Shaab El Erg


port, place of departure:                              Hurghada,

depth at the bottom:                                   16 m,

level of diver training:                                  beginner,

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:                                                  none.

Points of entering to the lake (see map)

Underwater attractions

To the diving site it is possible to get by boat. There is a big reef, full of life. Characteristic for this area is very colorful formation of multicolored corals, which provides a beautiful and unforgettable diving. There is a shallow lagoon in very centre of the “horseshoe” with many ergs. The reef covers a wide variety of smaller diving sites. This is a perfect space for fans of underwater photography. While dive you can find a lot of species of marine fish. This is a perfect place for every level of training, due to small depths.

Flora and Fauna

Related and native dive bases

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Photos: Monia Shibi Shibuya