Abu Ramada Erg
80 minutes cruising from Hurghada ; southeast of Small Giftun
Deeper sections require experience. Often exposed to wind and weather.
Depth 10-30 meters., sloping down to 60 meters. Known as Camel Reef. Big erg emerges from plateau with three peaks. Sandy bottom gradually transforms into a coral garden. Caverns and cracks.
- Soft coral
- Mountain coral
- Lyretail anthias
- Devil scorpionfish
- Moray eel
- Napoleon wrasse
Abu Ramada Gota/The Aquarium
75 minutes cruising from Hurghada; southwest of Abu Ramada island.
Sheltered. Normally calm and comfortable. Little current, allowing all levels of divers.
Depth 0-15 meters, 40 meters at the outer ring. Oval shaped. Spectacular marine life. Oval-shaped reef. Known as the Aquarium. Cascading barain corals. Grottoes. Brilliant underwater photography and videography. Sun rays playing tricks with your experience underwater.
- Raspberry coral
- Brain coral
- Bluestreak cardinalfish
- Harlequin filefish
- Whitebelly damselfish
- Masked butterflyfish
- Freckles hawkfish
The Rosalie Moller came under attack of two German Heinkel bombers in 1941 and disappeared to the bottom of the Red Sea, claiming two lives. The wreck wasn’t discovered until 1993.
It’s a difficult and challenging dive, due to the ever present current and winds and its depth. Visit only with favourable weather conditions
The Rosalie Moller is wonderfully well preserved. Much of the deck equipment is still in place and not looted.
The ship is covered in hard and soft corals. One can spot bigeyes and lionfish in numbers. The entire ship is now the domain of glassfish, cave sweepers, chromis and large trevallies.
Finding site: difficult
Dive difficulty: hard
Photographic interest: good
Marine Life: medium
Type of wreck: coal freighter
Wreck position: Gubal Island
Minimum depths: 25 metres
Maximum depth: 52 metres
The Thistlegorm went down during World War II at the hands of a German bomber. It resulted in the loss of nine lives. This wreck dive has a legendary status among Red Sea divers. It is at a depth of 30 mtrs between the Sha’ ab Ali reef.
Diving requires an advanced level of expertise and experience. Its photogenic appearance is highly appreciated though. The warship is one big supply store.
The site offers fine growth and flourishing soft and hard corals. Big jacks, snappers, bannerfish, parrotfish, the redmooth grouper, emperorfish, and doublebar breams are familiar fish at the Thistlegorm.
Finding site: medium to high difficulty
Current: strong to very strong
Dive difficulty: medium to high
Photographic interest: high
Marine Life: medium
Type of wreck: cargo ship
Wreck position: off Sha’ ab Ali reef.
Minimum depths: 18 metres
Maximum depth: 30 metres