Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium

Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium



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3km (2 miles) south of Abu Ramada


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

Average Depth:

12m (40ft)

Maximum Depth:

15m (50ft)

Average Visibility:

20m (65ft)

Rising from a flat, sand seabed around 15m (50ft) deep, this site is even more isolated than Erg Abu Ramada. About 2km (1.2 miles) south of Abu Ramada island, the site is relatively shallow and quite flat, with a collection of smaller coral heads around it.

Fish life here is phenomenal, possibly the richest in the area. The smaller reef fishes are well represented and the sand floor hosts stingrays and even nurse or leopard sharks. Jacks, barracuda and small tuna can often be seen in big schools off the reef, and there is always a chance that a gray or whitetip reef shark may cruise by.

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Last Updated: May 30th, 2011

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