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Shaab El Erg

90 minutes to 2 hours north of Hurghada, depending upon the weather conditions and on where you start. It is a wide spread reef, in horseshoe form, with the open side towards the south. In the center of the horseshoe is a shallow lagoon, scattered over with Ergs (therefore its name). You can dive....

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Umm Gamar

Umm Gamar is a long thin streak of reef lying on a north south axis, 90 minutes north of Hurghada. To the north and south are small plateaus in the 20m range. On the east side a vertical wall plunges into the silent blue beneath. It is most commonly dived on the south plateau (near the moorings) ....

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Gota Abu Galawa

Gota Abu Galawa is in the north of Fanadir Island in the north from Hurghada, around 1 hour far by boat.A relative big reef, on the west side it is cleft. Most of time there is an easy till mediocre current from north. Good visibility in the north. In the south the visibility is not so good.

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Shaab Abu Nugar

This reef is one of the most northern dive sites of Hurghada, reaching almost the area of El Gouna. Here, many ergs are to be found and a main reef famous for its variety of hard corals. Fish-life lovers might not be fully satisfied when comes to fish life here, however, the fabulous table corals....

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Shaabruhr Umm Gamar

Like Umm Gamar, which is 1km northerly, is Shaabruhr a narrow reef with a north-south axis. However it has no island or signal fire that the marks its position. That´s the reason for the three ships, which will now always find themselves under water. At the southernmost point are the remnan....

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Carless Reef

This diving site is formed by two columns coming at about 20 m from a plateau, which is raising from the depths of the sea. This legendary reef is located to the north of Hurghada and it is perfect place for afternoon dive, on the way back from Umm Gammar or Shaab Ruhr.

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Fanadir North

Fanadir is one of the longest reefs of Hurghada. It is situated north of Hilton Plaza Hotel and stretches in almost a straight line towards the north. Fanadir itself is divided into two dive sites: Fanadir South and North. The northern part consists of 10 m high reef's wall, sandy plateau which i....

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Fanadir South

Fanadir is one of the longest reefs of Hurghada. It is situated north of Hilton Plaza Hotel and stretches in almost a straight line towards the north. Fanadir itself is divided into two dive sites: Fanadir South and North. The southern part consists of 10 m high reef’s wall, sandy plateau w....

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Banana Reef

Situated just off the end of Ben El Gubal near the middle of the Giftun Straight lies Banana reef. This dive site also has multiple names, Gotta Torfa El Shait, Gotta Ben El Gubal and Shaab Farasha. To some divers, it is "Y" shaped and others see it shaped more like a banana, hence it's name. Reg....

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Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is called so because of its shape seen from the air. It is a very interesting and rich in life coral reef situated close to Fanous East. This dive site is perfect even during bad weather – it is hidden behind the reef.

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Fanous West

Fanous is a form of a lighthouse in Arabic as there is a small light point located at the eastern and more popular part of thus reef. The reef itself is some 300 m long and extends to the west. Furthermore, it is divided into two parts: El Fanous East and El Fanous West.

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Fanous East

Fanous, which means a “lighthouse” in Arabic, is located at the eastern and more popular part of reef. The reef itself is 300 m long and extends from the east to the west. Furthermore, it is divided into two parts: El Fanous East and El Fanous West.

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Erg Sabina

Erg Sabina is a dive site located in Giftun National Park by the place called Shaab Sabina. It is one of the most beautiful dive sites in Hurghada. The erg here is surrounded by a sandy plateau, which stretches towards the north and ends at another but smaller erg.

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Erg Somaya

About 75 minutes outside Hurghada, on the east side of Giftun Soraya, is Erg Somaya. To the south is the tower of Giftun police station; to the north is a prominent ridge of mountain. The reef slopes steeply to a sandy ledge between 15 m and 24 m, beyond which it drops off 50m. There are two pinn....

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Shaab Sabina

Shaab Sabina means Reef if Sabina and it is located on the southern part of Big Giftun Island in a channel between the two Islands which belong to the Giftun National Park.

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Small Giftun

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.....

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Hamda

Hamda is located in Giftun National Park on south-eastern side of Big Giftun island. It is a wall gently sloping down to the depths of 40 m and more. On the slope one can find two small plateaus, one at 15 and the other at 18 m creating the only sandy patches on the completely covered with corals....

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Small Giftun Lagoon

The Small Giftun Island is about 75 minutes away from our diving center in east direction. The boat fix there direct in the front of the lagoon. This place is suitable for diving courses and beginners.

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Ben El Gebel

About 90 minutes from Hurghada between Giftun Soraya and Giftun Kebir is a narrow street. Along crescent of reef projects out into it from the north end of Giftun Soraya – this is Ben el Gebel (literally "between the mountains" in Arabic). It also goes by the names of Shaab Torta, Shaab Dor....

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El Arouk Giftun

El Aruk is situated not far from Giftun Islands. It is a sandy plateau stretching for few hundred meters from the west to the east with a slope on the northern side long which there are a lot of ergs and coral blocs scattered on the bottom. Some of them are so huge that they look like
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Aruk Abu Nugar

Aruk Abu Nugar is located in the east-west direction in the north of Hurghada, about 1 ¾ hours far by boat, east from Umm Gamar Island. This is one dive site which is very far away in the north of Hurghada.These reef is located in east-west direction. The wind is coming from north and also....

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Marsa Abu Galawa

Marsa Abu Galawa is located to the north from Hurghada, nearby El Gouna. It consist of a sandy lagoon, little reef placed on the south from the lagoon and main reef placed on the northern side of the lagoon. The topography creates system of reefs perfectly protected from wind and waves making thi....

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Small Giftun Drift

75 minutes east of Hurghada opposite the small Giftun police station there is one dive that invokes more enthusiasm than any other. If is a drift along a gorgonian clad wall chat merges with an extensive plateau and drop-off. The plateau lies between 15 and 25 m and the wall apparently has no bot....

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