• Dive Spot

El Arouk Giftun

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Dive Site

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
some rock hills reach the surface and are perfectly visible from the boat when mooring.

Dive Plan

Due to the fact that El Aruk is a cluster of irregular coral forms navigation might be tricky and the dive route will depend mainly on the mooring ace of boat. Our mooring will be at the southern side of ergs line. After entering the water we dive towards the north, circulating around and dmiring the ergs on the way. If our air consumption permits we reach the slope on the north, continue further along it and glancing at amazing ergs. Afterwards we will return to our boat. Despite of difficulties with navigation the reef is attracting many divers due to its spectacular beauty! The variety of vital coral forms is great and fascinating to experience and surely this is one of the photo spots not to miss.

Flora & Fauna

One can meet here the representatives of almost all kinds of fish living in the Red Sea. The ergs are home to many Basslets, Goat Fish, Clown Fish, Big Eye Jacks, all kinds of Goupers, Parrot Fish, Banner Fish and Butterfly Fish. Morey Eels can be also found at the bottom of the ergs and Stingrays at the sandy bottom. Frequently, huge Napoleon and Turtle will visit this place as well as pods of Dolphins happily playing in the neighbourhood. A shadow of huge Eagle Ray will take our breath away as this animal passers by minding its own business.

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