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Sha'ab Rumi

Listed under Diving in Sudan.

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One of the clearest spots I’ve dived in the Red Sea, Cousteau set up a base nearby, which is a recommendation that loads of people follow. The marine landscape is obviously breathtaking with a varied range of corals and many different species. It’s also a varying area with different kinds of diving, walls and swim-throughs at one end, wild currents at the other, and sharks in the middle, but the main attraction is the rare corals which grow on a big, long, flat plateau down the centre which drops down 600 metres on one side.

Barracudas, reef sharks, whitetips , hammerheads, trevelly, wrasse, jacks and lots of smaller fish in between. Apparently in November you can see the parrotfish bump heads as they do their mating rituals.

Written by  Nick Shaw.

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