Dive Site

Shaab Sataya

Overview

Shaab Sataya South is a subregion of the Sataya reef and features several dives.

Description

The anchorage of most boats is in the north at the entrance of the lagoon. The lagoon is not so interesting, as there is only sandy bottom.

But there is a huge lagoon that leads to the "Dolphin Reef", where you can often meet dolphins. Usually a small detour is made in the lagoon, to give the divers the chance to snorkel with dolphins after the dive.

The current at the reef comes mostly from the north. From time to time there may be turbulence at the coral garden. Mostly, however, the current comes from the north on the east side of the reef and continues along the reef to the west.

In Shaab Sataya South there are 3 possible routes, but only 2 of them are interesting - the third is rather an exception.

Entrance of the lagoon: Night dives are often made in the 10 m range under the boat. A nice area are the blocks north of the boat at the entrance of the lagoon. The diving in the lagoon is not recommended, as there is just sandy bottom.

Hotspots

  • Intrusive lionfish are often found on the coral blocks, and can be observed while hunting. Otherwise, various nudibranchs can be found here. Also giant triggerfish, moray eels and a myriad of butterfly fish.