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 Saint John's reef, Zabargad & Rocky Is.

Egypt

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

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Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate
Air temp. 21°C
70°F
22°C
72°F
24°C
75°F
28°C
82°F
31°C
88°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
32°C
90°F
30°C
86°F
26°C
79°F
22°C
72°F
Water temp. 19°C
66°F
20°C
68°F
21°C
70°F
23°C
73°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
25°C
77°F
23°C
73°F
21°C
70°F
20°C
68°F
Equipment Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei Não sei
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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Abil Ali 13 / -
30.0 m 70.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
Abila - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Abu Basala 4 / -
13 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Babble Koff - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Cave Reef 9 / -
8 m 12 m CMAS * / OW
Dangerous Reef South - / -
10 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Eden Reef - / -
10 m 20 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Gota Kebira - / -
9.1 m 18.3 m CMAS ** / AOW
Gota Soraya 2 / -
15 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Gota Soraya North - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Habili Gaffar 7 / -
15 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Marsa Salim - / -
13 m 15 m All divers
Marsa Selmi - / -
15 m 20 m All divers
Paradise Reef - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Reef Sud 8 Patates - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rocky Island East 5 / -
25 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rocky island North 1 / -
25 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rocky Island South 5 / -
18 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Saint John North - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Sandy Island 1 - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Sha'ab Dangerous - / -
10 m 25 m All divers
Sha'ab El Nos - / -
15 m 20 m All divers
Shaab Farag 3 / -
15 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Styphano 1 - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Styphano 2 - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Umm Aruk 10 / -
18.0 m 30.0 m All divers
White Rock - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zabargad North 5 / -
15 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zabargad South 3 / -
18 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zabargad West - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW

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Habili Gaffar
De JaMa
Mai 15, 2012
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Cave Reef
De JaMa
Mai 15, 2012
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Abil Ali
De JaMa
Mai 14, 2012
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Abu Basala
De JaMa
Mai 14, 2012
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Rocky Island East
De JaMa
Mai 13, 2012
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Viagem: Egypt - Red Sea 2012, Liveaboard with Golden Dolphin II
De JaMa
Do Mai 11, 2012 ao Mai 24, 2012

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Viagem: EGYPT - St. John Cruise
De pecos
Do Dez 26, 2010 ao Jan 3, 2011
Crociera sub a St. John.  Barca: ALDEBARAN Partecipanti: Los 4 gaseosos 
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By Anonymous , 08-01-2006

St John's Stunning but no longer a wilderness - The St Johns area offers excellent diving even in these days of mass tourism.
The number of liveaboard dive boats in the area has increased dramatically in recent years.
Habili Ali is arguably the best dive in the area. however a busy day would have a dozen or more liveaboards jostling for a place to moor up and most of these boats hold 20 guest. a quiet day, if you're lucky may only see 3 or 4. You no longer get on a liveaboard in Egypt to get away from the crowds and dive in remote places. You now do a liveaboard to get access to the good,more remote, diving with everyone else. That said the diving is still well worth doing, just dont expect to be the only boat on a dive site - those days vanished when the airport near Marsa Alam open a number of years back.

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