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Diving at the dive site Ras Umm Sid

Name Dive Site:Ras Umm Sid
Depth: 5-35m (16-114ft)
Visibility: 10-30m (32-98ft)
Accessibility: Shore
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GPS:N28°25.255', E34°27.442'

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Ras Umm Sid is famous for its beautiful well formed table coral. Diving at Umm Sid starts by entering a wide corridor carved into a steep reef. From there you can best go left, because the right side is only attractive for the occasional gorgonian fans. Some very large ones can be found in depth of 30 meter. Located somewhat more to the south out of reach of the big crowds, makes this dive site one of the best in the Dahab region. The current tends to be a bit stronger than in other places, which attracts big fish. You will also see smaller species such as the common lion fish, unicorns, anemones and pufferfish. This is a beautiful dive where you have to take the time to see it all.

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Name: ayman

Umm Sid features abundant fish life and a variety of reef structures which are all in exceptional condition as the dive site was not dived as frequently in the past as others in Dahab. Entry is through a wide corridor carved into a steeply sloping reef. Scuba diving around and beneath a massive coral tongue until you reach a sandy slope inhabited by garden eels. Follow the slope down into a beautiful coral garden, for advanced divers descend down to 30 metres and view the spectacular giant gorgonians. Here you can spot small longnose hawkfish. Ascend up to 18 metres and end the dive by a slow excursion over the table corals and along a reef wall which is covered in soft corals and anthias, look closely and spot the number of nudibranchs of all varieties.

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