Dive Site: Turft El Shahed/Ben el Gebel

Access: Boat

Minimum Divers: 12

Minimum Qualification: Open water & Snorkeling

Depth Range: 5 - 15 M

Turft El Shahed/Ben el Gebel


Site Position

90 minutes cruising from Hurghada ; east of Big Giftun


Sea Conditions

Tucked in between Small and Big Giftun, securing shelter. All levels of diving applicable.



Depth 8-20 meters. Billed as Ben el Gebel, meaning ‘between the mountains’. Pinnacles carpeted with gorgonians and soft corals. Flat sandy bottom, randomly decorated with small coral blocks.


Aquatic Panorama

  • Gorgonians
  • Soft corals
  • Stonefish
  • Crocodilefish
  • Steinitz shrimp goby
  • Moses sole
  • Feather-tailed rays
  • Hawksbill turtle