Shaab Iris

 

Skill Level: Guided Scuba Diver

Max Depth: 15 m

Access: Boat

 

 

Part of the Abu Nugar complex, and west of Umm Gamar, this is a sand bottom with scattered coral heads. Very interesting for seeing little fish and branches since there is enough sand that you can ground yourself withoug worrying about hitting the coral here.

Often seen at this site are barracuda, feather tailed stingray, scorpion fish and dolphin. There is reputedly a resident white tip shark but you have to be on the site early for a sighting.