Place Category: Hurghada / El Gouna
This reef, also from older fisherman known as ‘Fufuleya’, lies 60-90 minutes from Hurghada. It is marked by a pointed tongue of reef poking out from the east side of Giftun Kebir. To the south side of the tongue it is basically dead. To the north though is an attractive Hard Coral garden that extends north-eastwards as a succession of alternating coral ridges and sand patches. There is a beautiful shallow lagoon 150m past the tongue.
Perfectly calm on the surface but you may encounter occasional strong currents during the dive.
This is best dived as a drift. Jump in 200-300m past the point and weave your way back to the moorings through the coral garden. If you can locate it then spend some time in the shallow lagoon basking in the sun. Its entrance is at 2-3m.
Shaab Sabrina is mainly dived for its impressive coral landscape, not for its fish life. Nevertheless, expect to see Puffers, Turtles, Bannerfish, Bluecheek Butterflyfish, Cornettfish, various Surgeonfish, Broomtail Wrasse and bicolour Parrotfish. In the lagoon are Cornetfish, Clams, Pencil Urchins and Yellow Chromis in an oasis of Staghorn hushes and Plate Fire Coral.