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Diving in Nuweiba

Listed under Shore Based Diving in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

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Variety is key in Nuweiba. Coral outcrops and walls support reef dwelling creatures. Orange clouds of anthias, butterfly fish, cardinal fish, damsel fish cluster round the reef, while camouflaged hawkfish, lizardfish, frogfish and scorpionfish wait patiently for their prey and tolerate photographers' attempts to capture the perfect portrait. Beds of seagrass conceal seahorses and pipefish, eels in their burrows and sea cucumbers. Even open sandy areas have their inhabitants, sand dollars, blue spotted rays and the extraordinary sea moth. Under piers, shoals of small fish shelter and are stalked by stealthy predators like the spectacular lionfish.

 There are no wrecks in easy range, but all the dive centres visit Sinkers and Pipeline, two structures just off shore which provide artificial reefs. Photographers will want to visit them several times to capture all the subjects. Depths are not too great, around 20m, so you can have a reasonably long dive time.

Visibility tends to be good at Nuweibas dive sites as there are no rivers carrying silt in, and normally conditions are calm with very little current,. Obviously this depends on weather but this is generally good. Everyone running dive centres is familiar with local conditions and safety standards are high.

For where to stay and who to dive with read Jenny's full article.

Written by  Jenny Fowler.

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