Hurghada Dive Sites
1. Shaab El Erg
Large lagoon at Hurghadas northern most point, shallow dive on outer coral
gardens and gathering point for manta rays in Spring. Renowned for
sightings of resident dolphin community by divers.
2. Umm Gammar (27°21.155'N, 33°54.550'E)
Big groupers and lots of sweepers in the muiltiple caves found along thhe
eastern wall and drop offs of this tiny islands fringing reef.
3. Shaab Ruhr Umm Gammar (27°11.550'N, 33°54.550'E)
South of the Island, this reef offers superb wall diving with possibilities of
encountering reef sharks and sized groupers. Small wreckage.
4. Careless Reef (27°18.700'N, 33°56.200'E)
Two pinnacles rising from a shallow plateau surrounded by deep water.
Magnificent coral gardens famous for the numerous giant morays
encountered there, as well as the whitetip reef sharks and schooling reef
5. Small Giftun (27°11.030'N, 33°58.530'E)
Several good dives are found on the reefs around this island, the most
famous the drift dive on the giant fan coral forest at the eastern fringing
reefs wall. Napolean fish.
6. Big Giftun
Best diving found on its eastern side, especially at 'stone beach' where
morays and turtles are found on the hard coral garden found on the upper
part of the wall.
7. Abu Ramada Island (27°09.784'N, 33°59.046'E)
Two little islands surrounded by a single reef. Good drift dive along the
steep eastern wall, with big fan corals, overhangs and swimm throughs. Big
groupers and carangids.
8. Gota Abu Ramada (27°08.340'N, 33°57.196'E)
South of the island, a little reef features a shallow plateau also named the
"Aquarium" because of the abundant schools of butterflies, banners and
snappers here foung swimming around the mountains of coral gardens.
9. Ras Disha
The fringing reef which surrounds this cape offers a good shallow dive on
the hard coral garden found north of the lighthouse with schooling
barracuda, napolean fish and groupers. Gaeden eels.
10. Abu Hashish
Shallow labyryth on the south side of the island where lots of blue spotted
stingrays, puffer fishes and morays are found swimming through a pinnacle
landscape. Also drift dive along the eastern wall.