Dive Site: Umm Khararim

Access: Boat, zodiac

Minimum Divers: 12

Minimum Qualification: Open water

Depth Range: 5 - 15 M

Umm Khararim


Site Position

25 km north of St John’s Reef and 20 km south of Sernaka island in the Foul Bay archipelago.


Sea Conditions

Great visibility. Acceptable currents. Umm Khararim accommodates divers of all levels.



Depth ranging from 5-15meters, creating a labyrinthine landscape of caves,  grottoes, caverns and meandering passages. This is fairy tale stuff with penetrating sun rays making for a mesmerizing scenery. One formation rises above the surface from the abyss like a coral phoenix . It’s a breath taking sight. Refrain from entering branching site passages and respect the main routes.


Aquatic Panorama

  • Brain coral boulders
  • Tree, table, leather corals
  • Giant sea fans
  • Cube boxfish
  • Giant clams
  • Whitebelly damselfish
  • Bluespotted stingray
  • Red Sea steepheaded parrotfish
  • Whitetip reef sharks