Abu Nuhas


port, place of departure:                              Hurghada,

depth at the bottom:                                   25 m,

level of diver training:                                  advanced,

diving type:                                                dive spot/reef,

diving period:                                             whole year,

visibility max:                                            10 - 30 m,

water temperature:                                    15 - 35 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  watch out for the strong currents.

Points of entering to the lake (see map)

Underwater attractions

To the diving site it is possible to get only by boat. Average depth is 20 m. There is a big reef, full of life. This area is a place of many small sunk islands. The name of this Abu Nuhas reef means in Arabic “Father of Copper” or “Father of Brass”, and is derived from copper in walls of the reef. While dive you can find a lot of species of sea animals. Picturesque views are creating numerous multicolored corals. The reef is a graveyard of five shipwrecks, which crashed on it. This place is intended only for advanced divers, due to strong currents.

Flora and Fauna

Related and native dive bases

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Photos: Monia Shibi Shibuya