1. Brother Islands
A 400m long island with lighthouse, 40 miles off the coast from
El Queseir. Offers wreck diving on two sunken boats on the
northern tip and excellent wall diving along the southern side
of the reef with strong currents promoting the growth of a
spectacular forest of soft corals. Frequent sightings of big
pelagics and an astonishing variety of marine life.
The smaller island next door has a superb fan coral forest and
plenty of caves, ovrhangs, black coral, and a great deal of
pelagics including sharks, tuna, barakuda, turtles and schools
of reef fish.
Queseir El Qadim
Todays Subex base house reef, this bay where the Swiss hotel 'Movenpick'
has been built is a natural habour used previously in Roman
times. Anphoras can still be seen between the hard corals at
different depths. Large shools of fish, stingrays and turtle.
3. Erg El Esel
Big blocks of mountain coral surrounding a small flat topped
reef can be circumnavigated in one dive. Clouds of goldfish
engulf the reef and swimming through the sandy patches
surrounding the reef white tip sharks may be found sleeping as
well as turtles and baracudas.
4. Mangrove Bay
'Mangrove Bay Hotel' has been built next to this natural habour,
which offers a good dive on the northern corner of the fringing
reef with a hard coral garden sloping gently to the deep. Large
schools of unicorns, snappers, surgeons, fusilliers and
5. Sharm El Quibli
Bay on the coast offers some decent diving on its northern
corner, with a sloping reef covered in acroporas, fire coral and
other hard corals. Lots of groupers.
6. Marsa Wizri
Another bay on the coast, the fringing houses large schools of
yellow goatfish, unicorns, baracudas and other reef fish species
on both north and south outer extremes.
7. Habili Sheik
Less than one mile away from the Tumb-Mosque on the coast, a
little reef formation creates a labiryth of hard corals, fire
and huge tables where lots of fish often concentrate. Napolean,
baracudas and eagleray.
8. Ras Torombi
Shallow dive around the northern most tip of the cape's fringing
reef, a great deal of fire coral, giant table coral heads
scattered over a sandy bottom. Snappers, butterflies, rays and
Bay on the coast with good dives on the north and south side.
Schools of batfish, baracudas and goatfish around the coral
heads with glass fish which come out from the slope.