Deep South to Abu Fendera
Trip will start from
Port Ghalib and we will cover the following in this safari on board Sea
Marsa Alam Area
Dahab is a cluster of seven shallow reefs at depths ranging from 15m to 25m,
with many caves and colourful coral gardens to explore. You can expect to
see plenty of red anemones with their ever-present clownfish in this area,
Blue-spotted stingrays, and Napoleon wrasse. There are frequent dolphin
sightings here, too. Night dives in the vicinity are interesting, as well,
as Spanish dancers are often seen here. On the southern outer reefs shark
encounters are likely.
Elphinstone Reef is a long thin reef formation with stepped plateaus at both
the north and south ends and sheer vertical drop-offs to the east and west.
Beautiful pink and purple soft corals can be found here as well as
Gorgonian fans at between 20 – 30m depth. The site is excellent for
encountering large marine life including White and Grey Tip Reef Sharks,
Hammerheads, Thresher sharks and Oceanic White Tips.
or Gota Sharm is a large, kidney-shaped reef with steep sloping wall on its
east and south sides. The crescent of reef around the reef’s southern tip
offers the best diving, with rich coral growth from the surface shallows
down. There are numerous soft coral and hard corals. There is also some
black coral on the wall’s deeper sections. Groupers, barracudas, snappers
and unicorns can be seen here.
Claudia Reef is a small reef. The west side of the reef has is covered with
hard corals. Current will normally run from north to south, with lots of
caves and swim through
Sataya or Dolphin Reef
also called Dolphin reef, is located at the southeast tip of Fury Shoal.
Many different dives can be done along this reef, but most of them are on
the east and southern part. The east side is a sloping wall with many coral
heads. The south side is a coral garden ideal for night dives. There are
many dolphins living in the area together with snappers, barracudas and
white tips sharks.
John’s Reef system lies south of the promontory of Ras Banas and only 40km
north of Egypt’s border with Sudan. There are numerous sites here offering
divers different experiences. There are plenty of fine coral gardens with
magnificent Gorgonian Fans and Black corals. You will have a chance to
see many shark species from Hammerheads to Oceanic White Tips, Threshers to
Silver Tips, as well as the more common White Tip Reef and Grey Reef sharks.
Abu Fendera, is the most Southern dive site of our itineraries. In fact, the
site being in Egypt or Sudan is under dispute. It makes part of a 6 km
chain of reefs.