Dive Site

Shaab Claude

  • Current: N/W in the morning, N/E at midday
  • Visibility: J, F, M, A: 25–35 m; M, J, J, A: 30–60 m; S, O, N, D: 50–80 m
  • Temperatures: J, F, M: 22–23°C; A, M, J: 26–28°C; J, A, S: 28-31°C; O, N, D: 28-25°C
  • Depth: 25 m

Overview

Located ten minutes east of Abu Galawa Kebir, Shaab Claudia is a great diving spot for rookies, but everyone else will also get their money's worth thanks to the unbelievable panorama. The main attraction is definitely the diveable caves – a once-in-a-lifetime experience with an incredible incidence of light. Mooring points are available.

Description

The boats cast anchor where the biggest offer is on hand – in the south close to the entrance of the cave located at a depth of 10 metres. Almost all species of fish can be encountered here, for example, spadefish, triggerfish, bannerfish, goatfish and also snappers. Even Napoleon wrasse show their faces here from time to time.

A current coming from the north often makes diving above the coral garden on the west side difficult or completely impossible. After a bumpy ride by Zodiac to the channel and the colony of sea anemones, you will be rewarded with a lovely drift dive from the east to the west side.

Hotspots

  • Cave: Such images are usually only known from pictures or videos, but when you really and truly see them for yourself in this cave, that's when the pure beauty will make your emotions pulse right through you, guaranteed!

map Dive Plans

Cave and coral garden

Just before the single large block that connects to the main reef is the entrance to the cave. It is slightly sloping upwards and after 5m you get to the large chamber. From there you dive straight to the end, right under a block and you come to a side passage, which after 10m leads back to the right into the large chamber. At the end of the cave to the north it goes through the large coral garden to the large canal.

Drift dive

With the Zodiac to the blocks in the northeast. You can simply drift south on the east or west side and enjoy the natural spectacle. But you should discuss this with the guide and the captain.