Elphinstone, a truly legendary reef, is one of the most beautiful reefs in the red sea, with its north and south plateau’s, and its walls covered in soft corals, black corals, wire corals and gorgonias. Hammerheads, Oceanic White Tip Sharks and Grey Reef Sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.
Shaab Sharm has got very steep walls, a lot of diversity and the possibility to encounter sharks and other big fish. On the East Side of the reef you will find a plateau in about 30-m depths, which is overgrown with soft corals. Here you can see schools of Barracudas, Snappers and Groupers.
Shaab Samadai This place called also Dolphin House due to it being home to a large pod of spinner Dolphins , which you sometimes find here during the day. Unfortunately it has become very popular to snorkel with the dolphins and is now a marine park to try to protect the dolphins. At the exteriors of the reef there are “Drop-offs”. At 5 m there is very interesting caves.
Wadi Gimal Island is a small island, fringed by coral reefs with sea-grass beds and mangroves. Home to some beautiful hard and soft corals and an abundance of fish life as well as an important location for birdlife.
Fury Shoal has plenty of diversity, made up from 27 offshore reefs it has coral gardens, dramatic drop-offs and wrecks. Some of the sites include Sha’ab Claude an underwater playground with it’s grottos, swim throughs and caverns. The tug boat wreck at Abu Galawa is encrusted with beautiful hard and soft corals and inhabited with glassfish, this wreck is also excellent for a night dive. You will have a chance to see dolphins at Sataya and Sha’ab Maksour offers superb diving on both it’s north and south plateaus.
Departing Port Galeb, Marsa Alam.
Recommended minimum 30 logged dives and Advanced O/W