Umm Gamar

Umm Gamar

Dive Site Overview

Depth: 12-40 M Diffculty: Beginner Type: Big fish , Cave , Deep dive , Drift dive , Reef wall , Reef , Island , Drop off , dolphins

Prepare to be captivated by the hidden beauty of Umm Gamar Dive Site, an aquatic treasure nestled near the enchanting Umm Gamar Island.
This diving destination promises an extraordinary underwater journey that will leave you in awe of nature's artistry.

Umm Gamar Dive Site is not just another diving spot; it's a doorway to an underwater realm that holds a world of surprises. Situated to the northeast of Hurghada, this site offers a unique opportunity to explore the thriving ecosystem of the Red Sea.

Umm Gamar Dive Site isn't just about diving; it's about delving into a mysterious world where marine life, vibrant corals, and hidden wonders converge.

Umm Gamar Dive Site beckons adventurers to the north-east of Hurghada, Egypt. It is located in the open sea, approximately 60 minutes by boat from the bustling heart of Hurghada.

This remote gem, embraced by the vastness of the Red Sea, offers a sense of solitude and pristine diving conditions that beckon explorers to uncover its secrets.


Diving into the depths of Umm Gamar reveals a diverse underwater realm that ranges from shallow to dramatic depths.

The south plateau, a focal point of the site, extends to a depth of 14 to 24 meters. Here, a magnificent coral garden flourishes, attracting an array of marine life.
On the northern side, deeper waters reach a depth of 27 meters, unveiling a world of coral formations and intriguing underwater landscapes.


Diving conditions at Umm Gamar are as varied as its underwater landscapes. While experience is required for the dramatic deep wall on the east side, the south plateau caters to divers of various skill levels.

The site is not entirely protected from currents, and divers should remain cautious, particularly on the north side. When weather conditions are calm, diving on the north side becomes a rewarding experience, offering sheltered dives amidst large table corals and bustling schools of fish.

What do you expect to see here

  • Breathtaking Coral Gardens: Umm Gamar dazzles divers with vibrant coral gardens, home to batfish, moray eels, and turtles.
  • Enchanting Soft Corals: Explore a mesmerizing small erg adorned with delicate soft corals and glassfish, a visual feast for underwater photographers.
  • Colourful Marine Cast: Encounter a diverse cast of marine characters, from butterflyfish and crocodile fish to graceful eagle rays.
  • Predator-Prey Dynamics: Witness the captivating interactions between predators like lionfish, jackfish, and scorpionfish, and their agile prey.
  • The Spectacle of Glassfish: Immerse yourself in nature's spectacle as glassfish dart through the water, evading predators' calculated advances.

Experience the Magic with Blue Paradise Dive Centre

Diving at Umm Gamar is a thrilling adventure suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced divers.

While the north side caters to advanced divers, the south side offers a captivating experience for divers of various skill levels.

Let Blue Paradise Dive Center be your gateway to exploring the enchanting depths of Umm Gamar Dive Site. Join us for an unforgettable underwater journey filled with rich biodiversity, vibrant corals, and breathtaking encounters.

Embark on Your Umm Gamar Adventure

Discover the wonders of the Umm Gamar Dive Site with Blue Paradise Dive Center. Embark on a journey where vibrant coral gardens, intricate marine life, and awe-inspiring landscapes await. Experience the magic of the underwater world in the heart of Hurghada.

Dive with us and create memories that will last a lifetime.