Place Category: Hurghada / El Gouna
60-90 minutes away from Hurghada. On the southern end of Abu Ramada a small islet and 3 large boulders are separated from the main island. The dive site is on the reef south of here. To the east of the mooring points a sloping wall tumbles away to 35m. A long swim away is a bubble-like grotto with several entry points. It is filled with many varieties of Soft Coral, Sweepers, Cardinal Fish and Soldier Fish. To the southwest are numerous shallow pinnacles with abundant fish life. The seabed here is a bare, lunar looking concretion of compacted sand.
Always calm except on a southerly wind (rare). Current is mild (if at all) at the east and west corners.
Head west from the moorings at about 25m. The deepest of the pinnacles is at about this depth. It has a split running through the middle that looks like the mouth of a clam shell. It provides sanctuary to Soldier Fish, Glass Eye Snapper, Hatchet Fish and also Sweet Lips. From here, head onto a shallower shelf behind, this is where the remainder of the pinnacles are. Spend your time here, returning shallow along the main reef.
Numerous free swimming Morays, Banner Fish, Napoleons, Emperor Fish, Sweet Lips, Unicornfish, Goatfish and Squid.