30.07. to 06.08.22 Fury Shoals & St. Johns

  • Itinerary

    Fury Shoals & St. Johns

  • Departure and arrival

    Hamata

  • Price

    950 €

  • Requirements

    AOWD

Liveaboard

 

Fury Shoals is a large reef area in the south of Egypt. It offers many reefs, which guarantee a varied diving. There is a great variety of hard and soft corals, countless colourful shoals of fish and also a small wreck of a sailing ship. There are also big fish encounters. Fury Shoals is above all a hotspot for dolphins. The main reef, Sha'ab Sataya, is home to a large school of spinner dolphins. You can swim with them in the bay and snorkel. With luck, the dolphins get close and are also keen on interacting with humans.

Fury Shoals can be made exclusively on our boat Hadeer. Due to the variety of dive sites this tour is suitable for all levels of divers. It can be adapted to divers with little experience and families. Non-divers are also welcome. Many of the reefs also offer excellent snorkelling opportunities.

 

 

 

Sataya Reef is the main reef of the Fury Shoals, also known as Sataya Dolphinhouse in the south of Egypt, Marsa Alam. The horseshoe shaped reef is home to a large school of spinner dolphins. It is possible to snorkel and swim with the dolphins in their natural environment. They are often playful and come close to the boat.

For divers Sataya offers easier and more difficult dive sites. On the outer walls you can dive along the drop-offs to a depth of 40 meters, and you also have the chance to see something big swimming in the blue water. With a bit of luck also whale sharks. In the outer bays there are easier and shallower dive sites with a great chance for turtles.

Due to the variety of dive sites, this tour is suitable for all levels of divers. It can be adapted to suit divers with little experience and families. Non-divers are also welcome. Many of the reefs also offer excellent snorkelling opportunities.

Malahi a small, rugged reef with many canyons and caves to dive through. The average depth is 20 meters, but it is more common to dive less. You dive your way through the canyons amidst massive coral blocks on both sides. This is a perfect place for fans of underwater photography. While diving, you can find many kinds of sea animals and shoals of fish.

Shaab Claudio a round reef, with impressive canyons and simple caves. Make a quiet dive, let yourself be inspired by the many light shows. In the southern part there is a small, simple cave system where you cannot get lost. Many of them are open to the top, creating spectacular light effects in the systems.

Abu Galawa is an easy to dive reef system with various possibilities. Very colourful reef walls and small reef towers in the sand, which you can explore. It is great for macrophotography, there is a lot to discover. A highlight is the sailing ship which sank in 1980, which is still very well-preserved and is perfect for photos.

For a more detailed overview, please see Fury Shoals.

The St. Johns Reefs, deep in the south of the Egyptian Red Sea, a real treasure. Due to their remote location, the reefs are less frequented and are in top condition. St. Johns offers a variety of reefs for great variety. Great coral reefs covered with hard and soft corals, steep walls, caves, tunnels and overhangs. Also worth a look in the blue water for big fish encounters. The reefs are close together, so you can visit several of them per day. On this tour we do 3 dives per day except on the first and last day and where possible also a night dive.

Habili Ali is one of the biggest reefs, covered with big black fan corals. Also, here it is always worth a look into the blue, something big can swim by at any time. Umm Kaharim, means mother of the caves. A spectacular dive site with a colourful reef and many caves and canyons. Incredible light effects and a paradise for macrophotography. There is a lot to discover from big scorpion fish to nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs. Gota Soghayr is a small reef with steep walls. Often Napoleon's fish are found here and with luck you can also see buffalo head parrotfish. There are many overhangs and a small cave. Gota Kebira is an 800 m long reef, which is ideal for drift dives. In the north there is a plateau where the currents separate and offers a great chance for shark encounters. The southern plateau is home to unicorn fish and often turtles.
Habili Jaffar is a small oval reef, which is part of the reef system known as St. Johns. The average depth of the dive site is 3-30 m with visibility up to 30 m. With deep walls that drop off on all sides, this is an ideal place for all divers.
Dangerous Reef is the southernmost reef in St. Johns. Although it has a "dangerous" name, it is an ideal anchorage and excellent for night dives. There are many crevices in the reef, which you can easily and safely dive through.


Due to weather conditions or government regulations, Infinity Diving Safari reserves the right to change the itinerary.