Scuba diving in Shabrur Umm Gamar

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 30 m
Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 30 m

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.

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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

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