Shaab Iris

Shaab Iris is located in the Abu Nugar region, which is about 1.5 hours from El Gouna and consists of a main reef and many coral blocks. The average depth is 14m.

Here you will often find octopus, puffer fish, porcupine fish, moray eels, anthias and glass fish swarms, and wonderful soft corals.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Gota Iris is the last block from Shaab Iris. Shaab Iris is located in the Abu Nugar region, which is about 1.5 hours from El Gouna and consists of a main reef and many coral blocks. The average depth is 14m.

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Gotha Abu Galawa

This site is located in Abu Galawa reef which is about 1 hour south of Elgouna. This dive site is suitable for all divers, especially beginners. The depth is around 4m with a maximum depth of only 10m. There are beautiful pinnacles full of glass and anthias fish. There is also a possibility for a drift dive and seeing dolphins as well.

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El Sakhwa

This dive is about 1 hour south of El Gouna. The mooring lines are located on the inside of the small bay. From the bay is a wall going outside till you reach some nice reef blocks in the shallows where you will find a drop off going down to 40m. There you can find a small canyon.

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Marsa Abu Galawa

1 hour south of El Gouna is Marsa Abu Galawa. It is a nice bay with a drop off full of beautiful hard corals. In the bay you find nice coral blocks and inside there is a shallow sea gras area.

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1 hour to the south of El Gouna you can find the Fanadir reefs. It is a wall full of spectacular marine life. Above the wall is a plateau which is about 20m wide, then the wall drops off to over 70m deep. There is one big pinnacle full of glass fish and moray eels.

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Poseidon is in the south of Shaab El Erg which is about 1h 15min east from El Gouna. Its a beautiful coral garden where you can find often big groups of fish.

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Shabha

Under 1h from El Gouna to the south you can find the beautiful reef block of Shabha. The top of the reef starts just under the water’s surface and extends all the way to the sandy bottom just 14m deep, making this a shallow dive. To circle the entire reef will take you about 1h. On the east side there are also some pinnacles.

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The big brother to Shabrur Umm Gamar, this site is about 1h20min to the southeast of El Gouna. This site is great for all levels of divers, beginners to experienced, recreational and technical. Drift dives occur very often here. There are nice plateaus and pinnacles on the east and west side and there is a small nice cave on the east side as well.

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El Fanadir, South

1 hour to the south of El Gouna you can find the Fanadir reefs. This site features a wall which is full of marine life. After the wall sits a Plateau which is about 20m wide and then there is a drop-off to over 70m depth. On the plateau you will find some pinnacles to explore.

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Gota Shaab El Erg

This dive site is the section of coral reef which makes up the channel of Dolphins House Reef. It is a 1 hour and 10 minute ride northeast of El Gouna. The site has a max depth of 10m and is full of soft coral and anthias fish. There are nice pinnacles with sloping coral gardens nearby.

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