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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 25, 2019

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Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

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.

Blue Planet Liveaboards

Email: info@blueplanet-liveaboards.com Telephone: +20 1281414499

          Choose your cruise from Scuba Diving, to free diving or Kite surfing to satisfy your desires. Discover the best coral reefs in the world and see one of the world’s most mesmerizing marine environments, flourish nearly every species of coral and incredible fish life. Thrill-seekers, Kite-surfers will enjoy the drift built-up by hacking through the blue lagoons powered only by the wind. You will find our diving team to be professional, friendly, helpful and ready to take care of you on your new Red Sea adventure. Trusted professional brand name scuba diving manufacturers manufacture all of our diving equipment, tanks and diving gear. Our gear is meticulously maintained to ensure your comfort and safety. On our liveaboard dive safaris to the Red Sea, our main priorities on our boats are your safety and comfort. We cater for vegetarian and non-vegetarians, and any other special needs you require.

Aquanaut Diving Club

Email: info@aquanautclub.com Telephone: +2 (0)122 - 2480463

          Aquanaut Diving Club in Hurghada offers everything one might require in scuba diving activities: diving courses, daily diving, liveaboards, Nitrox, night dive.

Dolphins Welfare

Email: info@dolphinswelfare.com Telephone: +201007961646

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.

Hurghada Adventure

Email: info@hurghada-adventure.com Telephone: 0201125000773

Rojo Dive Safari

Email: info@rojodivesafari.com Telephone: +20 102 345 9427

          They have been sailing and diving the waters of the Red Sea since 2011. They are dedicated exclusively to the organization of diving safaris in life on board for 7 days. They are Dan Club Member, Professional Dan Partners and their boats are certified and endorsed by CDWS (Chamber Diving Water Sports) and SSI (Scuba School International) to ensure the maximum safety of all participants in each of their safaris.

Diving Center Hurghada

Email: divemind@gmail.com Telephone: +201142220857

          The Blue Dive Mind Diving Center provides a daily course, involving intense training and the first taste of scuba diving. The facilities at Blue Dive Mind diving centre includes a offices, classroom, dive equipment repair, compressor room, showers, wash trays for gear, gear racks and staff to load gear. They have several boats, ranging in size from 25 to 35 meter in length. Safety gear is on board and they have radio contact with the diving center and other boats. The boats are equipped with oxygen and an emergency first aid kit. Decompression chamber is about 1 km from diving center. Diving boats are captained by experienced and qualified skippers and the divemasters and diving instructors are competent and very knowledgeable.
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