Ham Ham (Giftun)

Drift dive on the eastern side of Small Giftun Island

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27° 11' 34.90" N, 33° 59' 4.75" E
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Data & Description

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald

Maximum depth:
up to 20 meters

Description dive spot:
This dive spot is only for drift dives. It is located on the eastern side of Small Giftun Island. The dive ends at the dive site Giftun Soraya. The current is mostly from the north, but not easy to predict. There can be no current or there can be a very strong current.
Nice forest of fan corals on 20 meters, very much fish and with a bit of luck big apoleon wrasses.
"Ham Ham" means "outside lavatory" or to be more direct "shit house" in arabic. At least you hear this a lot during the briefing on the dive boats.

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mostly from the north, little to very strong

Alternative names for this dive spot:
Giftun Soraya Drift, Pierre's Hill

Local dive center:
James & Mac


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