Na’ama Bay House Reef

Great diving opportunity directly from the beach of Na'ama Bay

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27° 54' 41.76" N, 34° 19' 45.30" E
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Data & Description

Rating¹:
good

Difficulty²:
beginner

Alternative names for this dive spot:
Naama Bay Hausriff, Naama Bay House Reef

Minimum depth:
1 meter

Maximum depth:
18 meters

Current:
none, slight only at the bottom of the last coral block

Local dive center:
Sinai Divers

Route planner:
Google Maps

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Sharm El Sheikh

 

Book recommendations:

Egypt Red Sea Coast (Berlitz Pocket Guides)a

Red Sea & Sinai: Includes Sharm-El-Sheikh, the Sinai interior, Hurghada and Eastern Deserta

Coral Reef Guide Red Seaa

Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sitesa

Top dive sites of the worlda

Description dive spot:
Since we were diving with Sinai Divers, the information, description and pictures refer to the part of the house reef of Na'ama Bay which is within walking distance of the Sinai Divers diving center. However, we were able to take a picture of a diving map of the Werner Lau diving center, which shows a larger part of the bay.
In the shallow water at the beach you can finish dressing comfortably and then start the dive. The house reef consists here of several coral blocks which are also a bit suitable for snorkelers. Only limited because only a small block is just below the water surface, the next block is already at least about 5 meters deep, all other blocks are even deeper. The maximum depth reached here as a diver is about 18 meters on the east side of the lower block. The dive site is completely free of drift, only at 18 meters it often pulls a little.
In addition to the coral blocks you will also find a seagrass meadow (northeast), a buoyancy course and the wreck of a small wooden boat at about 12 meters depth. The boat was sunk by the Sinai Divers in March 2007 and was named "Momo" after the well-known dog of the dive center. On the wreck towards the beach is a large anemone, also amphorae were placed on the wreck.
The reef blocks have an incredible variety of species, here at the house reef there is much to discover, even dives of over 100 minutes are possible here without getting bored. We have discovered nudibranchs, octopus, puffer fish and box fish, crabs, shrimp, sandperches and stone fish, eagle and blue spotted stingrays, moray eels, pipefish and much more. There is also a large selection of beautiful and mostly intact soft and hard corals to admire.
A special highlight of the house reef is the big humphead wrasse, who is used to scuba divers and can be watched for minutes if the mood and behavior of the diver are appropriate. But even with such a friendly animal an important rule applies: Do not touch!
The Sinai Divers offer unaccompanied house reef dives as a bonus in their dive packages. All you need is a buddy. Get a tank and sign up for the list. Since the house reef is really a jewel we consider the included house reef dives as a great extension of dive packages. Accompanied night dives can also be arranged with the dive center for a surcharge.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2009/01/10

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¹ Dive site rating: The rating is a five star rating ("poor" to "outstanding") and based on the dive site itself and on the comparison of all dive sites in the area. It also reflects the personal opinion and preference of the contributor.
² Dive site difficulty: The difficulty rating is a five star rating ("beginner" to "technical diver") and based on the personal opinion of the contributor and maybe also on the experience the contributor had when diving this site. We take absolutly no responsibility for diving accidents or anything else. Please always be a safe diver and dive your level of experience and please also be aware of local laws and regulations there might be.
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