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 Saint John's reef, Zabargad & Rocky Is.

Egypt

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

English (Translate this text in English): Located between Ras Banas & Northern Sudan (just 10 miles from the Sudanese border), Saint John's reef is a large reef system (13 miles x 8 miles).

These virgin reefs offer only few protection to dive boats. There are dozens of excellent dive sites (some tiny circular reefs, some very large coral reefs).

Zabargad & Rocky Island are located 80 km SE of Port Berenice, not far from the Sudanese border and the Tropic of Cancer.

Enjoy this last Red Sea wildernesses places !

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Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate
Air temp. 21°C
70°F
22°C
72°F
24°C
75°F
28°C
82°F
31°C
88°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
32°C
90°F
30°C
86°F
26°C
79°F
22°C
72°F
Water temp. 19°C
66°F
20°C
68°F
21°C
70°F
23°C
73°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
25°C
77°F
23°C
73°F
21°C
70°F
20°C
68°F
Equipment No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé No ho sé
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Dive sites (28)
Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Abu Basala 4 / -
13 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Babble Koff - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Dangerous Reef South - / -
10 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Eden Reef - / -
10 m 20 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Gota Soraya 2 / -
15 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Gota Soraya North - / -
20 m 30 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Gotta Kebira - / -
9.1 m 18.3 m CMAS ** / AOW
Habili Ali 13 / -
30.0 m 70.0 m CMAS ** / AOW
Habili Gaffar 7 / -
15 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Marsa Salim - / -
13 m 15 m All divers
Marsa Selmi - / -
15 m 20 m All divers
Paradise Reef - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Reef Sud 8 Patates - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rocky Island East 7 / -
25 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rocky island North 1 / -
25 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Rocky Island South 5 / -
18 m 50 m CMAS ** / AOW
Saint John North - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS *** / Rescue
Saintt John's Caves 9 / -
8 m 12 m CMAS * / OW
Sandy Island 1 - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Sha'ab El Nos - / -
15 m 20 m All divers
Shaab Farag 3 / -
15 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Styphano 1 - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Styphano 2 - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Umm Aruk 10 / -
18.0 m 30.0 m All divers
White Rock - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zabargad North 5 / -
15 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zabargad South 4 / -
18 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zabargad West - / -
15 m 30 m CMAS ** / AOW

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 Dive logs

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Saintt John's Caves
Per chris
Mar 11, 2020
St John's Caves -
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Gotta Kebira
Per chris
Mar 11, 2020
Gotta Kebira -
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Dangerous Reef South
Per chris
Mar 10, 2020
Dangerous Reef South -
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Habili Ali
Per chris
Mar 10, 2020
Habili Ali South -
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Habili Ali
Per chris
Mar 10, 2020
Abili Ali Nord -
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Viatge: Saint John's Reef cruise
Per chris
Des de Mar 8, 2020 fins a Mar 14, 2020
With Dolce Vita liveaboard from Port Gahib
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Viatge: Egypt - Red Sea 2012, Liveaboard with Golden Dolphin II
Per JaMa
Des de May 11, 2012 fins a May 24, 2012

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Viatge: EGYPT - St. John Cruise
Per pecos
Des de Dec 26, 2010 fins a Jan 3, 2011
Crociera sub a St. John.  Barca: ALDEBARAN Partecipanti: Los 4 gaseosos 
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By Anonymous , 08-01-2006

St John's Stunning but no longer a wilderness - The St Johns area offers excellent diving even in these days of mass tourism.
The number of liveaboard dive boats in the area has increased dramatically in recent years.
Habili Ali is arguably the best dive in the area. however a busy day would have a dozen or more liveaboards jostling for a place to moor up and most of these boats hold 20 guest. a quiet day, if you're lucky may only see 3 or 4. You no longer get on a liveaboard in Egypt to get away from the crowds and dive in remote places. You now do a liveaboard to get access to the good,more remote, diving with everyone else. That said the diving is still well worth doing, just dont expect to be the only boat on a dive site - those days vanished when the airport near Marsa Alam open a number of years back.

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