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Diving at the dive site Eel Garden
|Name Dive Site:||Eel Garden|
|Depth: ||5-20m (16-65ft)|
|Visibility: ||10-30m (32-98ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||lars, © Author: Lars Hemel|
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Eel Garden is reached by swimming over 100 meters of shallow reef. There you can enter a lagoon, which is not more that 1.5 meters wide at its narrowest part. The main attraction is the many eels that live in the sand outside the lagoon. They pop out of their homes to eat plankton and those long and small creatures create a landscape that resemble like grass sticking out of the sand. The current created by the narrow lagoon can make it very hard to reach the main reef.
Life is excellent here and photographers won't have difficulties in finding their perfect object. Some of the reef fish that are very common are bannerfish, parrotfish, angelfish and batfish. You will see schools of anthias, morays, lionfish, unicorns, gobies, damsel and groupers. Stingrays hang out near the bottom and clams and pipefish are common as well. Coral is flourishing with some types of antler and plate coral, but also anemones and sponges. It is a great dive site, and although it is great to see the eels once this is not the place to stay your whole dive. Try to visit the other parts of the reef as well.
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Diveshop- Deep Blue Divers Dahab, 34 P O Box Masbat st., Dahab
Deep Blue Divers Dahab
We are deep blue divers; Situated in the centre of the old Bedouin Village of Dahab.The Sea is where we do our business which obviously, is diving.As we are situated on the glorious Red sea we can offer you diving, snorkeling diving safaris by boat, camel or jeep and we can also promise you lots of fish, lots of coral and plenty of water. We opened our doors for the first time on August 1st 2000.
|Deep Blue Divers|
| ||34 P O Box Masbat st.|
Other- King Safari Dahab, el Masbat Street, Dahab
King Safari Dahab
Egyptian tour company specializing in private and group tours and trips of a lifetime.Licensed Egyptian tour company based in the town of Dahab in the south Sinai. We offer every kind of tour you could want througout Egypt, from dive holidays to camel riding, from transporation to Cairo to trips to Jordan and Israel. Contact us and let us help you plan your next adventure!
|King Safari Dahab|
0020 0106 0200950
| ||el Masbat Street|
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Eel Garden takes its name from the countless garden eels that carpet the sea floor not far from the entry point of the dive. After walking over the reef plate to the entry spot which is a nine metre canyon, it then broadens into a large sandy area that slopes down gradually. After diving along a jutting reef that lies perpendicular to the main reef the eels slowly come into view, waving to and fro in the current like synchronized swimmers who vanish back into the sand as you approach. Descend to about 20m where you will find a nearly flat section of reef with coral boulders and several table corals. It is quite common to find a thick congregation of barracudas regularly patrolling the area. On your way back at around 5 and 10m you will see healthy, wide range variety of both soft and hard corals and look out here for the rare seagrass ghost pipefish.
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