Scuba diving in Shaab Sataya

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 39.36 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Current
none
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Sha’ab Sataya is a large oval-shaped reef (also known as Dolphin Reef) located southeast of Fury Shoals. The reef features a huge coral lagoon with a resident pod of dolphins. The dive usually begins at the western edge of the reef where divers descend and start exploring the steep wall, keeping the reef on their left. The depth along the wall ranges from 18-22m/59-72ft, lessening to12m/39ft at the lagoon’s entrance. The wall is covered in beautiful coral growth with all the associated small-sized marine life. As they go deeper along the wall, divers may encounter sleepy whitetip sharks slowly moving away when divers approach them.

When to go

Diving at Sha’ab Sataya is possible all year round. The average water temperature ranges from 20C/68F in winter to 27C/81F in summer.

What to see

The exposed location of Sataya Reef creates good living conditions for big pelagic species, such as barracudas, sharks, trevallies, dolphins, and large sea turtles. In the many crevices in the wall, divers will also see a variety of little marine creatures, including sea anemones, nudibranchs, shrimp, scorpionfish, and colorful anthias.


Reachable from

Hamata, Marsa Alam

Liveaboard Special Offers

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Makadi Bay IDive Diving Center 5* IDC PADI (Fort Arabesque Hotel)

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives. This product is for certified divers only. Divers can dive everywhere (shore or boat) and in different days (half day or full day).

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