Place Category: Safaga
Just inside the headland of Ras Abu Soma is a closely packed clump of erg known as Tobia Arbaa, Arbaa means four by Arabic, but there are actually seven of them, hence their other name, The Seven Pinnacles. As ergs go, they are unusually tall and narrow and they stand on a sandy seabed at 12m like a forest of sawed-off tree trunks.
In the lee of Ras Abu Soma, this site is guaranteed wave and current free.
The illustration is more an impression than an exact statement of position but don’t worry, each erg is within sight of the next and it’s easy to find your way around.
This place was designed for photographers. Clouds of Anthias and Basslets cover Soft Coral clad overhangs to give that classic Red Sea image. There are Lionfish by the dozen and also Pufferfish, Napoleons, Barracuda and occasionally even a large Potato Cod. On the sand lurk Spiny Devilfish.