Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Over the Hill (Ras Atantur Bay)

Over the Hill (Ras Atantur Bay)



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23km (14.4 miles) north of the Bedouin village, on the Nabeq coastal road. About 1.6km (1 mile) south of 'End of the Road'


By jeep from Sharm El Sheikh, then shore entry from reeftop

Average Depth:

20m (65ft)

Maximum Depth:

60m+ (197ft+)

Average Visibility:

30m (100ft)

A rich and well-preserved site, with a phenomenal density and diversity of fish and coral life. Located in the center of a small bay, just beyond the bluff of Ras Atantur, the dive is on a small reef promontory extending into the bay. This reef has a steeply angled profile, and is surrounded by steep sand slopes.

These slopes are well dotted with coral heads, while the reef itself has every conceivable type of coral present, in staggeringly dense formations. This is probably the best site for hard corals in the entire region.

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Last Updated: May 29th, 2011