Rohanou diving sites

We have the privilege of having an extraordinary housereef right on the beach. Zereb Kebir Bay is indeed one of the most famous sites in the Marsa Alam / Quseir area. We also offer numerous dives nearby by speedboat, jeep or boat.

Shore diving on the house reef

Located south of El Quseir, this site is very well protected. Whatever the weather conditions, you can dive or snorkel there.

The site begins with a shallow bay. Going south, you will find many canyons and caves. On the north side there is a beautiful coral garden.

The site is accessible to divers of all levels and deserves more than a visit.

The housereef is very large and includes 5 areas:

  • The dive towards the north (departure and return pontoon): it is a drop-off
    Nemo City: located at the far north of the housereef, you have to get there by zodiac with a return drift dive. This is a large area covered with anemones (clown fish nursery) located between 27m and 40m. It is therefore the only dive on the housereef that requires you to be at least PE40.
    The larger, deeper blocks in the extension of the bay
    South side of the pontoon: the bay and the first small canyons
    Further south (southern slope of the bay): the large canyons and caves. To see them all, you have to go to the far south by zodiac and return by diving towards the pontoon. Essential guide the first time for orientation.

“Our house reef deserves more than just a visit … Come and discover our” secrets of the Red Sea! “

“The richness of our house reef is so great that you will make many dives from the jetties.”

The richness of our house reef is so great that you will make many dives from the jetties. Some of our regular customers have done more than 300 dives and do not get tired of it.

We also offer many activities and excursions that allow you to arrange your stay according to your desires.

Once you have arrived at the dive center and after you have visited the facilities, we will present you various possible activities, the various dive sites that fit to your diving level, and the schedule of the current week.

The dive site you have dreamed of doing is not on the schedule? Come and tell us about it and we will see together if it is possible to organize it for you.

Outside of the center’s usual opening hours (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), we organize dives several times a week from 6 a.m., as well as night dives. We will present the week’s schedule to you upon your arrival.

Zodiac diving

 

A zodiac allows you to diversify the dives on the housereef even more, particularly towards the Canyons and Nemo City which are located at the ends of the housereef. Use of the zodiac on the housereef is free 3 times a week.

Some diving sites

Zerib Kebir canyons

With the Zodiac you head south and then you dive back to the jetty through many canyons and caves. The light play and the vegetation in the canyons are breathtakingly beautiful. With some luck you can find nudibranch and seastars.

Nemo city

The anemone garden begins at about 28m and goes up to over 35m. It is full of “clownfish” and extends over a large area. Afterwords you dive along the reef´s edge back to the pier. On the way back you should look from time to time into the blue water as often eagle rays pass by.

“More magnificent dives”

 Speedboat dives

 

We also offer every day to reach more distant sites with a speedboat.

 Some diving sites

Erg Monika

Here you can only dive by good weather conditions. It is a large coral garden full of soft corals and some small blocks with lots of current. In the sand between the blocks you can find scorpionfish. In the reef are different types of nudibranches.  With a bit of luck, a group of dolphins pass by.

Zerib Soraya

Zerib Soraya is located 10 km south of El Quseir. This dive site can be reached by speedboat or from the shore. The depth ranges from 5 to 20 meters. You can find an eel garden and many blue spotted rays. In the south is a 30 meter drop off.

 

El Canisa

This dive site is located in front of El Quseir and is reached with the speedboat. The dive starts at a drop off. The wall is covered with different types of corals. After some minutes, you will reach a more shallow area with blocks covered in corals.

Sought Bohar

Here you can dive only by good weather conditions because the entrance is a canyon system, which takes about 5 minutes. Afterwards there is a large sand surface with sand eel garden. To the south or north coral blocks full of aquatic life. An extraordinary dive site.

Erg Lassal

It´s an erg 20 minutes by boat into the blue water with mostly current. The sandy bottom begins at 24 meters up to 3 meters high and is completely covered with amazing soft corals and gorgons. On the reef top are small blocks and some around the erg full of glassfish. There are morays, turtles and a great napoleon.

