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Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Shag Rock


Shag Rock

Diving


Snorkelling

By Boat

By swimming

By Live-aboard

All Divers

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Location:

At the south tip of the Shaab Ali reef complex in the northern Straits of Gubal

Access:

By day or live-aboard boat from Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada

Average Depth:

15m (50ft)

Maximum Depth:

25m (80ft)

Average Visibility:

20m (65ft)

This egg-shaped reef runs basically northwest to southeast. The reeftop is marked by a light beacon as well as the wreck of a fishing boat. The wreck of the Sarah H lies in the shallows just offshore.

The barely submerged reeftop is surrounded by a sloping reef wall, made up of a decent range of hard and soft corals. There are plenty of branching forms and a few patches of very nice soft corals. The site hosts a wide-ranging population of fish with lots of schooling fish and pelagics. The best dive is along the reef's eastern side.

The shallow location of the Sarah H is a bonus for snorkellers. The stern section is particularly atmospheric, with its looming bulk silhouetted against the clear light which penetrates the shallow waters.

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Last Updated: May 29th, 2011

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