Diving in Africa

    Salem Express Safaga, Egypt

    The 'Salem Express' is a wreck with a tragic history. Built in 1966, not much is known of the history of the ship, other than disaster struck her close to midnight, on 15th December 1991.The Salem was packed with passengers returning from Mecca from the port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to the port of…

    Salem Express Safaga, Egypt

    The 'Salem Express' is a wreck with a tragic history. Built in 1966, not much is known of the history of the ship, other than disaster struck her close to midnight, on 15th December 1991.The Salem was packed with passengers returning from Mecca from the port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to the port of…

    Sha'ab Abu Ramada Hurghada, Egypt

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    Sha'ab El Erg El Gouna, Egypt

    Shaab El Erg literally this means the corals and the pinnacles. This is horseshoe shaped reef over 5 km long directly east from El Gouna. The lagoon behind the reef is home to a large number of Bottlenose Dolphins and although they roam throughout this area of the Red Sea, this reef system is the…
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    Sha'ab Marsa Alam Marsa Alam, Egypt

    Shabroah Umm Gamar Hurghada, Egypt

    This is a piece of reef in the open sea close to Umm Gammar. The topography of the dive site is similar to Umm Gammar, but has the added attraction of a wrecked patrol boat starting at 24 meters. The two engines are easily seen and other small pieces of wreckage are scattered over the reef.
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    Umm Gammar Hurghada, Egypt

    The Mother of the Moon, so called because this small island to the south east of El Gouna is crescent shaped when viewed from above. The sea bed in this can be 100 meters down and most of the dive takes place on a sloping drop off. Umm Gammar is famous for the chance to spot free-swimming moray eels…

    Anemona city Zanzibar, Tanzania

    It’s only a 10 minute boat ride from Kizimkazi. The boat anchors near a plateau about 4-5 meters deep. Swimming over the plateau we can already see many corals, small and large with abundant underwater life. We soon reach a slope where we go from 7 meters to the maximum of 15-17 meters. Swimming…

    El Magana Nuweiba, Egypt

    25 minutes by car towards Taba is El Magana, a site next to a very basic beach camp with 2 dive sites. The reef starts just 20 metres from the beach at a depth of 5 metres. your first dive will probably take you to the left side along a wall where the reef drops to 35 metres. A break in the coral…

    Sting ray Station Gubal Strait, Egypt

    In the north-western part of the Alternatives there is a large roughly quadrangular outcrop known as Stingray Station. It gets its name because many Blue Spotted Stingrays gather here particularly in the spring months. It can be dived both as a mooring dive and as a drift dive and is very popular…
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    Marico Oog Gauteng, South Africa

    Crystal clear water, floating water lilies, and a fresh water bed of broad-leaved plants are what creates the fairy tale called Marico Oog. This place of magical beauty is home to various fish species, crab and fresh water eels.Apart form great daytime dives, the highlight of Marico oog is the…

    Dolphin Fish Lair Nkhata Bay, Malawi

    Start at 10m on sandy bottom then follow the rock crenelations until you reach the "dolphin fish lair". See if you can coax them out?

    Jardim Sal, Cape Verde Islands

    Reef stretching north to south, an overhang with lots of trumpetfish, snappers, goatfish, grunts, scorpionfish, sea hare. Look out for frogfish.

    Rochas e Moreias Sal, Cape Verde Islands

    Plateau stretching south to north. Well protected as it is close to the coast.

    White Reef Sal, Cape Verde Islands

    A reef formation on two levels, some overhangs to be found, stretching from west to east.

    Tchuny Reef Sal, Cape Verde Islands

    A nice shallow dive, rock and coral formations in the sand. Many overhangs hiding different species.

    Boya 32 Sal, Cape Verde Islands

    A nice wall with plenty of sea life. Watch out for bigger fish.

    Boya 24 Sal, Cape Verde Islands

    A formation of rocks at 24 m depth on a plateau.
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    Jackfish Alley Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt

    the largest plateau in Ras Mohamed. Running across this plateau is a secondary or satellite reef which creates the sandy 'alley' through which fast currents are funnelled. In early spring, this is the site of the seasons' first mating fish; crowds of white pointy nosed blue Spangled Emperors…
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    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…
    training apnea in blue hole

    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…
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    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…
    6 meter decompression in Blue Hole

    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…
    Freedive Blue Hole

    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…

    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…

    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…
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    Blue Hole Dahab, Egypt

    Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea.The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole (a kind of cave), around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as 'the saddle', opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long…
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    El Mina Wreck Hurghada, Egypt

    El Mina was a 70m long Egyptian minesweeper. She was bombed in 1969.

    Far Garden Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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    Gassous Bay Safaga, Egypt

    Joker Reef Mahe Island, Seychelles

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    Marsa Abu Galawa Hurghada, Egypt

    marsa means the port and describes the mooring area, which is a sheltered lagoon between the main reef and a large gotta. The dive site features a shallow sandy plateau, a drop-off going down to 40+ meters and a shallow reef wall. The site also has 2 eel gardens. Because of the reef topography,…

    Sha'ab Abu Galawa Hurghada, Egypt

    St. Antao wreck Sal, Cape Verde Islands

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    Three Pools Dahab, Egypt

    Green Turtle at 3 Pools

    Three Pools Dahab, Egypt

    Turtle Bay Hurghada, Egypt

    This is a not so well known dive site off the north tip of Grand Giftun island.It's a small horseshoe reef with a shallow swim through to a bowel reef that is absolutely filled with fish and coral.This was the most like swimming in an aquarium that I have found and one of my favorite dives.

    Amphoras Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

    The name of this site derives from 17th century shipwreck of a Turkish vessel with a cargo of amphoras containing mercury. Amphoras lies southwest of Tower and is generally dived in the afternoon as a drift. The topography is quite simple, a sandy slope that begins at 12m that has many coral…

    Eel Garden Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt

    Eel Garden is situated in front of a small beach south of Jackfish Alley and immediately before Sharks Observatory. Eel Garden is well sheltered from the currents but since it is exposed to prevailing winds and waves divers must pay close attention to the condition of the sea. The dive is extremely…
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    Sirius Wreck Mahebourg, Mauritius

    HMS Sirius was a 36-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. The Admiralty ordered her construction on 30 April 1795, and the keel was laid at the Dudman's yard in Deptford in September of that year. She was launched on 12 April 1797. The Sirius Class (1795) was established following the taking of…