Dive Site: Erg Somaya

Access: Boat

Minimum Divers: 12

Minimum Qualification: Open water & Snorkeling

Depth Range: 5 - 60+ M

Erg Somaya


Site Position

75 minutes cruising from Hurghada ; east of Small Giftun


Sea Conditions

Moderately exposed to weather. Experience suggested for deeper sections.



Depth 5-60plus meters. Steep sloping wall with beautiful coral arrangements. Coral towers conjuring up visions of colourful dripping candles. Photographer heaven. Soft corals and gorgonians.


Aquatic Panorama

  • Gorgonians
  • Soft coral
  • Ehrenberg snapper
  • Sohal surgeonfish
  • Barracuda
  • Tuna
  • Lyrtail anthias
  • Exquisite butterflyfish
  • Jackfish
  • Spanish dancers