Scuba diving in Shabrur Umm Gamar

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Shabrur Umm Gamar is located approximately 1km/0.6mi north of the island of Umm Gamar and is a submerged mountain blanketed in rich corals. The walls of the mountain are notable not only for their corals, but also because of the crevices and caves sheltering a variety of marine fauna species. In addition to the mountain, the site also has several wrecks of Egyptian boats, one of which can be reached at 20m/66ft deep. The two other wrecks lie at over 70m/230ft deep, and can only be reached by technical divers. The site is known for big fish and superb conditions for photography.

When to go

The site is available for diving all year round, with July through September having the warmest water temperature (28C/82F), and December through February the coldest (21C/69F). During the gap between these periods, the sea temperature ranges from 22-27C/71-80F.

What to see

Hard and soft corals, Napoleonfish, moray eels, large grouper, sharks


Reachable from

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