Near Garden Sharm information, tours, prices and online booking
Near Garden Sharm located at the north entrance to Naama Bay in Sharm El Sheikh. In fact, it is a coral shelf that extends out from the shore. Moreover, it extends for about 20 feet at a shallow depth. Furthermore, it then slopes off to 100 feet to a sandy bottom. In some places along the slope you may find sand channels that rise to the coral shelf. Near Garden Sharms begins on an inshore mini-wall that drops from the surface reef table to about 15m (50ft). From here, the reef slopes gently outward, maintaining an even profile to 25m (80ft), where the slope steepens considerably.
A huge number of pinnacles, heads and coral clumps dot the reef as it descends. In fact, it hosts populations of colorful small reef fish. The larger reef fish are also present. The blue-spotted stingrays rest half hidden on the sandy bottom. In fact, the wall covered with fan corals, soft and hard corals. They in fact are the homes to many fish species. In this area you may find some large hump-head wrasses that will sometimes swim up above you. They also swim alongside hoping to get a handout of food. Feeding of the fish prohibited because it upsets the biological balance of the reef.
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Unfortunately, there are some divers who disregard these regulations. That is why the fish became quite used to getting fed. This does come as some benefit to the divers as the fish are sometimes easily approachable for photos and videos. In fact, there are many Glass Bottom Boat tours and snorkeling tours to this area. The feeding of the fish goes on in spite of the laws. In fact, Near Garden Sharm is a great place for night diving. Moreover, the reef is completely different at night than it is during the day.
The basket and feather stars come out at night to feed in the currents. Moreover, the lack of sunlight and the use of dive lights makes the colors of the reef more beautiful. The typical depth range is from 5 to 100 feet and is best accessed by a shore dive. It also accessed by boat dive or a local guide. The required experience for this area starts from the novice level till the advanced one.
The diving site facts:
- Location: Just south of Far Garden, to the north of Naama Bay.
- Access: By local or live-aboard boat from Sharm El Sheikh or other ports.
- Average Depth: 15m (50ft).
- Maximum Depth: 30m+ (100ft+).
- Average Visibility: 20m (65ft).