Careless Reef is located in the north, about 1 hour away sailing from Hurghada. This reef is known as one of the best dive sites in the diving area.
Careless Reef is located in the north, about 1 hour away sailing from Hurghada. This reef is known as one of the best dive sites in the diving area of Hurghada, both for the marine life and the beautiful corals.
High waves and strong currents are frequent at Careless Reef, so many dive centers only dive at this place in good weather conditions.
When diving in good weather conditions this dive site is suitable for beginners to advanced divers. But if you decide to dive Careless Reef in not so favorable weather conditions, it is preferable to be an advanced diver. The average depth at Careless Reef is 18 meters.
Most of the time the visibility at this dive site is very good (about 30 meters).
The reef itself is a mid-sea reef plateau and is composed of two coral pinnacles with a valley of 16 meters deep between these coral peaks.
The reef composition is diverse, with most coral species, both hard and soft corals. And don’t forget the beautiful table corals and fire corals that are present at this reef.
Careless Reef is famous for being the home of many reef sharks and other big fishes due to the strong currents.
Octopus, rays as well as turtles and dolphins are common sights.
It is advisable to dive through the coral garden, across the plateau to a wall that is easily dropping to 60 meters. Nothing but the blue on the other side and hopefully a hammerhead shark.
Take your time to enjoy the bundles of corals radiating like stain glass through the sun.
When diving around the pinnacles, you will notice numerous moray eels reaching 2 meters long housing within the coral heads. Diving at Careless Reef is giving you the feeling that you are diving in a picturesque aquarium.
Experienced divers can also explore some caves at a depth of 40 meters or deeper. Sharks, tunas, jacks, and barracudas can be spotted at deeper depths.
You should consider diving at Careless Reef, a remarkable and popular diving spot. Don’t miss the chance to discover this enchanting and touching underwater world, such as a charming brown grouper hiding among the sea fans or a magnificent warty clownfish swimming around and protecting his home, a sea anemone.