Scuba diving in Shaab Samadai
The Sha’ab Samadai reef, also known as Dolphin House, is one or the most popular attractions in the Red Sea, because it offers a great opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. The reef is shaped like a horseshoe, and there is a protected lagoon, which is a perfect place for spinner dolphins to rest and play. These beautiful and intelligent marine mammals are often happy to swim with the divers and snorkelers, and sometimes the fortunate divers come face to face with the dolphins. However, the dolphins may not stay long around the divers, because they swim very fast. Besides the dolphins, there is so much else to see and explore at this dive site. Divers can choose between beautiful drop-offs, swim-throughs, and caves, and will be fascinated with the beautiful coral formations and a wonderful array of other marine life.
When to go
The Sha'ab Samadai reef is a year-round destination. However, during the winter a wetsuit is required. The annual water temperature ranges from 20C/68F in winter to 27C/81F in summer.
What to see
Besides the wonderful opportunity to swim and play with the dolphins, divers can explore the interesting underwater topography and beautiful coral formations of Sha’ab Samadai. Some of the interesting marine species that can be spotted at this dive site include butterflyfish, lionfish, and leopard groupers.