Al Quseir, Egypt

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Diving in Al Quseir

Al Quseir jetty Al Quseir is an environmentally aware area. The regions prize attraction are well preserved, stunning coral reefs. In Al Quseir, diving is restricted to a limited number of divers, thus reducing the stress on the underwater environment. The beaches of Al Quseir are adorned with long fringing reefs providing excellent diving spots north and south. Live boards heading to Brother Island famed for the large marine life such as hammerheads start from Al Quseir. The area is a nesting place for the sea turtles which are protected for their preservation. Diving is conducted from shore to see the uninterrupted reefs rich in marine life which is nourished by the currents. Diving sites in Qusier are:

Big Brother
A 400m long island with lighthouse, 40 miles off the coast from Al Quseir . Offers wreck diving on two sunken boats on the northern tip and excellent wall diving along the southern side of the reef with strong currents promoting the growth of a spectacular forest of soft corals. Frequent sightings of big pelagic and an astonishing variety of marine life.

Little Brother
The smaller island next door has a superb fan coral forest and plenty of caves, overhangs, black coral, and a great deal of pelagic including sharks, tuna, barracuda, turtles and schools of reef fish.

BeachErg El Asal
Big blocks of mountain coral surrounding a small flat topped reef can be circumnavigated in one dive. Clouds of goldfish engulf the reef and swimming through the sandy patches surrounding the reef white tip sharks may be found sleeping as well as turtles and baracudas.

Sharm El Bahari
A good dive location on the northern corner of the fringing reef with a hard coral garden sloping gently to the deep. Large schools of unicorns, snappers, surgeons, fusiliers and barracudas.

Sharm El Quibli
Bay on the coast offers some decent diving on its northern corner, with a sloping reef covered in acroporas, fire coral and other hard corals. Lots of groupers.

Marsa Wizri
Another bay on the coast, the fringing houses large schools of yellow goatfish, unicorns, barracudas and other reef fish species on both north and south outer extremes.

Al Quseir pier

Habili Sheik Malek
Less than one mile away from the Tumb-Mosque on the coast, a little reef formation creates a labyrinth of hard corals, fire and huge tables where lots of fish often concentrate. Napoleon, barracudas and eagle ray.

Ras Torombi
Shallow dive around the northern most tip of the cape's fringing reef, a great deal of fire coral, giant table coral heads scattered over a sandy bottom. Snappers, butterflies, rays and guitar sharks.

Shoona
Bay on the coast with good dives on the north and south side. Schools of batfish, barracudas and goatfish around the coral heads with glass fish which come out from the slope.


 
     
   

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