Shaab Sabina , Hurghada
Sabina near Hurghada has a great underwater landscape in store for divers, including a so-called Japanese garden. This is also porcupinefish territory.
Dive Site Details
Shaab Sabina near Hurghada has a great underwater landscape in store for divers, including a so-called Japanese garden. This is also porcupinefish territory.
This reef also goes by the name of Fufuleya and is located at a distance of 60 minutes to 90 boat minutes from central Hurghada. It is marked by a pointed tongue of reef, with a wonderful shallow lagoon 150 meters past the tongue.
Shaab Sabina or Shaab Sabrina
Shaab Sabina, also mistakingly recorded in dive guides as Shaab Sabrina, is sheltered from the wind behind the reef. Regardless of the sometimes strong currents, this location is suitable for every diving level and diverse training sessions. The Red Sea here is perfectly calm on the surface but beware of occasional strong currents during your dive.
Boats moor on the southern reef side, its tongue pointing in easterly direction. The northwest offers a stunning scene of coral gardens and the underwater landscape is even more dramatic north of the main reef, representing a true maze of ergs and ridges.
Shaab Sabina is made for drifting. At the drop-off you will head for a truly magnificent garden of coral which cascades down from the reef top towards the seabed 14 meters below. With the lights from the waves above, beaming over the bright white sand patches, the adjacent labyrinth of coral network is a dream of a panorama.
Down south of this labyrinthian jungle, the wall of the main reef slopes from 8 meters to 10 meters up towards the surface. It conjures up visions of a Japanese garden. Hard corals grow on top of each other. With the water rich of nutrients here, we witness sparkling maritime life on the north side of the reef’s wall.
All in all, Shaab Sabina is nothing less than enchanting underwater landscape. Its flora eclipses its fauna although fish life can be interesting as well. Photographers will love the maze character.
The reef is inhabited by big porcupinefish, giant pufferfish, turtles, bannerfish, bluecheek butterflyfish, cornettfish, various surgeonfish, broomtail wrasse and bicolour parrotfish; but certainly not in sheer abundance.
This ‘manco’ is royally compensated by the sensational coral landscape.