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.

Anthias fish, parrots fish, buffers fish, stingrays, snappers, turtle, octopus, morays, eagle rays, and dolphins.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 21 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Dolphin House (Gota Shaab el Erg) lies to the west of the main reef, Shaab El Erg. Here the reef forms a channel into the open sea where the dolphins often like to swim in and out. Be aware, the channel can cause a moderate current.

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Manta Point

This dive site is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from El Gouna to the northeast. The reef is the extension of the Dolphin House Reef to the north. It has a nicely sloping coral garden and is easy. Usually there is a slight current, making this a drift dive. There is a good possibility to see rays and dolphins, and definitely mantas in the summer season.

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Poseidon

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Shaab Iris

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