Tobia Soraya

Depth: 10-15 m Difficulty: ** There are a lot of interesting swim-throughs for careful divers here – one located on the southwestern reef tip at 5 m, another on the southwestern reef tip at 12 m and a thurd in the central reef pinnacle at 6 m. There is a proliferation of coral and marine…

Tobia Kebir

Depth: 7-17 m Difficulty: ** Ideal for all levels of divers as there is rarely any current here. If current is present, it will normally run from north to south coming down the sides of the main, oval-shaped reef. On the eastern side of the reef (this side has more coral growth than the westside),…

Shaab Saiman

Depth: 10-35 m Difficulty: *** Parallel It is an elongated piece of reef, separated from the main coastline reef. This creates a sand canyon between Shaab Saiman and the coastal reef which at its shallowest is only 7 m from the surface and slopes away 40 m to the west. On the outside of Shaab…

Ras Abu Soma

Depth: 4-40 m Difficulty: ** Parallel There is a large lagoon in the reef top and this site is easily accessible from the shore, where in recent years a jetty has been constructed as well as a dive vessel. Current isn’t common here. The reef drops down to 15 m where there is a sandy…

Tobia Arba

Depth: 10-30 m Difficulty: ** Arbaa means 4 in Arabic, so the dive site’s name means Four Reef Pieces. While there are four main ergs here (one split under the surface, making it appear as two), there is also a further erg within easy swimming distance. The bases of the ergs are at around 10…

Tobia Hamra

Depth: 5-25 m Difficulty: *** A good way to dive here is to be dropped further out to the east and drop down the sloping wall to 30 m. The reef is a series of thin sandy plateaus bordered and surrounded by masses of hard boulder coral which you can weave your way in and…

Abu Kafan

Depth: 20-400 m Difficulty: ***** A very nice wall dive on an offshore reef that emerges up from the deep. There is an extra erg stuck on the southern end of the reef. As well as all the usual reef fish, you can see blue-spotted rays and giant moray here. In he gap between the…

Shaab Claude

Depth: 5-22 m Difficulty: ** The site is famous for its resident family of long nose hawk fish (five in total) and they can be found in a large cluster of fan and brush corals that grow out of a cave in 15m and reach up towards just below the surface, on the southern side…