Here is a small selection of the places we will visit with you

  • SHAAB ABU NUGAR HURGHADA
  • EL FANADIR HURGHADA
  • NORTH UMM GAMAAR
  • ​UMM GAMAAR HURGHADA
  • SHABRUHR UMM GAMAAR HURGHADA
  • CARLESS REEF HURGHADA
  • FANOUS EAST HURGHADA
  • FANOUS WEST HURGHADA
  • EL MINYA WRECK HURGHADA
  • HAMDA HURGHADA
  • TURFT EL SHAHED HURGHADA
  • BANANA REEF HURGHADA
  • SHAAB SABINA HURGHADA
  • ERG SABINA HURGHADA
  • ERG SOMAYA HURGHADA
  • SMALL GIFTUN HURGHADA
  • NORTH ABU RAMADA HURGHADA
  • ERG ABU RAMADA HURGHADA
  • SOUTH ABU RAMADA HURGHADA
  • GOTA ABU RAMADA HURGHADA
  • EL ERUG HURGHADA
  • SHAAB ESHTA HURGHADA
  • SHAAB PETRA HURGHADA
  • RAS DISHA HURGHADA
  • ABU HASHISH HURGHADA

Umm Gamar Hurghada

Umm Gamar is a narrow, elongated reef in north-south direction 90 minutes from Hurghada. In the north and south there are narrow plateaus in the 20m range. On the east side, a vertical wall falls down to the silent depths. Diving is mostly on the southern plateau (near the buoys) and on the east wall. Umm Gamar means “mother of the moon” – probably an allusion to the moon-shaped island over the reef.
sea ​​conditions
Again, it is restless on the way there. Once arrived Umm Gamar offers good protection. Currents are usually not a problem. If there is one, you will find it at the southeast corner.
dive plan
Where the eastern edge merges with the plateau are three coral towers. First and second (larger) coral tower are hollow, round and filled with glass fish. The third has a large, sandy cave at 27m. All three are richly decorated with purple soft corals and a cloud of glass fish.
Underwater life
On the plateau you will certainly find Napoleon, morays, flute fish, batfish and banner schools. Whitetip reef sharks interbreed from time to time. In February / March, sometimes mantas look past and in September, the giant presses guard their nests. The coral towers allow you to observe the natural enemies of glassfish – stonefish, scorpionfish and lionfish.   

Shaabruhr Umm Gamar Hurghada

Like Umm Gamar, which is 1km north, Shaabruhr Umm Gamar is a narrow reef (Arabic: Shaabruhr) with a north-south axis. However, there is no island or signal fire to mark the location. That’s why three ships ran aground there. At the southernmost point are the remains of an ancient Egyptian boat used as the army’s liaison to Shadwan Island. At depth there is a liveaboard, as well as the now famous Colona IV, which sunk not too long ago. Around the reef there is a plateau 15 to 30m deep, narrow in the south and east and broad and sandy in the west. The north side is crossed over several hundred meters by a crest to 25 to 30m depth.
sea ​​conditions
Shaabrahr offers less protection than Umm Gamar. Usually, they can calmly moor and dive at the moorings. On the east side quite strong currents can occur!
dive plan
Here you can do two good dives. Either a drift dive along the east wall or a dive on the southern plateau to the wreck and the steep slope behind it. For this dive, it is advisable to dive on the shallow part of the reef with its countless small caves and overhangs and finish it on the mushroom-shaped Erg.
Underwater life
On the plateau, you will often encounter moray eels, napoleons, big groupers and blue spotted stingrays. Along the steep slope you can observe white tip reef sharks, mackerel and big tuna. Shaabruhr is the best place in Hurghada to watch for gray reef sharks (in the afternoon!). 

Carless Reef Hurghada

About an hour northeast of Hurghada, a high-sea reef ascends plateau-shaped from the abyss. It is located mainly in the 12 to 25m range and drops slowly to the outside to 22 to 24m – there begins a steep drop. On the plateau are two ergs. The first is to the northwest, the other to the southeast. Both are surrounded by a coral forest surrounded by large shoals of fish.
sea ​​conditions
The ergs offer no protection against the sea and the current is difficult to predict. On the surface it is usually perceived as coming from the north. Under water it usually looks completely different. It is precisely these “uncertainties” that have preserved this beautiful reef in the past; it can only be dived on special days.
dive plan
Two dives are recommended. The first begins north of both ergs and follows the eastern steep slope to the southern erg. The second dive offers the possibility to dive both sides of the plateau from the anchorage and to circle the ergs in an eight.
Underwater life
This dive site offers plenty of everything. Look out for free-swimming moray eels, white tip reef sharks, turtles on the plateau. In the north you will find banner schools. At the end of the steep drop you will find tuna, thick-headed mackerels and big groupers. Early risers may even find hammerhead sharks here.                                                                                                 

