Home ARTICLES Dive Spots

Dive Spots

Red Sea Dive Sites - Abu Hashish

Red Sea Dive Sites - Abu Hashish

Abu Hashish sounds like it has something to do with drugs and some people say that this reef got its name from the contraband cargo of a boat that once hit it. Others say that hashish also means seaweed in fisherman slang; something you find in some shallower bits of the lagoon here. The boats mostly moor up inside the lagoon, on the west side of the main reef where the depth is around4m-7m.

This dive can be done as a drift, or from the mooring and back. If you go from the mooring you first have to swim through a small channel in the reef. Here it’s no more than 2m in depth so waves and current can make the passage tricky.
 
Think about your buoyancy. When you are through, you swim a bit up north and turn around for a look back. This is what it is going to look like when you are on your way back. Memorize! One landmark is the small coral tower where you turn right into the channel.

Read more...
 

Full immersion holiday: the Liveaboards!

Full immersion holiday: the Liveaboards!


Just imagine…living for seven, ten or fourteen days on a floating hotel, pampered and spoiled, in air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms and piped music, ...

Read more...

Why Dive the Southern Red Sea?

 Why Dive the Southern Red Sea?

Sharks, Dolphins, Mantas, Jacks, Nudibranchs and Clownfish, the list goes on and on. If you are after variety then The Southern Red Sea is the place to be. Underwater nat...

Read more...

Read More in H2O


no%20bubble%201.jpg
By: Kimmo Hagman The weather conditions couldn't have been better for this early morning dive. The south Red Sea safari was starting to near its end
mares.jpg
The Mares Icon HD Nitrox Dive Computer, launched late last year, allows you to download your dive site maps into the wrist unit so they are available
drama1.jpg
In October of 2004, Australian cave diver DAVID SHAW set a new world depth record for rebreather diving, plunging to 271 MFW in the famous South
Banner

Coming Issue

 

Next edition in English

    next English issue will be available in March  ...

Calendar of events

October 2018 November 2018 December 2018
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Post Your Event Post Your Event

More Articles

Look But Leave

Few are the people who know that regardless of what type they are, shells serve the same purpose all around the world: they clean out impurities and make the water cleaner. In this sense we can say ...
Read More...

DNA MAN OR DOLPHIN? THE ULTIMATE DIVE

Not since 1976, when Jacques Mayol’s 100 meter dive shattered the record of Italian diver Enzo ...
Read More...

Reef Check - The Global Survey of Coral Reefs

By: Dipl. Biol. Constanze Cornad Why do we care about coral reefs? Coral reefs are the "rainforests of the sea" - the second most diverse ecosystem in the world. They provide food for 100 million c...
Read More...

THE DOUBLE-ENDED NEEDLEHORSE

New evidence in the Red Sea, the family of Pipefish’s/ Seahorses have been found at our Hurghada diving sites. The species Solegnathus includes the Pipefish as well. They are considered to be ...
Read More...

No Limit

Thanks to the invention of SCUBA, countless numbers of people have been able to experience the wonders and beauty the worlds’ oceans offer. And thanks to an organization called the International A...
Read More...

H2O Newsletter


Get diving news, trends, and business information delivered directly to your inbox!

Advertisement

Banner