El Quesier Dive Sites:
1. Big Brother
A 400m long island with lighthouse, 40 miles off the coast from El
Queseir. Offers wreck diving on two sunken boats on the northern tip
and excellent wall diving along the southern side of the reef with
strong currents promoting the growth of a spectacular forest of soft
corals. Frequent sightings of big pelagics and an astonishing variety
of marine life.
2. Little Brother
The smaller island next door has a superb fan coral forest and plenty
of caves, ovrhangs, black coral, and a great deal of pelagics including
sharks, tuna, barakuda, turtles and schools of reef fish.
3. Queseir El Qadim
Todays Subex base house reef, this bay where the Swiss hotel
'Movenpick' has been built is a natural habour used previously in
Roman times. Anphoras can still be seen between the hard corals at
different depths. Large shools of fish, stingrays and turtle.
4. Erg El Asal
Big blocks of mountain coral surrounding a small flat topped reef can
be circumnavigated in one dive. Clouds of goldfish engulf the reef
and swimming through the sandy patches surrounding the reef white
tip sharks may be found sleeping as well as turtles and baracudas.
5. Sharm El Bahari
'Mangrove Bay Hotel' has been recently built next to this natural
habour, which offers a good dive on the northern corner of the
fringing reef with a hard coral garden sloping gently to the deep.
Large schools of unicorns, snappers, surgeons, fusilliers and
6. Sharm El Quibli
Bay on the coast offers some decent diving on its northern corner,
with a sloping reef covered in acroporas, fire coral and other hard
corals. Lots of groupers.
7. Marsa Wizri
Another bay on the coast, the fringing houses large schools of yellow
goatfish, unicorns, baracudas and other reef fish species on both
north and south outer extremes.
8. Habili Sheik Malek
Less than one mile away from the Tumb-Mosque on the coast, a little
reef formation creates a labiryth of hard corals, fire and huge tables
where lots of fish often concentrate. Napolean, baracudas and
9. Ras Torombi
Shallow dive around the northern most tip of the cape's fringing reef,
a great deal of fire coral, giant table coral heads scattered over a
sandy bottom. Snappers, butterflies, rays and guitar sharks.
Bay on the coast with good dives on the north and south side. Schools
of batfish, baracudas and goatfish around the coral heads with glass
fish which come out from the slope.