Dive Site: Umm Gamaar

Access: Shore

Minimum Divers: 12

Minimum Qualification: Open water

Depth Range: 0 - 20 M

Umm Gamaar


Site Position

90 minutes cruising from Hurghada; north of Big Giftun.


Sea Conditions

Located in open sea, so exposed to weather. Experience needed for the deep wall dive.



Depth 0-20 meters. A plateau fans out to a deep wall. Umm Gamaar is fringed by coral. Dramatic drop-off running both east and west. Plethora of soft corals. Pinnacles like drip candles. Sandy bottom, littered with coral blocks.



Aquatic Panorama

  • Soft coral
  • Pinnacles
  • Silver sweetlips
  • Moray eels
  • Napoleon wrasse
  • White tip reef shark
  • Manta
  • Red tooth grouper