Why choose this route?

Fury Shoals Adventure

 

The Fury Shoals are challenging dives at the venues of Mahsur, Camilla, Angel Reef, Iron Reef, Malahi Bell and Shaab Sataya, also known as the Dolphin Reef.

Steep walls await you, teeming with marine life, dotted with commodious rifts, inhabited by coral fish and red and violet soft corals. Specifically the red coral has built ochre coloured ‘candelabra’ in time, with very fine and fragile white tips. They can reach the surface in the most spectacular way and make your day…

 

Shaab Sataya, also goes by the name of Dolphin Reef. It is your prime option to spot the friendly animals in the wild. It has the shape of a banana or a crescent and shelters a large pod of spinner dolphins. Sometimes you can hear the dolphins ‘cry’ with their high-pitched sounds and whistles. Always bear in mind that dolphins are wild animals. They are not like your house pets. They don’t appear in command. Therefore, sightings or encounters cannot be 100% guaranteed.

 

Shaab Sataya has become the residence of turtles such as the green and Hawksbill turtles, the Red Sea pufferfish, the bi-colour parrotfish, the cube boxfish, the clearfin lionfish and the orangehead butterflyfish.

The Fury Shoals also attract pelagic fish from the open waters. That’s why you are likely to spot sea turtles, trevallies, barracudas and sharks. Sightings of hammerhead sharks and grey sharks are not unusual at Shaab Sataya.  It’s worthy of note that the sharks within the Fury Shoals system have a very well-developed territorial instinct.

Shaab Sataya/Dolphin Reef

 

Shaab Sataya, also goes by the name of Dolphin Reef. It is your prime option to spot the friendly animals in the wild. It has the shape of a banana or a crescent and shelters a large pod of spinner dolphins. Sometimes you can hear the dolphins ‘cry’ with their high-pitched sounds and whistles. Always bear in mind that dolphins are wild animals. They are not like your house pets. They don’t appear in command. Therefore, sightings or encounters cannot be 100% guaranteed.

Shaab Sataya has become the residence of turtles such as the green and Hawksbill turtles, the Red Sea pufferfish, the bi-colour parrotfish, the cube boxfish, the clearfin lionfish and the orangehead butterflyfish.

 

Aquatic Panorama

  • Soft corals
  • Red Sea pufferfish
  • Orangehead butterflyfish
  • Blue-spine unicornfish
  • Spinner dolphins
  • Bluespotted stingrays
Malahy Sataya

Malahy Satay ‘borders’ on Shaab Sataya in the south-east of the Fury Shoals.

It’s a circular reef with several pinnacles carpeted in coral that looked to have dropped into the sea from above. Malahy features depths, ranging from 5 to 20 meters. At 30 meters, there’s a drop-off reaching into the infinity of the abyss.

Malahy is being frequented by morays of all sorts, such as snowflake muray, the undulated muray, the dragon muray and the peppered muray. Both Hawksbill turtles and green turtle hoover over vegetated bottoms. Napoleons can be spotted in numbers, as can black-blotched and blue-spotted stingrays.

Aquatic Panorama

Leather coral
Finger coral
Pinnacles
Porcupinefish
Yellowtail tang
Starry puffer
Broom filefish
Doublebar bream
Shaab Claudio

Shaab Claudio

 

 

Shaab Claudio, comfortably protected by the winds, is a fine destination with the Fury Shoals system. Here the penetrating and filtering sun rays are playing tricks with your mind. It is as if you are entering magical mystery rooms and galleries; such are the illuminating coral chambers. Its light effects are simply stunning! It does not take to much imagination to feel you are swimming through Emmenthaler cheese!

 

Shaab Claudio has become the playground for a plethora of fish species in each imaginable size, shape and colour!

 

The landscapes are fantastic coral garden, mountains of hard corals, the canyon where crystalline visibility and play of light are fascinating! Very rich, Claudia is home to nudibranch, yellowfin goatfish, triggerfish of all kinds, parrotfish, a multitude of schools of bannerfish, angelfish, snapper and nason but also napoleon and turtle.

 

Aquatic Panorama

  • Coral grottoes
  • Gorgonia
  • Steepheaded parrotfish
  • Humpback snappers
  • Picasso triggerfish
  • Longnose hawkfish
  • Whitetip reef shark

Abu Galawa Kebir

The Fury Shoals in Marsa Alam are the home of The Abu Galawa ‘Surayar’ reef,

not far off Ras Qulan. There’s a wreck of a small tug on the north side of the reef, 18 meters down the surface.

The wreck is in an excellent state of conservation. The crystal-clear waters make it possible to examine every minor detail of the Abu Galawa wreck. Apart from the proverbial walls of silver glassfish, you can detect many of the tug’s fixtures and fittings, lamps and containers. There’s plentiful flora and fauna to appreciate.

 

Finding site: medium difficulty

Visibility: excellent

Current: weak

Dive difficulty: easy

Photographic interest: high

Marine Life: medium

Type of wreck: tug

Wreck position: north of Abu Galawa reef

Minimum depths: emerging from surface

Maximum depth: 18 metres

Abu Galawa Soghayar

 

Western part of the Fury Shoals. 12 km from Wadi Lahmi.

Excellent visibility.

Depth up to 18 meters. Shallow and crescent shaped reef. Canyon of corals cuts the reef in halves. Ends up in a coral garden and wall, running from 17 meters deep . There’s a wreck of a tug on the north side of the Agu Galawa reef.

 

Aquatic Panorama

  • Table corals
  • Soft coral trees
  • Masked pufferfish
  • Green turtles
  • Bumphead parrotfish

This price includes:

Dive guides
7 nights full-board accommodation (or the last night at a 4*hotel)
Non-alcoholic beverages
3-4 dives per day (2-3 last day)
Tanks, weights
Local transfers

This price does not include:

Flights + visa
Surcharges (€60)
Rental Equipment
Alcoholic beverages
Nitrox
Crew Gratuities