Abu Dabab is a cluster of seven shallow reefs at depths ranging from 15m to 25m, with many caves and colourful coral gardens to explore. You can expect to see plenty of red anemones with their ever-present clownfish in this area, Blue-spotted stingrays, and Napoleon wrasse. There are frequent dolphin sightings here, too. Night dives in the vicinity are interesting, as well, as Spanish dancers are often seen here. On the southern outer reefs shark encounters are likely.
Elphinstone Reef is a long thin reef formation with stepped plateaus at both the north and south ends and sheer vertical drop-offs to the east and west. Beautiful pink and purple soft corals can be found here as well as Gorgonian fans at between 20 – 30m depth. The site is excellent for encountering large marine life including White and Grey Tip Reef Sharks, Hammerheads, Thresher sharks and Oceanic White Tips.
Is a very nice dive for beginner and experienced diver. The depth is between 10 and 30 mt.
Shaab Sharm, or Gota Sharm is a large, kidney-shaped reef with steep sloping wall on its east and south sides. The crescent of reef around the reef’s southern tip offers the best diving, with rich coral growth from the surface shallows down. There are numerous soft coral and hard corals. There is also some black coral on the wall’s deeper sections.
Groupers, barracudas, snappers and unicorns can be seen here. Currents here can be quite strong.
Sha'ab Maksur is a big reef and the most eastern of the fury shoals. Tunas, barracudas and surgeon fish can be seen. At the southern tip of the reef there are some big coral blocks.
This site is situated close to its smaller sister, Abu Galawa Soraya. The main attraction here is the sunken Chinese tugboat that sank on October 1943. The wreck is around 34m long and the stern lies in 17m. The top rises to the surface and peaks above the waves at low tide. The coral cover here is one of the most beautiful in the Red Sea.
Here you have the possibility to encounter sharks, rays and huge groupers.
Claudia Reef is a small reef. The west side of the reef has is covered with hard corals. Current will normally run from north to south.
Is a great dive site for its soft and hard coral garden. Surgeonfish, jack fish, tuna and reef fish can be seen here.
Sataya, also called Dolphin reef, is located at the southeast tip of Fury Shoal. Many different dives can be done along this reef, but most of them are on the east and southern part.
The east side is a sloping wall with many coral heads. The south side is a coral garden ideal for night dives.
There are many dolphins living in the area together with snappers, barracudas and white tips sharks.
St. John’s Reef system lies south of the promontory of Ras Banas and only 40km north of Egypt’s border with Sudan. There are numerous sites here offering divers different experiences. There are plenty of fine coral gardens with magnificient Gorgonian Fans and Black corals. You will have a chance to see many shark species from Hammerheads to Oceanic White Tips, Threshers to Silver Tips, as well as the more common White Tip Reef and Grey Reef sharks.