Dive Site: Umm Arouk St John’s

Access: Boat, zodiac

Minimum Divers: 12

Minimum Qualification: Open water

Depth Range: 10 - 40 M

Umm Aruk at St John’s

Umm Arouk is the epicentre of St John’s Reefs. It’s classified and recognised as an easy divesite, suitable for all levels.


Umm Arouks roughly translates as ‘mother of coral towers’ or ‘the reef with

colourful coral blocks’. And it shows in full pride. Now here’s a very colourful explosion of coral towers, ranging in height from six to nine meters and two to four meters in width. It feels like a coral forest. They attract large shoals of sweetlips end have become residence to an intriguing variety of fish in very large numbers.


Aquatic Panorama

  • Coral towers
  • Midas blenny
  • Paleface butterflyfish
  • Red Sea bannerfish
  • Spanish dancers
  • Sand eel
  • Torpedo eagle rays
  • Whitetip reef sharks