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Latitude: 27° 18.8' N
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Careless reef is located 3 miles NNE from Giftun El Kebir island, south of Shaab Umm Qamar.
How? By boat
Distance Long boat time (> 30min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Alternative name Careless Reef
Average depth 20.0 m / 65.6 ft
Max depth 40.0 m / 131.2 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS * / OW
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
Carless Reef is the most famous coral shoal in the coastal area of Hurghada. This dive site is situated one hour of Hurghada, it is a mid sea reef plateau pushing up from the Abyss.
The reef itself centres on two peaks or pinnacles which brush the surface in an otherwise open sea. The valley between these pinnacles is about 16m deep, and offers a wide range of dive possibilities for those not interested in deep diving. A few metres east of the saddle, a steep wall drops well beyond 40m, with a contoured profile offering many caves and cavelets for the more experienced diver.
Large gorgonians, pushing black corals, coral fish and moray eels (large population of semi-tame moray eels), and some white tip sharks.
By Jerome_Smeets , 04-02-2011
- Lot of action in the blue, one the places were you still see sharks near Hurghada.
Free swimming moray eels on the plateau side. many times turtles close to the surface.
Love it !
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