Erg Somaya Hurghada

About 75 minutes outside of Hurghada, east of Giftun Soraya, lies Erg Somaya. South of it is the tower of Giftun Police Station, north of it a small ridge. The reef falls quickly to a sandy ledge between 15 and 24m and then down to 50m depth. There are two towers on the ledge. The first tower is located at a depth of 18 to 10m; a buoy line is attached to it. The northern, second tower is between 20 and 12m. It is shaped like a pyramid and overgrown with purple soft corals. Below the ledge, between the two ergs, are two caves (at 25m and 32m) that unite to form a chimney.
sea ​​conditions
In good weather, the berths near the reef are easy to reach. If the weather is bad, it is precisely this proximity that makes it difficult to dock. Erg Somaya usually has strong currents; Drift dives are the easiest in this situation.
dive plan
Start in the north, if you want to make a drift dive and finish it at the berth.
An alternative is the connection to “Small Giftun Drift”. This dive begins at the buoys and follows the wall south to the southern plateau of Small Giftun. There you leave the steep slope and swim towards the shallow reef. If you turn around the corner, you can easily see the buoy lines and thus the mooring of the boat.
No matter which way you choose, be sure to visit the cave. The billowing curtain of glass fish has something mesmerizing … If you have enough experience, swim in and out. Along the steep slope you can admire the deep colors of the soft and fan corals.
Underwater life
Batfish, barracuda, tuna, mackerel, napoleons, moray eels, turtles, groupers and, with a bit of luck, white tip reef sharks.  

Small Giftun (Drift) Hurghada

About 75 minutes east of Hurghada, in front of the small police station on Small Giftun, the area is very popular with divers Small Giftun (drift). Here is dived along a gorgonian-strewn wall along a plateau along with the current. The plateau varies between 15 and 25m depth. The wall seems to fall off to infinity.
sea ​​conditions
At the entry point, there can sometimes be a slightly restless sea. Therefore, the exit point and thus the boat is in the calm waters south of the blue lagoon. The currents mostly come from the north and are very different: sometimes you are easily carried, sometimes you seem to fly.
dive plan
Choose the point of entry depending on the maximum air consumption of your group and the planned depth. Good entry opportunities offer opposite the two beaches and also opposite the tower. From there you swim reef right shoulder south. There are several caves at 35m depth and there is a tunnel from 40m up to 45m (note the depth limit!). If the plateau begins, you can continue along the steep wall. But do not get too far away from the reef, otherwise you will have to swim against the current back to the reef.
Underwater life
Almost always moray eels and napoleons are on the plateau because in the past (!) They were fed. There are also many blue spotted stingrays, picasso pushers and crocodile fish. Turtles and mackerel visit the reef on the steep slope. Early birds can see sharks. Watch out for the big hitters in September!  

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North Abu Ramada Hurghada

Abu Ramada is approximately 75 minutes from Hurghada. At the end of the island is a long plateau at 20 to 30m depth, which continues slowly away from the island away. The plateau turns into a wall in the south. It drops steeply on its eastern side. As with Umm Gamar, there is also a Halg here (Arabic “neck”). It is located on the east side and offers the boat an opportunity to create.
sea ​​conditions
Normally, North Abu Ramada, with the exception of the Halg, is too restless to dock. The current is very strong and therefore it makes sense to do a drift dive. In south wind, the boat can moor on the plateau.
dive plan
Do a drift dive if the boat can not moor on the plateau. Go directly north of the reef into the water and then go purposefully east to the steep wall. On this way you encounter a large coral head at a depth of 15 to 20m. The wall itself can be found at 25m. A bit further there is an inconspicuous hump (top 20m). The hump not only looks hollow, but it is.
At 31m depth you will find a spacious cave, which leads to a fireplace to 25m. The cave is slightly north of where the plateau merges into the wall. After the caves, the dive continues south along the wall. At the end of the small beach, the pier of the boat, the dive ends.
 

Erg Abu Ramada Hurghada

On the southeast side of Abu Ramada, about 75 minutes from Hurghada, there is a wide sandy plain, which spreads from here to the east. At the end of this plateau rise three large ergs from the bottom of the sea (18m) and reach almost to the water surface. The ergs form a line from the largest in the south to the smallest in the north.
sea ​​conditions
Erg Abu Ramada is exposed to the sea and is therefore not regularly dived. This has preserved his untouched beauty. The current is sometimes strong, sometimes weak and very changeable.
dive plan
It is not worth the steep drop (30m to the east) to dive. Instead, it’s a good idea to dive the ergs spiraling from the bottom up. On the eastern side of the largest erg as well as on the north side of the middle are small caves. For all three ergs, they are exceptionally overgrown with purple soft corals – a dive for photographers.
Underwater life
Moray eels, napoleons, tunas, barracudas, surgeon schools, bass fish and a cloud of thousands of small harem flagpoles are just a few of the many species that are represented.
 

Erg Sabrina (Erg Sabena) Hurghada

Just 150m from Shaab Sabrina is Erg Sabrina. Erg Sabrina is a small isolated reef in the middle of the Giftun road and rises from a sandy bottom between 10 and 12m depth. East and west is a fire coral garden; Towards the north is a small Erg, which is very well suited for taking pictures because of its many glass fish.
sea conditions
The sea is calm. Currents, on the other hand, are frequent and pronounced.
dive plan
Visit the northern Erg and also the west side of the sand area. There are many mullet on.
Underwater life
Turtles, large puffer fish, red mullet, Arabian and imperator angelfish, nudibranchs, langoustines and a variety of reef fish.
  

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