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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

James & Mac Diving Center

Email: info@james-mac.com Telephone: 0020 122 311 8923

          This diving center has been under the same management since 1987 and is located in the Giftun Hotel (Giftun Azur Beach) at a perfect distance to all dive sites of Hurghada. From this central location they have the facilities to reach all northern and southern dive sites of Hurghada which gives them a selection of more than 50 dive spots. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the diving centre as well as its ideal facilities and own diving boats are the result of years of experience in the field of diving. Their jetty is conveniently located directly on the hotel beach. All their diving trips start from here. An important part of the diving centre is the “Shaab Stella” bar and the surrounding area. After returning from a dive trip this area offers an ideal way to finish the day. The bar offers a variety of soft drinks, juices and beer free of charge for all guest of the Giftun Hotel.
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