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 Umm Gamar

Egypt, Hurghada

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 27° 21.178' N
Longitude: 33° 54.548' E

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English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

English (Translate this text in English): By Boat from Hurghada or El Gouna.

How? By boat

Distance Long boat time (> 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Sha'ab Umm Gammar, Umm Gammar

Average depth 23.2 m / 76.1 ft

Max depth 36.6 m / 120.1 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS * / OW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Dive type

- Wall
- Cave

Dive site activities

- Marine biology

Dangers

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

English (Translate this text in English): This offshore Island is surrounded by good diving on all sides. The south end has a shallow plateau where the moorings are positioned, this location is the most used. For first timers at Umm Gamar the dive will take place from the plateau, moving eastwards to the drop off then north along the wall. After a short swim against the current you reach three pinnacles close together, chimneys reach through the pinnacles toward the surface. After exploring this area you take advantage of the light current to drift back to the corner of the plateau where three small ergs are found, covered in glass fish. Finish the dive on the plateau exploring the numerous coral heads and reef fish. The plateau is home to Napoleons, Emperor Angels and free swimming Morays. The east and west side have awesome drift dives and the northern tip or "halg" has a magnificent coral garden but is only accessible in very good weather. Big groupers and lots of sweepers live in the multiple caves found along the eastern and western walls and drop offs of this tiny island's fringing reef.

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JaMa avatar
Umm Gamar
Por JaMa
23 may 2012
- Too many Boats and Divers
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chris avatar
Umm Gamar
Por chris
14 may 2010
Partie sud - Avec Sandrine & Béné. Partie sud du site + tombant est avec les "bananes", sortes de patates attachées au tombant. Une grotte sur la plus grosse avec entrée à 27m. Retour avec une tortue pendent 15 m
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Umm Gamar
Por lamooris@hotmail.com
1 oct 2008
peeters. s monsecour.c -
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tauchschlumpf avatar
Umm Gamar
Por tauchschlumpf
28 dic 2007
Red Sea -
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Umm Gamar
Por lamooris@hotmail.com
1 oct 2007
monsecour. c -
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JaMa avatar
Viaje: Egypt - Red Sea 2012, Liveaboard with Golden Dolphin II
Por JaMa
De 11 may 2012 a 24 may 2012

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chris avatar
Viaje: El Gouna 2010
Por chris
De 11 may 2010 a 18 may 2010
Séjour sur El Gouna avec quelques membres de mon club de plongée. Séjour au Mövenpick et plongée avec Dive Tribe.
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Viaje: Egypte hurgada
Por lamooris@hotmail.com
De 28 sep 2008 a 2 oct 2008
blueparadise
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Viaje: Hurghada 2007, with both kids
Por divingstcon
De 4 ago 2007 a 18 ago 2007
Decided to try Hurghada. Took both kids with us - unforgettable trip! Ira (little one) learnt how to swim (5-y.o). We had good 10 dives each, but all, except 2 were quite shallow (+/- 15-17 m)
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Christopherweldon avatar
Viaje: Red Sea (Hurghada)
Por Christopherweldon
De 12 abr 2007 a 16 abr 2007
My family and I recently returned from Egypt and an outstanding week of diving in the Red Sea!!   We booked the entire trip through a small company in Hurghaa called Sunshine Diving ( http://www.sunshinediving.com )  and they were
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