Egypt: Red Sea - Dive Sites - Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay



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Sinai coast, between Pinky's Wall and Paradise sites


By shore, or by local or live-aboard boat from Sharm El Sheikh, Naama Bay or other ports

Average Depth:

30m (100ft)

Maximum Depth:

35m+ (115ft+)

Average Visibility:

20m (65ft)

This is a medium sloping reef, bounded inshore by a mini-wall to around 10m (33ft), and shallow reeftop 30 to 40m (100-130ft) wide in places. The reef face is well covered with outcrops and pinnacles and boasts an excellent variety of coral species.

Fish life is equally diverse, including many sedentary reef fish - scorpions, devil scorpions, stonefish, lizardfish, hawkfish and others - as well as the usual vast array of free-swimming reef species.

When accessing the site form shore, particularly at low tide, the long walk across the reef table can be exasperating. In all but the lowest tides you can in fact swim across the reeftop with your fully inflated scuba gear extended in front of you.

Like many sites along this stretch of coast, the route to the shore access point is via a constantly shifting network of jeep tracks. Check with local dive centers for up-to-date route information.

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Last Updated: May 29th, 2011