Place Category: Safaga
10 minutes southeast of Tobia Island and only 30 minutes from Safaga is one large oblong reef with a chain of three ergs stretching southwards. The west side stands in 6-7m water and is naturally dead, like a lagoon. The east side shelves to 15m and catches enough current to be quite colourful.
The mooring area is well protected from the sea. Current is usually mild from the north.
Head out through the obvious channel between the ergs and main reef and head north. Turn back with enough air to investigate the chain of ergs to the south, staying on the outside where is more life.
Many species of Triggerfish are represented here Redlined, Painted, Halfmoon, Titan and Picasso Triggerfishes. Abudjubbe Wrasse, Sling-jaw Wrasse and especially Broomtail Wrasse abound. This gaudily painted fish is the drag-queen of the coral reef. Its gay carnival of colour adds a lively note to even the dullest dive. In summer this site is sometimes visited by Bottlenose Dolphins.