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Farewell Reef

General Information Local captains and fishermen know this reef as “Shaab Malkout”, though it is marked as “Farewell Reef” on almost all maps. For the sake of clarity, we will also refer to it as the latter. Farewell Reef lies in the western part of the Fury Shoals 10 km off the mainland. The dive …

Small Gota Sataya

GPS: N 24° 11,933′ E 35° 39,167′. V/Dive Routes General Information Small Gota Sataya lies in the eastern part of the Fury Shoals, 6 km northwest of the major Sataya reef and 14 km off the Egyptian coast. The 330 m wide reef is surrounded on all sides by the seabed at 20 m and …

The Tien Hsing

GPS: N 24° 13,620′ E 35° 34,417 The Tien Hsing, better known as “the tugboat of Abu Galawa”, is known to almost all divers in the Red Sea. Even so, we know relatively little about this ship. Although its identity now seems to have been determined, some shipwreck researchers have their doubts. We would, therefore, …

Sataya South

GPS N 24°09,383′ E 35° 42,883 General Information. With a diameter of 4700 m, Sataya is the largest reef in the Fury Shoals .and forms the southernmost limit of the reef group, 15 km off the mainland. The reef is also known as “Dolphin Reef” because of its lagoon. is home to a population of …

Sha’ab Malahi

General Information Malahi lies just 810 m east of Small Gota Sataya. The 220 m long formation comprises a main reef to the north and ten large coral towers standing close to each other to the south. Since it offers little shelter from the elements, it can only be approached in good conditions, during which …

Sha’ab Maksur

GPS: N 24° 14,267′ E 35° 39,200′ General Information Shaab Maksour lies alone on the northeastern border of the Fury Shoals, 17 km off the mainland. The narrow 1500 m long reef is entirely surrounded by steep walls, which meet the seafloor at a depth of 100 m. This fact, combined with the reef’s exposed …

Sha’ab Claudio

GPS: N 24° 13,183′ E 35° 36,717′ General Information Shaab Claudio lies in the heart of the Fury Shoals, 13 km off the Egyptian coast. Though the site consists of two bank reefs, the dives here are carried out only on the southern reef and exclusively during the day. This site rightfully counts as one …

Abu Galauwa Soraya

GPS: N 24° 15,100′ E 35° 32,417 1 General Information Abu Galawa Soghayr lies in the western part of the Fury Shoals. 12 km from Wadi Lahmi on the mainland. The site is not part of the large main reef, but rather a nameless approximately 100 m wide remote reef to the west. The site …

Abu Galauwa – Small Wreck

GPS: N 24° 13,683′ E 35° 34,450 General Information Abu Galawa Kebira is one of the most famous reefs in the south of Egypt. Located in the heart of the Fury Shoals 13 km off the coast, this formation of bank reefs is an ideal place for beautiful and varied dives. In addition to its …