Cannon Reef

Cannon Reef is about 90 minutes by boat. The reef is divable in 2 directions, the main reef as well as the south blocks, with depths up to approx. 15m. It is a drift-free dive site.

One of the main places for dolphin encounters. Lots of schooling fish! Inside you can find Red Sea Walkman with good eyes.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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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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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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Coral Garden / Gassous Bay

Nice house reef with a north and south side. Easy access from the beach. No boat traffic! No current and diveable in any weather. Night and early morning dives are possible daily!

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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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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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