Scuba diving in Shaab Claudia

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 22 m
Current
strong
Visibility
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

Sha’ab Claudia is a small reef that is part of a reef system known as Fury Shoals. The west side of the reef features an abundance of beautiful hard coral formations. On the more sheltered southern side of the reef, corals are less plentiful, but there is a wealth of small marine life that makes the site a good place for macro photography. In the middle of the system there is a spacious cavern with an opening in the ceiling, allowing the sunlight to penetrate into and create a fascinating atmosphere inside the cavern.

The Most Popular Liveaboard Fleets in Egypt:
King Snefro Fleet - catering to both, groups and individuals with 7 liveaboards in the fleet, operate in Egypt, the Red Sea
Sea Serpent Fleet - 6 liveaboards fleet, offers diving cruises in Egypt, the Red Sea
Blue Planet Liveaboards - owns and operates 4 Liveaboards in the Sudan and Egypt

When to go

Divers can dive at the Sha’ab Claudia dive site all year round. However, the best conditions for diving are during the summer months, when the water temperature rises to 27-29C/81-84F. The average water temperature in winter is 20C/68F.

What to see

While exploring the beautiful rock formations at this site, divers will see extended coral growth with all the associated marine life, including a dense population of anthias in the top 5m/16ft of the reef, large parrotfish, and wrasses. Divers can also encounter reef sharks, stingrays, and manta rays.



 

Reachable from

Hamata, Marsa Alam

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