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Shaab Sataya

13 liveaboards
  • Diver level:

  • Depth max:

    20 m
  • Visibility:

    to 30m
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Must see

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

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

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Reviews about Shaab Sataya

Incredible place to see wild dophins!
I have spent 1 day on a safari boat in Sataya and it was amazing. It is the home of a wild dolphin family so it is almost certain that once you go there, you will see them for sure. Also the reef there is very well-preserved and the visibility is very good. There are some sites with shallow water so it is eligible for less experienced divers.
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