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Angelfish at Big Gubal Island, Red Sea dive site - Courtesy of Carina Hall

Big Gubal Island reefscape, Red Sea dive site - Courtesy of Luke Cooper-Berry

Pufferfish at Big Gubal Island, Red Sea dive site - Courtesy of Luke Cooper-Berry

Butterfly fish at Big Gubal Island, Red Sea dive site - Courtesy of Chris Williams

Scuba Diving in the Red Sea

Dive Site: Big Gubal Island

Location: 27°35'32"N; 33°46'40"E

Description: Reef / drift

Depth: 30 metres (100 feet)

Visibility: 40 metres (130 feet)

Rating: ****

Entry takes you straight to a sand eel garden, which you must approach with care in order to prevent the eels hiding under the sand. There is a lot of life here including thousands of tiny fish in the water near the reef, octopus, clownfish, parrotfish, and butterflyfish. This is a very pretty dive.



Reader Reviews:

This is a very pretty dive with a lovely eel garden and two big groupers hanging about. I saw five jacks in a pack and millions of glass fish. There were also black-eyed thick-lipped wrasse and a few single masked puffers.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor



Two weeks ago we went on a trip to the North wrecks. Thank you for the information on this site [No problem, we're glad it was of use! DSD]. Amazing.

Hans van Haalen | 8/11/2009



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