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Abu Nuhas Lagoon



The majority of divers who visit Shaab Abu Nuhas have wreck diving on their minds. What most do not know is that right under the boat is a beautiful dive site with lots to offer, for example loads of the fragile coral Seriatopora Hysterix in a rarely seen mint condition. Nearly every diver who has dived this site has done so in the dark since liveaboards that moor up in the protected lagoon over night tend to plan the night dive here. However, this is worth a dive in daylight as well and you are likely to encounter a family of napoleon wrasse, torpedo rays and moray eels. Confused night divers may also be looking up the large pleurobranch in the Reef Guide when they come out of the water.

Next to the north wall a few big coral blocks give shelter for numerous species of lionfish and scorpionfish. The south side is more of a slope than a wall and the channel in between is a flat sandy area. You might find it a struggle here for a few metres due to the funnelled current. All over the west end of the lagoon you find timber from the cargo of Giannis D.

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Big thanks to Anders "Samaka" Jälmsjö (https://www.facebook.com/redsea.equalizer) for the site map and description.






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