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Panorama Reef, Safaga

Approach by boat about 60 min, large outer reef with north and south plateau, depth 18-32m. Steep walls on east and west side, depth 40m+ with current mostly from north direction, in light to medium strength.

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Middle Reef

Approx. 90-minute boat ride but worth the trip. From 5 to over 40m deep everything available to see. This is a nice dive site for one way drift dives. Many blocks form a kind of fun labyrinth.

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Short driving time of approx. 25 minutes and can be approached even in strong winds. Shallow reef (max 16m) with great lighting conditions. Apart from the channel, there is little to no current.

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Gamul Soraya

About 30 minutes from the coast by boat. The main reef extends to 14m deep. The south side goes to 20m. There is little current but due to its size, it can be a bit windy and is not always approachable when winds are strong.

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An easy dive without much current, therefore suitable for beginner divers. From Tobia Kebir, you can make 3 different dives. Also diveable in bad weather.

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Al Kahfain (Wreck)

At the Al Kahfain you can only stop at the south wind, otherwise, the wreck can only be dived in a one-way dive. You jump off the boat at the wreck and then dive past the wreck, right shoulder over the coral garden, then back to the anchorages on the east side of Shaab Sheer.

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This rest area is popular and frequented by safari boats due to its large, quiet and safe dock. The reef begins only a few inches below the surface and at low tide, the tips of the coral heads break through the surface.

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Abu Kafan North Depth: 6 – 100m / Cruising Time: 80-90 min. This site is about 80 minutes outside of Soma Bay. Roughly translated, Abu Kafan means “father of the abyss“ and this is a fitting description for this reef. If you dive here you will know why! Abu Kafan can be described as a smaller version of Elphinstone.

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Abu Kafan

Abu Kafan is a long, narrow reef with a large plateau running north to south. Roughly translated, Abu Karan means “father of the deep.“ This steep wall drops vertically to well over the 100 meters deep.

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Sha’ab Sheer West

This is a great dive site for all levels of diver with bottom depths from 14- 30m. Be aware that in the channel there can be a little stronger current, making it nearly impossible to get through. Because of this, you can only dive the inside area.

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