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Shaab El Erg is an 18-meter-deep dive site which can cater to all levels of divers, as the current here is of medium intensity.

The dive spot is accessed only by boat.

The horseshoe shape adds an extra layer of interesting things which can be explored here in an excellent visibility which can reach 30 meters, also helped by the sandy bottom of the dive spot. There are also ergs in the middle of the dive site.

This means that Shaab El Erg is an incredible dive site for underwater photographers, which can never get bored here.

Divers exploring Shaab El Erg can enjoy here a coral garden with hard corals, table corals, brain corals as well as majestic pinnacles.

The fish inhabiting the reef here include pufferfish, butterflyfish, Napoleon wrasse, triggerfish and bannerfish.

Moray eels, blue spotted stingrays and occasionally dolphins, reef sharks and turtles make Shaab El Erg a truly exciting dive for anyone.

Dive site info provided by Ben Jakobsen on Feb, 25th 2019

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What species were encountered by the ones who dived here


Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Orca Dive Club El Gouna Paradisio

Email: info@orca-diveclub-paradisio.com Telephone: +20 - 1066011425

          The newest ORCA Dive Club in Egypt is located at the beachfront resort Club Paradisio with all-inclusive program. The diving center is built at the end of the beautiful bay and only a few steps to reach the speed boat (zodiac) for a half day diving trips.The ORCA Dive Club Paradisio is equipped with 90 12-liter aluminium tanks, two Bauer compressors, a Nitrox filling station and 30 full rental equipment. For young divers starting 8 years old they also offer suitable rental equipment.

Diving Forever Hurghada

Email: divingforever_hurghada@yahoo.com Telephone: (+2) 01111211804

          This German diving center offers diving courses from PADI and CMAS from Open Water to the Dive Master, special dives such as wreck diving, deep diving and Nitrox course.

Tgi Diving El Gouna

Email: info@tgidiving.com Telephone: +20 122 741 1336

          This is a prestigious 5* Dive center which provides all kinds of diving and snorkeling trips. They provide diving education for all levels of divers from the free Try Scuba in the pool (free for all guests of El Gouna), through to Instructor levels – all using the latest digital and audio visual education techniques. They have 8 diving staff on board, the team ranging from the minimum Divemaster/Dive Guide qualification through to Instructor level. The Dive Connection’s Center in Panorama that hosts guests offers a secure equipment storage room, a technical workshop for equipment repairs, classroom for courses, a reception area for equipment check-in and check-out, and a well stocked dive shop with many gadgets and books for divers and snorkelers. They also have several other PADI specialty courses.

New Blue Brothers Diving Ltd.

Email: info@bluebrothers.de Telephone: +20 1066654101

          They offer daily boat diving in guided groups of max. 8 divers per guide, smaller groups are available on request and against surcharge. Experienced divers are free to go unguided as a buddy team after their first dive with them. They offer free 12l Nitrox tanks. A special highlight are the half-day Dolphin Spotting trips by their comfortable speed-boat. Half-day diving and snorkeling trips are also available

Easy Divers Academy

Email: elgouna@easydivers-academy.com Telephone: +20 (0)6 53 58 00 27

          Easy Divers Academy is a PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort (but also CEDIP, acknowledged by the FFESSM, CMAS) dive centre under Belgian management established since 1999. They will cater for all divers' activities (daily dives, night dives or wreck dives). El Gouna being located 20 km North of Hurghada, this ideal position allows them to dive the wrecks of Abu Nuhas (Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M) during our daily dives, without surcharge. They also organize special dives to the Rosalie Moller, as well as night dives (those special dives are subject to additional charges). Quality, safety, maintenance and renewal of the equipment are given the highest priority. By being a member of HEPCA, the Hurghada Environmental Protection & Conservation Association, Easy Divers Academy actively supports their activities to safeguard the treasures of the Red Sea for generations to come.

Gulf Divers

Email: info@gulfdivers.com Telephone: +20 115 784 7733

Aquastars Hurghada

Email: info@aqua-stars.com Telephone: (002) 01008552921

          They are PADI 5 Star, which means they are certified by PADI to provide the highest standard of education and professionalism, borne out by 'PADI Excellence in Dive Centers Award'. They are specialized in getting peoplecertified, which is why their PADI Open Water courses are so popular with groups.

Emperor Divers El Gouna

Email: reservations@emperordivers.com Telephone: (+20) 1222340995

          They have PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centres & BSAC Travel Partners, they cater for divers from all certification agencies. They also specialise in getting divers certified, or helping them continue their education, which is why being partnered to the number one training agency in the world, PADI, helps them find the right course, from beginner to professional. They are based in host hotels from chains like Three Corners or independents such as the Marina Lodge. They offer a wide range of accommodations to suit every budget, and offer plenty of 'zero transfer' diving options.

Orca Dive Club El Gouna

Email: info@orca-diveclubs.com Telephone: 0020 - 122 2337950

          The ORCA Dive Club in the legendary "Turtles Inn" is located directly at Abu-Tig marina, the promenade in El Gouna. It is also know for its atmospheric harbour festivals. The diving centre is equipped with 150 twelve litres aluminium tanks which have DIN-connections. The necessary air is provided by a Bauer K 15.1 with air provision speed of 450 l/min and a Nitrox unit which also provides 450 litres per minute. The base has a total of 30 rental equipment sets some of which are suitable for children. There are also 8 litre steel bottles available for kids.

Colona Divers El Gouna

Email: info@colona.com Telephone: +20 10-0213-8409

          Colona Divers offers the full range of PADI diving courses from basic to pro level, as well as various dive packages.
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