Banana reef

 

It is situated just off the end of Ben El Gubal near the middle of the Giftun Straight lies Banana reef. This dive site also has multiple names, Gotta Torfa El Shait, Gotta Ben El Gubal and Shaab Farasha. To some divers, it is “Y” shaped and others see it shaped more like a banana, hence it’s name.

Regardless of the name, this reef is surrounded by shallow water, maximum depth of 15 meters. This area is most known for the extensive colonies of banner fish but other fish include emperor angelfish, puffers, unicorns and lots of small fish living in the pinnacle and gorgonian formation.