Shaab Alaya

Shaab Alaya is dived in a northerly direction. On the stone wall are countless hard and soft corals. Because of the beautiful drop off that starts from 2m till 17m there is a lot of different marine life to find in and on the wall. The structure of the reef gives the possibility to look for the small marine life.

The blue water is laying in front of the reef and there is a high possibility of seeing dolphins, whale sharks, and turtle’s that are passing by.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Marsa Umm Gerifat South

Snorkelers and divers can enter the park via the jetty/zodiac, speedboat, or beach. The entrance is very easy because you enter the water from a staircase. This site is a slowly sloping reef with many plateaus and up to 40m depth. There is a beautiful canyon at 6 - 18m. Training platforms at 2,3,5 and 9m.

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The Cave

Also known as El Masduda, The Cave’s entrance, and exit is through 2 long canyons with closed and open spaces. The main route is marked with a rope. Outside the main reef, you will find many wonderful, small pinnacles with a depth of around 15-18 meters.

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Port Ghalib Reef

House reef Port Ghalib - offers something for every diver. The beginner can enter the water via a sandy beach and finds a nice reef at 5 - 20m depth. At the outer reef it drops down, depending on the training, to far over 60m.

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Umm El Ros

Umm El Ros is one of the most well known dive sites in the port Ghalib area and only a 15 minute ride away from the marina. A natural bay formation keeps this site protected. A beautiful dive can be conducted from 1m depth through a sandy bottom to the northern reef or to the southern pinnacles.

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Sheik Malek

Seagrass meadow with many beautifully overgrown coral blocks. The entrance is via the reef top.

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Marsa Shouna

A fantastic dive site that can be accessed by daily boats or as a shore dive. Shallow with a sloping bottom toward a north or south running reef. The south reef can be reached by Zodiac or from the shore.

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Tulip Resort House Reef

The entrance to the dive site is from the jetty. There is a coral wall until 12m and then a sandy bottom with few coral gardens dropping to 40m. Beautiful hard corals.

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An amazing dive site that is approx. 50 min away from Port Ghalib Marina offering daily boats. This dive site is suitable for all diver levels. You will see beautiful hard corals in the shallow areas. The shore can be accessed through the hole in the reef top.

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Marsa Shuni

Also known as Shoni Bay, this site has an easy, sandy entrance with the main reef to the north and south. On the south side, around 80m from the main reef, beautiful coral blocks are found with a lot of colorful hard corals.

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Halg El Shouni

Divesite:Entry through a hole and canyonafter this very nice coralblocksMax. depth: 30 meterDistance: about 25 minutes in southdirection by minibus - starting from Port Ghalib

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