Abu Kafan North

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.

The northern tip of Abu Kafan is a safe location for soft and fan corals, but also for big fish of all kinds, especially reef sharks, rays, barracudas, and turtles.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 24 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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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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MACHINE TRANSLATION: Abu Kafan Depth: 6 - 100m / Travel time: 80-90 min.is about 80 minutes outside Of Soma Bay. Roughly translated, Abu Kafan means "father of the abyss". This is a suitable description for this reef. If you dive here, you know why! Abu Kafan can be described as a smaller version of Elphinstone.

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Sha’ab Claude

Not far from Shaab Sheer we can find Shaab Claude. Shaab Claude sits amidst a chain of 3 block groups, each about 5 to 10 minutes by boat far from each other.

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Travel time approx. 90 minutes. This wreck sank in 1991 with many casualties. The Salem Express is 110m long and 18m wide. She lies at a depth of 12-33m.

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Shaab Hamdallah

Approx. 90 minutes of travel time. This site can only be approached in calm weather, as there is no protective reef to stop on. Therefore, it is not dived frequently making it pristine and beautiful!

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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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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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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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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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Green Hole ED

Shore dive by minibus. Entry through a large hole in the reef top, then through a canyon. On both sides very nice coral garden. Partly rugged reef slopes. A rope helps with entry and exit.

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