Torfa Sabaa

The entry through the canyon takes around 3 minutes. It´s a drop off starting at 15 meters to more than 30 meters. You can see Scorpion fish, Barracudas and many other big fish passing in the blue.

Utopia north & south

Utopia nord

It´s a drift dive along the coral wall (drop off), which then leads to a beautiful plateau. You slowly shallow up your dive and enter the magnificent coral garden with beautiful soft corals. You can see a barracuda school, turtles and moray eels.

Utopia sud

It´s a drift dive in a beautiful coral garden. Then along the drop off to the sand plateau with amazing coral blocks. Between the blocks, you can find scorpionfish and stonefish. In the blue sometimes eagle rays pass by.

 

Diving from the shore with Jeep & Minibus

 

The departure takes place in the morning from the center with jeep and minibus for shore dives. In general, after two dives, which can take place in two different sites, you will be back for lunch. In the afternoon, it is possible to a dive at the house reef.

We have many dive sites available. The easiest way is to make the choice of the dive site together on site, and according to the weather conditions.

Are you accompanied by non-divers? Some sites are suitable for snorkeling.

Some diving sites

Marsa Waleed

This dive site is a great place for divers of all levels. The canyon that leads to the main reef takes around 10 minutes to dive through. The main reef consist of a nice coral garden. Often you can find morays and turtles. If you´re lucky, you can sometimes find dolphins.

Abu Hamra

The dive site is located to the north of Hamrawen, an old mining town close to El Quseir. The dive starts from the shore, where you will follow the entry rope through a small canyon, which will open up into the main reef. The main reef consist of large pinnacles ranging from 10 to 15 meters in height and sandy slopes with small clusters of rocks. Often you can find turtles and morays.

Bet Goha

This dive starts from the shore, where you will pass through canyons. The canyons are surrounded by nice corals, many fishes and a school of barracudas. Due to the sand, the visibility in the entry can be disturbed. You will find a rope, to help guide you until the visibility gets better.

Shaab Rahma

Starting from the Shore, you will walk above the reef top until you reach the entry hole. To reach the outer reef, you must dive through a few caves, which takes 7 to 10 minutes. Inside the cave is a rope, which help with navigating and passing through the caves. This dive site requires a minimum of 20 dives.

Abu Sawtir

Abu Sawtir is located next to a small camp north of El Quseir. The entry is easy and leads to a sandy area in the middle of the bay. The sandy area is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs. You can find many different species of fish there like; Crocodile fish, Makrell, Stonefish and blue spotted stingrays.

Meheleg

You can dive here in almost any weather condition as the entrance is via a pontoon in a small bay. To the north, a beautiful plateau at 12 meters, where you often find a poolpe. To the south, small blocks with beautiful corals and salad coral can be observed.

Mangrove bay

It’s a bay with sandy entrance in shallow water.  There are beautiful coral blocks covered by soft and hard corals and with hundreds of glassfish. At this dive site you can dive in any weather.

The cave

Here you can only dive under good weather conditions. The entrance leads through a breathtaking canyon system for about 10 minutes. Outside are a few beautiful blocks with cleaning stations with wrasses and cleaner shrimps.

Our boat as daily

 

We organize boat trips every day for 2 dives. These are full days with meals and drinks on board. Different dive sites are offered throughout the week. Most boat trips are also possible for snorkeling.

 Some diving sites

Dolphin House

Two pleasant dives – one by the zodiac to observe a very beautiful coral garden full of fish. A second dive which starts with a canyon. You will be lucky to perhaps see dolphins on this site.

Marsa Imbarak

Magnificent blocks of coral at a depth of 15 meters on the south coast of the bay. In the bay, in the seagrass area, you will find turtles, guitar rays, and with a little luck, the dugong.

Abu Saiel

Departing from Port Ghalib, and after 65 minutes of navigation, the diving site is perfect for snorkeling and diving. The site is made up of blocks, covered with magnificent soft and hard corals. Often you can find white tip reef shark.

Abu Dabbab 2 & 3

The boat starts from Port Ghalib and will sail 120 minutes to the south. This dive site is perfect for snorkeling and diving. This full day trip will give you enough time to explore the reef. The reef is full of marine life and the reef consist of different soft and hard corals. In shallow water, you can find an old wreck that is covered in soft coral. There is also a canyon to explore.

