FURY SHOAL / SATAYA

LOCATION

The Fury Shoals a.k.a. Sataya make up several reefs along the Southwest Red Sea coast, offering amazing scuba diving opportunities with some of the most pristine reefs in Egypt. The hard and soft coral are unspoiled and are a highlight of many dive sites.

A very famous dive site in The Fury Shoals is called the Dolphin Reef (Sha’ab Sataya). A pod of Dolphins is living there and can be often spotted while scuba diving or Snorkeling.

Fury shoal also known as Sataya is a reef system south of Hamata and is famous for stunning hard coral gardens and some caverns and not to forget the home of a famous dolphin house.
Fury shoal also known as Sataya is a reef system south of Hamata and is famous for stunning hard coral gardens and some caverns and not to forget the home of a famous dolphin house.

BIODIVERSITY

This area in the Red Sea is known for big hard coral gardens, some caverns and some wall diving. Each site offering quite a different kind of marine life.

The wall dives give a chance for a hammerhead or logimanus or even some dolphins passing by as Sataya itself is the local Dolphin house

The caverns offer juveniles and Audi’s and some stunning macro life.

THE DIVING

DIVE SITE SPECS
Access:Year round, in the winter currents and wind pick up
Type of diving:Cavern, wall, night, shallow water
Diver level:Advanced & comfortable with currents & depth.
Depth:0-40 meters
Current:none-medium
Visability:20-30 meters

FAMOUS SITES

  • Sataya east
  • Sataya west
  • Malahi
  • Maksour
  • Claudio
  • Stairway to heaven
This playground known as Malahi is an absolute pearl. Large pinnacles and block come from 20-25 meters up to the surface and are sitting quite closet each other. Loads of swim-throughs are the result and those are overgrown with big hard corals.
This playground known as Malahi is an absolute pearl. Large pinnacles and block come from 20-25 meters up to the surface and are sitting quite closet each other. Loads of swim-throughs are the result and those are overgrown with big hard corals.
The south plateau of Maksour extends deep into the blue and is covered with coral blocks. Good chance to spot stonefish, turtle eating, nurses in all sizes, Napoleon wrasses and some shark action if there is a current running.
The south plateau of Maksour extends deep into the blue and is covered with coral blocks. Good chance to spot stonefish, turtle eating, nurses in all sizes, Napoleon wrasses and some shark action if there is a current running.
Claudio or Claudia is famous for her big caves and stunning coral gardens. A must dive for many opus.
Claudio or Claudia is famous for her big caves and stunning coral gardens. A must dive for many opus.

WHAT TRIPS BRING YOU THERE?

These dives can be done by Liveaboard, where you combine the best dive sites in a weeks diving. The following trips offer it as part of their program: