Erg Sabina is about 90 minutes on boat from Hurghada, located on the eastern side of the narrowest part of Giftun Island.
Erg Sabina is about 90 minutes on boat from Hurghada, located on the eastern side of the narrowest part of Giftun Island. Erg Sabina is a beautiful little coral reef between 10 and 12 meters deep, where the word biodiversity finds meaning.
This dive site is not 100% protected from the wind, but as a shallow dive site, it is always suitable for all levels. Erg Sabina can be subject to strong currents – due to the shape of the Giftun Strait bottleneck – depending on the season, stay alert and keep all safety considerations in mind.
The area is perfect for underwater photography; clear waters and corals form a fantastic panorama.
Erg Sabine is surrounded by a sandy plateau, stretching towards the north and ending at another but smaller erg.
Erg Sabina is the most beautiful on the north side. In addition to the reef, there are some large corals, along with schools of fish in the current. Approximately 50 meters north, you will find a breathtaking small erg full of soft corals and glass fishes. And if you take the time to look under the table corals or the coral blocks, you could be surprised by what you can find.
The main attraction of the site is a gigantic coral pinnacle overgrown with hard and soft corals, boasting of amazing fire corals where marine life abounds. Nudibranch, lobsters, and angelfish are regular residents.
Life around Erg Sabina is mesmerizing. Spectacular schools of crystal fish swimming by. You can spot colorful butterflyfish, crocodile fish, turtles, and eagle rays. Lionfish, groupers, clownfish, jackfish, surgeonfish and a lot more species are living around the reef. The huge amount of small fishes also attracts predators like mackerel, groupers, and scorpionfish. You can be the witness of a marvelous spectacle: a school of glassfish darts through the water in response to the predator’s ferocious attack, who is trying to split the school in half and the ones in doubt will become lunch. On the sandy bottom of the reef are well-camouflaged crocodile fishes hunting from there. If you are lucky, you might even encounter a whale shark whose appearance is always sensational.
Erg Sabina, with its rich underwater world, provides exceptional dives.