Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Flasher Reef

Flasher Reef

Flasher Reef is located between Sinafar Island and Shusha Island, which is to the east. The best time to dive here is at night. As the name suggests, the flashlight fish are everywhere. All you have to do is turn off your dive lights and the fish will surround you. The sandy bottom surrounding the reef is covered with sea grasses, seahorses, stingrays and hermit crabs. Turtles, rays and Spanish dancer nudibrachs frequent the reef. The Spanish dancer is a real treat to watch dance in your dive light. It is even better to have a video camera running as well. If your dive boat has lights that shine into the water, you may find yourself surrounded by squid as you come back to your boat. The squid will change color very quickly as they move in and out of your dive lights.

The typical depth range of Flasher Reef is 20 to 60 feet deep and is best accessed by a boat dive or a local guide. The expertise required for this site is a novice with an instructor, advanced to a dive master or instructor.

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Last Updated: May 29th, 2011