried a cargo of polyethylene balls on the road from Jeddah to Suez. It sank in 1993 and ran aground on the Abu Ghusun reef.
You will find it 17 meters deep, accessible from the shore after about 15 minutes of swimming.
The wreck is in several parts, although relatively recent, the hull has been colonized by many species such as soft and hard corals, grouper, napoleon, turtle, moray eel.

place Shoab Sataya (DOLPHIN REEF)

depth Depth: 20-32 meters

Access: boat.
Depth: between 5 and +40 meters.
Minimum level: all levels of divers and snorkelers.
Location: 130 km south of Marsa Alam.
Description: Shaab Sataya in the south-east of the Fury Shoals area, stretches for 5 kilometers long, in the shape of a crescent, sheltering a large lagoon where it is easy to take shelter. It is the ideal place to come for scuba diving but also renowned for coming to swim freely with the long-billed dolphins, listen to them underwater and admire them playing with each other. The reefs are fabulous, pinnacles adorned with corals and magnificent drop-offs. But you can also see species such as trevally, barracuda, ray, lionfish, angelfish, scorpionfish, crocodilefish, turtle and at certain times of the year you may be lucky enough to meet the whale shark.

place St. John’s Cave (Umm El Khararim)

St. John’s is very famous by its unique cavern and canyon system. The reef is surrounded by a beautiful hard coral garden, on its southwest side full of holes like a Swiss cheese. In shallow water you can dive through the open passages to see the light show of the sun and the nice soft corals growing inside.