Shaab Marsa Alam

Tour Details

Dwelling in the Red Sea coast of Egypt, Marsa Alam is an underwater sanctuary that draws divers from all over the world. Shaab Marsa Alam is one of the real gems among its many diving locations. Divers will be left with unforgettable experiences at this dive site because it combines vibrant marine life with breathtaking coral formations.

The Allure of Shaab Marsa Alam

Known by most just as “Shaab,” Shaab Marsa Alam is a coral reef system that exemplifies the best of the Red Sea. It is well known for its glistening clean seas, which can offer visibility of more than thirty metres.

The great richness and minute features of the underwater environment may be completely appreciated by divers because to its clarity.

Shaab Marsa Alam

Marine Life in Shaab Marsa Alam

Diverse aquatic life in Shaab Marsa Alam is one of the most alluring features of diving there. Little nudibranchs to bigger pelagic visitors are among the many species that abound on the reef. Divers should anticipate coming upon:

  • Bright Reef Fish: Among the many colorful species that inhabit this reef are parrotfish, butterflyfish, and angelfish.
  • Stunning Sea turtles: You can often see green and hawksbill turtles slinking across the sea with elegance.
  • Lovely Rays: Blue-spotted rays and the occasional eagle ray gently move through the sandy areas.
  • Sharks: For the daring, seeing whitetip and grey reef sharks can make the dive much more thrilling.

Coral Gardens

Shaab Marsa Alam boasts some amazing coral formations. With so many hard and soft corals covering the reef, an underwater garden bursting with color and life is created. Because these corals give many marine life refuge and food, the reef is a healthy ecosystem.

Practical Information

Best Time to Visit Shaab Marsa Alam

At Shaab Marsa Alam, the ideal months to dive are April through November, when the water temperature is between 24 and 30°C. There is a lot of marine life and generally calm seas during this time.

Dive Operators

A variety of diving operators serve different skill levels and tastes in Marsa Alam. There is a dive centre that will meet your demands whether you are an expert diver looking for technical diving experiences or a novice looking for introductory dives.


Marsa Alam has a range of lodgings to guarantee a comfortable stay, from opulent resorts to reasonably priced cabins. Since many of these businesses are close to the dive locations, everyday diving trips are made easy to reach.

Divers find Shaab Marsa Alam to be an enthralling underwater location with a rich biodiversity. Every dive in Shaab offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, whether you’re swimming with dolphins, discovering the colorful coral gardens or seeing enormous sharks. So prepare to explore the beauties of Shaab Marsa Alam, where the aquatic world comes alive in all its splendor, by packing your gear.




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Monika Lis
Monika Lis, Trip Host

What is included in the tour

  • two scuba dives
  • buffet lunch veg + non veg
  • free photos and videos
  • pickup & drop only 20 km from the city
  • water / soft drinks/snacks

What makes this tour special

  • well equipped safety gear and instructions provided to divers for a comfortable experience
  • photos and videos of your journey under the sea with the marine life will be shared with you


What makes Shaab Marsa Alam a standout diving destination?
Renowned for its colorful reefs, breathtaking coral formations, and brilliantly clear waters with visibility that frequently reaches thirty meters, Shaab Marsa Alam is a top diving destination.
What types of marine life can divers expect to see at Shaab Marsa Alam?
Divers might encounter a diverse array of marine creatures, including colorful reef fish like angelfish and parrotfish, graceful rays, stately sea turtles, and various shark species like grey and whitetip reef sharks.
What are some of the notable dive sites at Shaab Marsa Alam?
Key dive sites include Shaab Samadai (Dolphin House), famous for its resident pod of spinner dolphins; Elphinstone Reef, known for its dramatic drop-offs and encounters with oceanic whitetip sharks; and Abu Dabbab, noted for its seagrass meadows and the elusive dugong.
When is the best time to dive at Shaab Marsa Alam?
April through November is the best time of year to go diving because of the warm water (24 to 30 degrees Celsius), calm seas, and a wealth of marine life.
Are there dive operators available in Marsa Alam?
Absolutely, a variety of dive operators in Marsa Alam offer dives for all skill levels and preferences, ranging from entry-level discovery dives to sophisticated technical diving expeditions.
What accommodation options are available in Marsa Alam?
Luxurious resorts and affordable lodges are among the lodging options available in Marsa Alam. Many of these are ideally situated close to the dive sites, making it simple to go on daily diving excursions.
What makes the coral formations at Shaab Marsa Alam special?
Countless marine creatures find refuge and nourishment in the breathtaking coral formations, which are made up of a variety of hard and soft corals that combine to form an underwater garden brimming with color and life.
Why is Shaab Samadai also known as Dolphin House?
Because it is home to a resident pod of spinner dolphins, Shaab Samadai is also known as Dolphin House, giving divers the opportunity to swim with these gregarious animals.
What can experienced divers expect at Elphinstone Reef?
Adventure seekers are drawn to Elphinstone Reef because experienced divers can anticipate strong currents, breathtaking drop-offs, and close encounters with hammerheads and oceanic whitetip sharks.
What unique marine creature might divers spot at Abu Dabbab?
In the seagrass meadows of Abu Dabbab, divers can catch a glimpse of the elusive dugong, also called the sea cow.

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What Our Customers Say
Such an amazing dive center - can totally recommend. The staff is incredible - super friendly, fun, helpful and make you feel safe under water. They also make you feel like being at home and part of the family, loved the after-dive coffee hangouts. :) Easy communication, everybody’s wishes were being considered and everything was well organised while I was there. Had a really great time, appreciate all the efforts and cannot wait to go back to keep Dugong hunting. :)
We went twice to the Samadai dolphin house: saw many dolphins snorkeling first, then did two beautiful dives in the reef. Ramadan was the best guide ever! We first did a refreshing dive with him. He’s very nice and professional, made us feel very comfortable the whole time.
Very enjoyable experience. Responsible and experienced instructors! They try to arranged the suitable schedule for us as much as possible, very cooperative with our idea of changing the schedule temporarily.
I wholeheartedly recommend the diving center. Very friendly staff. Full professionalism, very friendly atmosphere.. Special thanks to Monika, Mahmooud and Muhammad for showing us the underwater beauty..
Although the initial promise „learning how to fly“ sounded almost too good to be true, it was not exaggerated. Diving really is one of the best ways to spend your time and the „Deep South Divers“ School with it’s amazing house reef is the right place to learn it. We had the great pleasure to do our open water license with Mohammad Mustafa who is an amazing teacher. During the whole course he was supportive, calm and of course very knowledgeable. We always felt safe, received study materials in our native language (german) and were picked up at our hotel daily. Furthermore the other team members were extremely friendly and knew their craft. We will definitely come back for further diving. Thank you for the great experience.
My wife and I dove here for a good week. We are both experienced divers. All the staff were very courteous, helpful and accommodating for the dives we wanted to do. They were professional and they loved their job, and what they were doing. A big shout out to the DM's Ramadan and the Mohammed's, so great to dive with you and to get to know you as friends. The house reef is excellent, with a number of dive sites right off shore and even more within a quick zodiac ride. The equipment is of good quality, and the pick up and drop off to our place of stay was well timed with no hassles. The atmosphere at the dive center is very relaxed, with free water, coffee or tea for the asking. We look forward to be able to come back to Marsa Alam and dive with Deep South Diver in the future.
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