Scuba diving in Umm Hararim

From Boat
Diver level
Average: 3.28 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

The shallow Umm Hararim reef will impress divers with its beautiful underwater landscape, which features a series of spectacular overhangs, swim-throughs, and small caves. The reef seems to be completely perforated in many parts. As they swim through the underwater passages, divers will see a beautiful light show of the sunlight and the abundance of colorful soft corals that grow inside.

When to go

It is possible to dive at Umm Hararim all year round, but diving conditions are best during the summer months. There is a plankton bloom for a few weeks a year around April to May, when the water visibility can be somewhat reduced. The annual water temperature ranges from 20-22C/68-72F in February to 27-29C/81-84F from July to October.

What to see

While exploring the interesting underwater topography of Umm Hararim, divers will see plentiful soft corals, different types of colorful nudibranchs, wrasses, groupers, sharks, and barracudas.

Reachable from

Marsa Alam

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