Marsa Alam, Casa Mare Resort

Shore dive | All levels | Suitable for snorkellers also

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One of the few wrecks in the southern red sea, this is a cargo vessel that collided with the reef, and is now home to a wide variety of coral and fish life. The maximum depth around the wreck is 18 meters, making it ideal for all levels. After the dive we enjoy lunch in a traditional bedouin camp in the mangroove bay of El Qualaan, with its stunning white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. Full day excursion.

Shore dive | All levels | Ideal for divers and snorkellers
The bay slopes slowly down to 25 meters at its deepest area. on the north side at around 17 meters there is a group of shy garden eels, which can be seen if approached slowly.
Crocodile fish can often be found hiding close the reef in sheltered spots. Aong the reef there are many tiny caves that are filled with glassfish, and lionfish will be close by hunting for them. A careful eye can also find a variety of smalll colorful nudubranchs, all of course in addition to the many brightly coloured reef fish and corals.
Special trip | Wall/Drift Dive | Advanced Open Water Diver | Minimum 50 logged dives
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Usually dived in the afternoon, this side of the reef is also beautiful with many fan and soft corals, and of course many chances to see sharks, including the oceanic white tips, reef sharks and occasionally hammerhead sharks.
Delayed SMB required, minimum number of participants needed.

Shore dive | All levels | Ideal for divers and snorkellers
This ‘Marsa’ is well protected from the wind and waves and has a slowly sloping bottom, so dives are possible at any depth from 5 meters to 25 meters. At this site seahorses can be found in the shallow area, and a little bit deeper Napolean fish can often be seen. Crocodile fish can often be found close by the reef.
Shore Dive | All Levels

This site offers a shore dive that is suitable for everyone as it protected from the currents that are often strong in the area. Here you can see all of the beautiful fish and corals that are typical of the Southern Red Sea, with a maximum depth of 25meters the dive is suitable for all.

Full day – 2 boat dives | All levels | Ideal for divers and snorkellers

The boat will depart from Hamata, after around 2 hours of sailing we reach the south attols close to bernice. This is a famous site for safari boat trips. We plan for 2 dives in the area of Sataya reef where we have very good chances of meeting the resident pod of dolphins, who come to play with the divers and snorkellers visiting. Delayed SMB is required for divers, minimum number of participants needed, Ideal for groups.

Coral Gardens | All Levels
Abu galawa name is inspired from the shape of the reef the word galawa in Arabic means a lagoon pool formed by the reef, you will find a number of different types of fishes but the real highlight of the dive is the hard corals which are in excellent condition in a whole spectrum of color. As well as the stunning reef there is also a small wreck, an american sailboat 18 meters long which sank the 1980s, its now home to many fish, although coral growth over the wreck is limited as the hull is made form synthetic materials. Abu Galawa is 16km east of Hamata, around 80 minutes by boat.
Wreck/Reef | All Levels
The “Tienstin”, as it is commonly called, is the phonetic pronunciation of the ship’s actual Chinese name of Tien Hsing. Built at Ta Chung Hua Shipbuilding & Engineering Works, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China in 1935, she was a steam powered tugboat of approximately 300 tons and 35 meters in length.
What little information that is available concerning the Tien Hsing indicates that she was on passage from Suez to Massawa, Eritrea, when she ran aground and sank at Abu Galawa Kibeer on 26 October 1943.
The Wreck Today:
The Tien Hsing lies in 18 meters of water at the base of the reef’s southern face on the western end of the reef. Lying relatively parallel to the reef, with her part of her bow buried deeply in it, the wreck is listing over to starboard at approximately 40-45 degrees. Her bow just breaks the surface of the water at low tide and her rudder and propeller are partially buried in the sandy seabed at 17-18 meters. All of the wooden parts of the boat are long gone, leaving behind the steel superstructure which is new encrusted by hard and soft corals, especially on the port (upper) side. The keel is still intact and it is possible to swim under the ship between the reef and the keel. Penetration of the wreck is gained through two doors located on the starboard side which allow access to the pilothouse and the engine room where the engine and boilers are still in place. Another penetration point is located on the aft starboard side of the wreck which leads into a small head (bathroom) where the toilet is still in place.
There are often white tips sharks around the wreck, as well as Napolean fish and giant morays and many more reef fish. The wreck is a real favorite for photographers with many opportunities for macro and wide angle shots. Abu Galawa is 16km east of Hamata, around 80min by boat
All Levels
One of the most talked about reefs in the fury shoals reef system, the reef is roughly square shaped, close to the moorings on the south side there is a cave system, which provides excellent opportunities for photographers, with the advantage of being right next to the moorings!
The cave has a maximum depth of just 14 meters, and provides a hiding place for large morays, lion fish and blue spotted rays.there are 5 different entry and exit points to the caves and lots of ambient light inside.
On the west side there are is a wonderful hard coral garden, on the north side there is a passage that splits Claudio form the next reef block, current can be strong here but hen the current is light its possible to visit the pinnacles here which are full of life.
On the south side there are good chances to meet the three large napolean wrasse that live here, and usually there are many groups of shoaling fish.
A dive not to be missed!

Shaab Claudio is close to Shaab Ini and Shaab Gannah, and often dived in th same trip, the area is around 1 1/2 hours sailing time from Hamata port.

Coral Gardens/Cave/Canyon |All Levels
Another one of the famous spots on Fury Shoals.
The most attractive part of the reef is the southern side, where the boat moors. The reef is a a paradise for the diver who loves to explore, there are caves, canyons and cracks, all full of life. The north side of the reef can also be dived where there is a beautiful coral garden.
On the east and west sides close to the reef there are many coral blocks with hard and soft corals, and many kids of reef fish, another spot that is not to be missed.
Drop off | Advanced divers

One of the furthest dive sites, arranged as a special trip, approximately 2 1/2 hours sailing time.
This huge pinnacle rises up from around 100 meters, its possible to circle the entire pinnacle in about 30 minutes. Due to its deep drop offs its a dive for the more advanced, but well worth the visit, it is one of the best places to spot sharks, its possible to encounter grey reef sharks, thresher sharks and even oceanic white tips, but most of all its famous for hammerheads, sometimes a group of up to 50 hammerheads can be seen!
Even when the sharks do not make an appearance its a dive not to be missed with stunning corals and huge shoals of fish, this really is a gem of southern red sea diving.

At the edge of the National Park. This destination is reachable with a short navigation and will leave you breathless for its incredibly alive reef. Sea turtles, moray eel and other many inhabitants of this gorgeous reef wait for your visit.

Enjoy one night in the Red Sea! Two days and one night in the beautiful landscape of the Wadi el Gimal National Park, sleeping on board of a luxury safari motor yacht. 5 dives included in 5 different dives spot of the beautiful area of Sataya Reef.