Dive Site: Umm Khararim

Access: Boat, zodiac

Minimum Divers: 12

Minimum Qualification: Open water

Depth Range: 5 - 15 M

Umm Khararim

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Site Position

25 km north of St Johnā€™s Reef and 20 km south of Sernaka island in the Foul Bay archipelago.

 

Sea Conditions

Great visibility. Acceptable currents. Umm Khararim accommodates divers of all levels.

 

Profile/Specifics

Depth ranging from 5-15meters, creating a labyrinthine landscape of caves, Ā grottoes, caverns and meandering passages. This is fairy tale stuff with penetrating sun rays making for a mesmerizing scenery. One formation rises above the surface from the abyss like a coral phoenix . Itā€™s a breath taking sight. Refrain from entering branching site passages and respect the main routes.

 

Aquatic Panorama

  • Brain coral boulders
  • Tree, table, leather corals
  • Giant sea fans
  • Cube boxfish
  • Giant clams
  • Whitebelly damselfish
  • Bluespotted stingray
  • Red Sea steepheaded parrotfish
  • Whitetip reef sharks

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