After a short ferry ride from Taba’s coast, you’ll reach the Island of the Pharaoh, also known as the Coral Island, a small granite atoll surrounded by coral reefs and amazing dive sites. The island is also known for its citadel, originally built by crusaders and later conquered and reconstructed by Saladin. The citadel is listed today as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The diving sites surrounding the island include the Picasso Reef; an underwater mountain that leads down 24 metres to huge table corals. At a depth of 12 metres, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a wide variety of colourful fish, including the famous “Picasso Trigger Fish.
Located just 15 km south of Taba, the Fjord is a spectacular diving spot housed by a stunningly beautiful and protected bay with dazzling coral reefs and unforgettable scenery. If you’re an experienced diver, you’ll be tempted by the “Fjord hole”: a site you will reach after following a huge coral bed at 16 m of depth, you’ll find a huge hole that goes down to a depth of 24 m. After entering the hole, you’ll witness an amazing marine life scene: fish from the open sea coming to feed on plenty of tiny Glass Fish and Silver Fish.
The “Fjord Banana” is an alternative for the less experienced divers: a shallow reef in the shape of a banana, reaching a maximal depth of 12 m, and housing a wide variety of fish and corals.