Place Category: Hurghada / El Gouna
From 60 to 90 minutes east of Hurghada opposite the Small Giftun Police Station there is one dive that invokes more enthusiasm than any other. It is a drift along a Gorgonian clad wall, which merges with an extensive plateau and drop-off. The plateau lies between 15 and 25 m and the wall apparently have no bottom.
Sometimes choppy near the drop-in point but your boat will wait in the calm water of the moorings, close to the blue lagoon. Current is always from the north, but is unpredictable – sometimes mild, sometimes howling.
Where you drop in depends on how good you are on air and how deep you intend to go. Opposite the two beaches is a safe bet. Opposite the tower is also possible. Put your right shoulder to the reef and head south. There are caves at 35m and a tunnel leading from 40 to 45m (out of bounds for most recreational divers). Where the plateau starts, you can continue following the drop-off but take care not to go too far or you’ll lose the main reef.
On the plateau, Napoleons and Morays are guaranteed, because they have been fed in the past. L Feeding marine life disrupts the natural ecosystem, please don’t do it!!!
There are also many Blue-spotted Rays, Painted Triggerfish and Crocodilefish. On the drop-off are Turtles, Jackfish and early in the morning, a very good chance of Sharks. In September, beware of Titan Triggerfish.