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Diving at dive site Sha'ab Sharm or Gota Sharm

Name Dive Site:Sha'ab Sharm
Depth: 15-40m (49-131ft)
Visibility: 10-30m (32-98ft)
Accessibility: Live-aboard
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Sha'ab Sharm is a large and kidney shaped reef with a steep sloping wall at its south and east sides and plateaus at both ends. Diving here is often done as a drift dive from the north. From there you generally drift back to the plateau, from where you can see several beautiful ergs. The plateau is said to be the top of a huge undersea volcano. There is also a cave system at more than 50 meters of depth, but this is for technical divers only. Currents can be strong so pay attention to the place where you will be picked up.

The best places to dive are the southern and southeastern sections of the reef, where the plateau is overgrown with hard and soft corals. You will see shoals of barracuda, snappers and groupers. It has beautiful soft corals, forests of black coral and huge gorgonian fans. Snappers, unicorns, morays and turtles are not uncommon as well. Enjoy this fantastic dive site where a lot can still be explored.

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