Dive-sites of Deep South
On distance about 40 km to the north from the Sudan-Egyptian
border and 20 km to the southeast from island Zabargad, rise from a bottom
exhausting a reef Saint John. It represents set of separate underwater
mountains and the shallow reeves collected on the area of 14 square kilometers.
A variety of places of immersing on Saint John hugely - from vertical walls
with a strong current to shallow coral gardens
The wall of one reef has entirely grown gorgonias, a wall of other reef - every possible kinds of soft corals. Here you will meet the big variety of fishes. Flights of huge barracudas, sharks-hammers, grey reefs sharks, whitetip sharks, tunas, turtles, slopes eagles rays - all those living creatures which have left from noisy coastal hotels of Hurghada, perfectly feel on St. John's Reef.
Habili Wasta - a reef vertically rising from huge depth. Immersing early in the morning gives the chance to meet large animals: sharks, eagle rays. The abundance and a variety alcionaries and gorgonarias is huge - they can devote the second immersing (however, and for ten immersing this place cannot bore).
Habili Sagir - very small erg (underwater mountain), washed by a strong current. Such places always become life oases: the current causes rapid development of corals and all accompanying fauna and from that party where strikes a current, - tunas and sharks "graze" the victims - small gregarious fishes.
Shaab Aiman - the most beautiful reef, height 15 m where before you a variety of forms and colorings of various corals opens, firm and soft.
Shaab Faraq - the long wall leaving under an inclination from depth of 8 m to 70 m. Here often there are two kinds of sharks: on depth длиннокрылые sharks, and on shoal - reef sharks. In an inclined wall of a reef set of caves where night fishes hide.
Abil Gaffer - one of the most unusual reeves of
Shaab Mahrus - one of the best in the world of places for immersing on vertical reefs walls. Reef walls are covered by thickets branchy gorgonarias. Here there are various kinds of sharks: grey shark, white tip reef shark, longimanus shark and foxshark. From a reef North side, on ledges of rocky breeds there are the big caves occupied by various sea animals.
Shallow (10 - 15) reeves Marsa Selmi, Fendera Hemera, Park Malahi ideally approach for night parking and night immersing. The night life of inhabitants of a reef is extremely interesting - on a sandy bottom to you will meet mollusks of the tremendous sizes and colorings, among corals - set morays, Scorpaena porcus, shrimps, cuttlefishes and crabs.
The big volcanic island, in the size 2 on 2,5 кв km is in 70 km from coast, near to sea border of Egypt and Sudan. This unique sea reserve has a few competitors in a southern part of Egypt on a variety of corals and riches of fauna. Here there is a unique possibility to see a rare coral of emerald colour. A fantastic underwater landscape with breaks and hollows, canyons, caves and labyrinths.
Island Zabargad ("a side of a huge tiger")
On this island ledges of the fallen asleep streams of a lava of different colour and the form, really, remind the fantastic tiger curtailed on a surface of the sea. During ancient times for island extracted topazes, including the unique green. It is said that and now it is possible to find. All island surrounds a reef. Abrupt steep walls leave on the big depths, only in the south of island there is a plateau with depths of 15-20 m. On a plateau columns of separately standing reeves which form a surprising landscape with breaks, are scattered by hollows, labyrinths of gorges. Zabargad - largest of the islands, located to the south of city Port Berinis. All expeditions and campaigns to Rocky islands Here begin. Zabargad - a successful place for employment by night diving: both reeves here magnificent and depth not the big. There is a possibility to see unique corals of emerald colour, napoleons, turtles, octopuses. In twenty minutes of driving from Zabargad there is triangular island Rocky Island.
The island is located in 5 km to the south from island Zabargad on southern extremity Ras Banas Island small (length about 300 m, width to 140), rocky, depths more than 100 m. are Most known this place gorgonarias which grow till the improbable sizes. The strong northeast current covers a reef from both parties. On a North side a current stronger. The sea life here boils, all kinds redseas sharks, barracudas, tunas, devil rays, Dasyatis kuhlii, huge turtles, napoleons, groupers, the Spanish dancer.
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