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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.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Drift Dive

Level

  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 26m

Visibility

  • 24m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Fishes
Moray Eel
Barracuda
Triggerfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Fishes
Moray Eel
Barracuda
Triggerfish

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