El Gilwa

2 hours in the north direction are the Siyoul Islands with different and nice dive sites. El Gilwa is on the westside of the Siyoul Kebir Island and has a lot of nice coral blocks covered in soft corals. Sometimes there can be a strong current here.

You will encounter lots of nudibranchs, glass fish, puffer fish, clown fish, and other reef fish. Also, you may see big rays like feather tail rays and eagle rays.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 25 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Siyoul Kebir

Siyoul Kebir, also known as Ras Siyoul, is on the Siyoul Island, about 1 hour and 45 minutes to the north of Elgouna. This dive site its suitable for all levels with nice coral reefs and 2 nice big blocks of corals under the mooring line full of anthias fish. Sometimes there is a current which can be used for drift dives.

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Siyoul Soraya

The ’small brother’ for Siyoul Kebir, this site is almost 2hours from Elgouna to the north. It is a nice and easy dive, suitable for all level of divers, starting from 2-3 m deep to 14-15 m deep. There is a possibility for a drift dive and to meet some dolphins and eagle rays.

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Siyoul Lagoon

2 hours in the north direction are the Siyoul Islands with different and nice dive sites. Siyoul Lagoon is on the north side of Siyoul Soraya Island. It has a nice main reef and a nice plateau/coral garden which you can reach through a small channel.

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Blind Reef

Shabrur siyoul, or blind reef as it is commonly called, is a reef where the coral is just barely underwater. This is a further dive as it is almost a 2 hour ride from Elgouna to the north. The south plateau is more popular to dive with beautiful soft coral at 20m. The north wall is great for drift diving.

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The most breathtaking wreck in the Abu Nuhas area. Very popular with UW photographers. The bow is in only 10m of water. The stern’s max depth is 25m. The stern is laid on its left side, which can throw divers off a bit when they dive through. The engine room is a spectacular sight, full of glassfish, and the mast and anchor winch are full of soft coral.

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This wreck sits in between the Giannis D and the Chrisoula K. It lays in 22m to 27m of water. It’s not a big wreck compared to the others, but still very interesting for divers due to its famously exposed ribs and the glass fish inside.

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One of the four famous wrecks located on the Abu Nuhas reef. It’s about 2 hours and 40 minutes to the north of Elgouna. The bow sits at 4m deep and the stern about 27m. This wreck carries a lot of tiles. The body of the wreck is still in good condition. Exploring the captain’s cabin and the engine room are exciting for the adventurous diver.

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Shaab Abu Nuhas

About 2 hours and 15 minutes away from Elgouna to the north, this site his home to a nice coral garden, sloping down to a wonderful coral drop off. This is an easy dive for all levels of divers. There is a current that comes from the north direction sometimes, making it a drift dive at times.

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Kimon M, wreck

This is the fourth wreck located in the Abu Nuhas area. The wreck is not as big as the others. It lays very close to the Chrisoula K wreck, giving divers the possibility of experiencing both wrecks together as a drift dive, if they have enough air. The wreck lays between 5m to 27m deep.

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About 2.5 hours to the north is the famous sister ship of the Thistlegorm. The highest point of the wreck lies at 35m and the deepest at 50m. Often there is a strong current and the visibility can be limited.

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