Marsa Alam Dive Sites


General Information

  • Although it is a coastal dive site, we have also included Tormbi in this diver’s atlas. Many liveaboards from Port Ghalib make a stop here whether to do check dives, to end their diving safari with a pleasant and easy dive, or to pay its resident manatees, the dugongs, a visit. Since the dugongs here have occasionally had unpleasant encounters with RIB propellers, part of the bay has now been closed to ships (see the dotted red line on the satellite map).
  • The 360 m wide bay is located 8.5 km north of Ras Ghalib and is even accessible by land because of its location right next to a road. It is, however, difficult to cross over the fringing reef to the dive site, which is why piers are being planned from the hotel compounds to facilitate the dives. cannot be considered a highlight of a diving safari. However, diving here at the beginning or end of a tour is certainly worthwhile because of its easy diving conditions, the dugongs and turtles found here, as well as the chance to find interesting marine life, such as sea slugs, crocodilefish and stonefish. Furthermore, because of the bay’s large size, it is rarely crowded with divers, who spread out over the entire reef.
  • Reasonable depth for the dives is between 10 to 15 m since most sights are found here. You can also dive along the outer edge of the fringing reef near the seabed at 30 m, but the sights here are rather unvarying. In fact, it is more interesting to dive around right under the boat.
  • or to have a RIB drop you off to the north, from where you can then dive back to the liveaboard. Unfortunately, the visibility in the bay is at times somewhat limited because of the tides.
  • AlthoughTorombi a suitable night mooring and a good site for night dives, most visitors are only in transit and do not do so here.