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Sardines feeding at Sharm El Naga, Red Sea dive site

Sharm El Naga reefscape, Red Sea dive site

Sergeant majors at Sharm El Naga, Red Sea dive site

Scuba Diving in Safaga, the Red Sea

Dive Site: Sharm El Naga House Reef

Location: Sharm El Naga

Description: Sloping reef

Depth: 0 - 30 metres (0 - 100 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: ****

The reef at Sharm El Naga is in surprisingly good condition considering that it is an incredibly popular location with snorkellers. The entry and exit points are from the shore, close to where the dive shop and amenities are located. As you enter the water, the sandy bottom quickly alters into a coral covered ledge that slopes away down to depths that those who are snorkelling cannot reach. For those who are snorkelling, there is an area roped off that you are asked to stay inside. Please do not go beyond the barriers as they are there to stop the coral becoming damaged. However, we do recommend that you swim out as far as you are comfortable with going as the reef improves further from the shore.

Both snorkellers and divers alike should see a healthy selection of coral including fire, table and fan corals. There is also an abundance of marine life with giant clams, rays and octopus as more infrequent sightings as well as the usual Red Sea menagerie of sergeants, butterflyfish, parrotfish, lionfish and anthias.

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This is a wonderful dive site, it's a good place to first go snorkelling, I would go again if I had the chance.

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