Shaab Abu Nugar

Shaab Abu Nugar

Dive Site Overview

Depth: 9 - 14 M Diffculty: Beginner Type: Drift dive , Reef garden , Shallow , Reef , dolphins , coral garden

Shaab Abu Nugar is positioned as one of the most northern dive sites near Hurghada, nearly touching El Gouna. The boat journey takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

The dive site has a depth ranging from 0 to 14 meters at the main reef, leading to a sheer drop-off.

While the journey to Shaab Abu Nugar can be rough in windy conditions, there are several protected mooring sites. This dive site is suitable for all levels of divers and training.

Dive Site Details
  • Northern Beauty: Shaab Abu Nugar captivates divers with its intricate main reef adorned with a plethora of hard corals and numerous ergs. Marine life includes eagle rays, turtles, broomtail wrasse, and parrotfish.
  • Pristine Marine Haven: This dive site offers a rich marine tapestry with vibrant corals in impeccable condition. Protected moorings make it accessible even in windy conditions. Nudibranchs, groupers, snappers, and a stunning array of corals define the underwater landscape.
  • Aruk Abu Nugar Exploration: Venture to Aruk Abu Nugar, part of the Shaab Abu Nugar complex, for a unique underwater journey. Encounter lionfish, stonefish, scorpionfish, octopus, and the occasional Napoleon fish. The current is mild, suitable for various skill levels.
  • Dive into the Depths: Shaab Abu Nugar, with its depth ranging from 0 to 14 meters at the main reef, offers a diverse underwater experience. Explore Torfa Abu Nugar in the north, Gota Abu Nugar to the east, and Erug Abu Nugar in the south. Discover a variety of marine life and excellent conditions for divers of all levels.
  • Tapestry of Coral Formations: Abu Nugar, with its five dive sites, stands out for its captivating T-shaped reef. Dive on the shallow reef to explore a fantastic underwater world dominated by hard corals, table corals, and gorgonians. Exercise caution to respect the marine life of Abu Nugar.

What do you expect to see here

Shaab Abu Nugar is a mesmerizing underwater realm teeming with diverse marine life and captivating coral formations

 As you explore the depths of this aquatic wonder, be prepared to encounter a rich tapestry of underwater marvels:

  • Eagle Rays in Graceful Flight: Keep your eyes peeled for the elegant movements of eagle rays gliding through the water.
  • Turtle Encounters: Shaab Abu Nugar is a favored spot for turtles, and you might be lucky enough to witness these ancient mariners gracefully navigating the ocean depths.
  • Broomtail Wrasse Ballet: Witness the vibrant and colorful dance of broomtail wrasse.
  • Parrotfish Parade: The lively parrotfish, with their kaleidoscopic colors, add a burst of vibrancy to the underwater scene. 
  • Nudibranch Extravaganza: For enthusiasts of macro marine life, Shaab Abu Nugar presents an opportunity to discover an array of nudibranchs. These small, colorful sea slugs showcase nature's intricate artistry.
  • Gorgonian Gardens: Explore the enchanting gorgonian gardens adorned with yellow and purple hues.
  • Horn Corals and Brain Corals: Immerse yourself in the world of hard corals, including the distinctive horn corals and brain corals.

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