Scuba diving in Rocky Island

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 82 ft
Maximum: 164 ft
Current
> 2 knots
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

The northern coast of Rocky Island provides good diving but it is not suitable for novices. The average depth is 25m/80ft and water visibility 20m/65ft. Rocky’s north coast is a fantastic dive, with sheer vertical walls and rugged, jagged profile. Strong currents can make diving a drift dive. The reef composition here is generally stony, with fairly good coral cover. The marine life is rich and varied. Rocky Island is a very popular oval shaped scuba diving sand island in the middle of the Red Sea. The east coast of the Island has the average depth of 25m/80ft and water visibility of around 20m/65ft. Divers can discover sharks of all species, a whole range of reef and pelagic creatures and different coral types such as stony corals, plate and cabbage corals, acropora, fire coral, and Dendronephthya soft corals.

When to go

All year long. Water temperature ranges from 23 to 30C/73 to 86F.

What to see

Walls, caves, rocks, reefs, corals, large groupers, napoleon wrasse, sharks.


Reachable from

Hamata, Marsa Alam

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