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Shaab Abu Nuhas South East

This is probably one of the least dived sites around Shaab Abu Nuhas. Obviously most boats come here for the wrecks on the north side but there are pretty good diving all around the reef.

At the south east corner we find a shallow wall merging with a flat sandy shelf at 12 to 15 meters. This shelf is sprinkled with small outcrops of coral where the usual suspects such as blue spotted rays, crocodilefish, angelfish butterflyfish and groupers hang around. However, this is close to deeper water and not far away to the north-east is a “farsa” which is the probable reason that sometimes you can see large predators in the blue. Grey reef shark and even hammerheads have been spotted here.

Turtles and free swimming moray eels are common visitors as well as octopus and reef squid. All in all this dive site has much more to offer than it gets credit for, maybe because the proximity to the well known wrecks takes a lot of pressure off if terms of number of divers.

Big thanks to Anders "Samaka" Jälmsjö ( for the site map and description.

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