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Diving at Shag Rock

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Shag Rock is an egg-shaped reef reachable by boat from Sharm-el Sheik but more often done on safari and live-aboard cruises. There are actually two of those reefs very close together and because of the absence of a name for the northern reef Shag Rock is often referred to for both of them. Its name comes from the numerous cormorants or shags which were visible on an old light frame. On occasions those birds can still be seen sitting on top of parts of the reef. The best diving can be done at the southern of the two at its east side where you will see many pelagic, soft and hard corals. There are sea cucumbers, sweetlips and many butterflyfish. It is a regular reef where you can make some easy dives. There is a wreck named the Kingston in the east and another named the Carina in the north.

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