Dive Site

Abu Galawa Soraya

Overview

A genial overgrown old yacht, coral blocks and canyon, many different reef fish, all in pleasant depths between seven and 21 meters. "Abu Galawa Soraya" has much to offer and the boats can moor at already set anchor lines.

Description

A sailing yacht from the US has sunken in "Abu Galawa Soraya" in 1980 and has been inhabited since this time by very many soft and hard corals. An incredible view to 17 meters deep over a length of 15 meters. But not only this great overgrown wreck is convincing here.

Garfish, Blue Spotted Stingray, Red Sea seabream, Red Sea fusiliers and free swimming giant moray we can also discover with a little luck and just marvel at this dive site. What many diver makes happy - "Abu Galawa Soraya" is also suitable for a night dive and what could be better than to visit the various inhabitants of the wreck by night !?

Equipped with light, we see inside the wreck also during daytime many glass fish, that own the yacht since a long time. Moreover, on the sandy bottom among the coral towers and blocks, there are waiting many surprises.

Hotspots

  • Sunken yacht: it is only small, but great overgrown, inhabited by numerous marine life and we find it in the southwest.

map Dive Plans

Wreck

From the anchorage we dive to the wreck to see this attraction first. We continue with the reef on our right shoulder to a sandy road. It leads us into the large, lagoon-like area. Here we can let off steam a bit until we return to the ship in the south-west.

Night dive

As already mentioned, "Abu Galawa Soraya" is also suitable for a night dive. Since the wreck is very close to the anchorage, we start from the boat, explore the reef wall and the sailing yacht, discover all sorts of nocturnal sea creatures and then dive back to the ship.