Abu Dabbab 1

There are a variety of different dive profiles within this large site. This site features spectacular hard coral reef formation and the opportunity to enter shallow canyons in the reef.

Sharm Trombi

A small bay interrupts the fringing reef at Sharm Trombi. Hard corals developed undisturbed and formed a fantastic underwater location. The sandy bottom is covered from 5 until 30 meters with wonderful corals. Morays, turtles and eagle rays can be found.

Ras Trombi

“Ras“ means head and the reef looks like a head rising into the water. Around this „head” you can find many small coral boulders. There are also some canyons, which you can explore. You can find morays, turtles, eagle rays and snappers.

El Khorafi

The Boat will start from Port Ghalib and will sail 25 minutes to the north. It´s an easy dive perfect for all divers. The dive site consists of a long reef and beautiful corals. Often you can see eagle rays, turtles and a white tip reef shark.

Halg Suliman

Suliman Throat“ – a cut in the reef which doesn´t reach the shore. This dive site offers 2 different dive profiles. In the small lagoon, you can sometimes find spinner dolphins.

Marsa Shouna

Shouna“ means storage basin. The bay has been used for that purpose in the past. Beautiful coral blocks and a reef with mazing underwater world. Here you can see turtles, eagle rays and with a little luck a Dugong in the sea grass.

Sharm Shouni

Sharm Shouni is a narrow bay, 1 hour in the south from Port Ghalib. This dive site provides access to 3 different dives. The reef consist of an amazing coral garden with table corals. You can find a white tip reef shark, turtles and crocodile fish.

Shaab elkenz

 

Sharm Fughani inside & outside

Sharm Fughani inside

It is a large bay surrounded by a beautiful coral garden. There is a pleasant drop-off with many beautiful boulders in the sand. The reef is inside the bay, you will observe an amazing aquarium rich in colorful fish. In the sand, between the blocks, you will often find the Red Sea “walking man”. Under the boat, observe the numerous anemones with the clown fish.

Sharm Fughani outside

Une plongée dérivante sur un jardin de corail étonnant dans la baie. Vous verrez souvent la raie d’aigle passée. Le récif est recouvert de beaux coraux. Vous pouvez trouver des poulpes, murènes et beaucoup de poissons scorpion. Sous l’encrage du bateau se trouve une anémone verte avec des poissons-clown.

Elphinstone

The famous dive spot on the Red Sea was also named Shaab Abu Hamra. The reef is over 400m long and has two breathtaking plateaus, one on the north side and the other on the south side. The place is ideal to meet big, especially longfin sharks, Hammerhead Shark, Ray, Napoleon and giant Barracudas.

This dive is sometimes difficult due to strong currents, it is accessible only to divers having at least the Advanced Open Water Diver level (or equivilant), more than 50 registered dives, and having already performed the “Check dive” on the housereef.

This trip is only accessible to divers as snorkeling is not possible.

Distant excursions

We also offer boat trips from more distant ports such as Marsa Alam or Safaga.

 Some diving sites

Shaab Marsa Alam

This is a small bay where there is a good chance to encounter dolphins.

The first dive leads to a coral garden with beautiful blocks of corals and an abundance of fish. The second dive starts through a canyon before you reach a small wreck.

This excursion is accessible to non-divers as there is possibility of snorkeling.

Salem Express

This ferry, built in 1966, was 110m in length and 18m in width. On the night of 15 to 16 December 1991, she struck the reef Shaab Sher of Safaga and sank. Unfortunately, this sinking has brought many victims. The wreck sits at a depth of 10 to 32 meters.

This ferry, built in 1966, was 110m in length and 18m in width. On the night of 15 to 16 December 1991, she struck the reef Shaab Sher of Safaga and sank. Unfortunately, this sinking has brought many victims. The wreck sits at a depth of 10 to 32 meters.

The upper part of the wreck is accessible to all, but given the depth, it is better to be Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivilant) and have at least 50 registered dives to take full advantage of it.

This trip is only accessible to divers as snorkeling is not possible.