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Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Nabeq


Nabeq

Diving


Snorkelling

By Boat

By swimming

By Live-aboard

All Divers

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3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Location:

About 20km (12 miles) north of Sharm El Sheikh

Access:

By car from Sharm El Sheikh, then shore entry

Average Depth:

10m (33ft)

Maximum Depth:

18m+ (60ft+)

Average Visibility:

15m (50ft)

This site is a large group of coral heads and pinnacles in shallow water off the cost of Nabeq. The site is intricate and labyrinthine, with plenty of scope for exploration among the scattered coral blocks.

Sitting on a flat sandy bottom well grown with eel grass, the blocks, heads and pinnacles range form 1m (3ft) babies to monsters that nearly reach the surface.

These blocks, composed of a wide range of hard and soft corals, host an equally wide range of reef fishes. Lacks, grouper, trigger, rabbitfish and many others are all present, and the isolated nature of the individual heads seems to concentrate the fish in a way that would be impossible on a more open reef. Turtles are also regular visitors to the reef.

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Last Updated: May 29th, 2011

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