Selim

MACHINE TRANSLATION: This dive site is one of the dive sites which are dived from land. The entrance is on foot over a short distance over the reef top.

MACHINE TRANSLATION: The fringing reef offers a wide variety of fauna and flora, even turtles and other large marine life can be seen from time to time.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Part of the fantastic house reef at the Magic Life Hotel south of Safaga, right on the doorstep. The dive site can be reached comfortably from the hotel's own jetty.

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Kalawy House Reef, South

A beautiful house reef sitting just off-shore from the Magic Life resort. Easily accessible from the beach or the jetty with calm conditions and very clear water.

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Shaab Rahma

Entrance through a layrinth of canyons and tunnels. Very nice coral garden. The corals drop off over a shallow slope to about 25m. At the entrance there are several coral towers.

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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 Hamra

Entry via the reef top followed by a 30m tunnel with a small hole at the end. The dive time through the tunnel is around 4 minutes and there can be current. Afterwards you will find very nice soft corals and boulders.

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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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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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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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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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Recommended Training

Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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