St. Johns, Gota Soraya

Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.

This small reef is located between Habili Soraya and Gota Kebir. It is a steep wall reef. Boat access only.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 24 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

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Dive sites nearby

St.John’s Island (Zabargad) East

St. John’s Island contains six dive spots. With the combination of healthy hard and soft corals and active currents, these sites attact large marine life. The main reef starts around 9m deep and slopes deeper until you hit the drop-off.

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The dive site is located approx. 70km south of Marsa Alam and is a shallow dive from 5m to 25m with easy access from shore over the sand to the shipwreck that lays at 16m /17m deep. This dive is suitable for entry level divers, however, in rough conditions, visibility might not be the best.

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Daedalus Reef

Deadalus Reef can only be reached by Liveaboard boats and is one of the top dive sites on most diver’s wish list. A stand alone 400m long reef approx. 80km away from Marsa Alam, this spectacular reef is difficult to miss as it even has its own lighthouse.

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Marsa Fekera

45 minutes from Marsa Alam inthe south direction you can find this small bay with seagrass in the middle, a big beautiful coral garden on the south side and some canyons on the south side.

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Shaab Samadai / Dolphin House

Shaab Samaday, also known as Dolphin House, is a protected area by the Egyptian environment authorities. The crescent formation of the reef and shallow water has, over time, attracted bottlenose dolphins that use it as a rest location. This dive is perfect for entry-level divers and snorkelers alike.

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Marsa Nakari House Reef South

Very nice calm bay that is suitable for entry level and experienced divers. The bay guarantees a protected dive from the rough sea. Starting with a sloping sandy bottom, a dive to the north and the south sides can be conducted.

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Shaab Nakari

Located about 5 kilometers off the coast of Marsa Alam, the northwest side of Shaab Nakari offers beautiful wall diving. The rest of the reef is typical Red Sea coral reef with the usual residents. On the west side there is a sandy bottom at 15-25 meters/ 45-75 ft

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Marsa Tondoba

Access to the dive site is only from a boat or zodiac. The bottom is sandy with a lot of coral blocks and pinnacles all covered with amazingly colourful soft corals.

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Marsa Samadai

This dive suits all divers. You might dive twice on each reef in this stunning bay. The reef is very rich and you can encounter at this spot hawksbill turtles and gigantic moray eels.

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Aiona Wreck (حطام أيونا)

Possibly the best wreck in the Saudi side of Red Sea. Full of marine life. This wreck is broken into 2 parts, one fit for entry level with an open haul and the other fits deeper and advanced divers with corridors and rooms and a depth reaching 50m.

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