Scuba diving in Ras Abu Galum

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 196.8 ft
Current
1-2 knots
Visibility
Average: 98.4 ft
Maximum: 131.2 ft
This dive site with average depth of 30m/100ft and visibility around 30m/100ft suits divers of all experience levels. Diving here is often started with a sandy slope that descends from the shore with the reef wall starting on both sides. Lots of pinnacles, dramatic rock formations and a varioust marine life can be explored at this dive site. The northern side of the site is famous for its coral gardens.

When to go

All year long. Water temperature ranges from 22 to 28C/71 to 82F.

What to see

Reef wall, pinnacles, rock formations, different types of corals, trevallies, jacks, crocodile fish, pufferfish, turtles.

Reachable from

Dahab

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Dahab Shams Hotel & Dive Centre

    Camel Safari - Ras Abu Galum

    Surcharge for Camel Safari, diving is not included in price. Many varied - and important - ecosystems are present in the protected area of Ras Abu Galum including well developed coral and beautiful coastline bordered by high mountains. Ras Abu Galum can be reached by camels. The one day camel dive safari is the most popular - and best - way to enjoy this famous dive location where two or even three dives can be done in summer. After reaching the Blue Hole by jeep, and loading the camels with the diving equipment, the camel ride will take you on a path along the fascinating rocky coast for an hour and a half. The dives will give you the opportunity to see a fantastic underwater landscape. On the North part of the coast after entering in a pool with sandy bottom, swim over the small ridge of coral and, at about 6 meters, a huge Madrepore tower with plenty of glassfish will be in front of you. Then a hard coral plateau with massive pore coral, beautiful table coral and Broccoli coral will be where Breams, Parrots and Angelfish make their home. On the south part of the dive site, the plateau gives way to a fantastic drop off with a beautiful tower of coral on the top. Huge pufferfish, schools of Trevallies, Emperorfish and Snappers live there. Dive sites can reached via Camel or Boat - depending on how many people we have.
  • Dahab Octopus World Dahab Diving Center

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives pack. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Octopus World Dahab Diving Center

    20 Dives Package

    20 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Dahab Nesima Resort and Dive Center

    3 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Dahab underwater offers a combination of coral gardens, reef walls, arches and canyons where you find a rich variety of marine life. All of the dive sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, are accessed by shore and can be dived at most times of the day depending on wind conditions. Full day excursions are available by boat to the more current-exposed reefs of Gabr El Bint in the south.
  • Dahab Nesima Resort and Dive Center

    5 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Dahab underwater offers a combination of coral gardens, reef walls, arches and canyons where you find a rich variety of marine life. All of the dive sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, are accessed by shore and can be dived at most times of the day depending on wind conditions. Full day excursions are available by boat to the more current-exposed reefs of Gabr El Bint in the south.

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