Liveaboard Diving in Fury Shoal

What to Expect on a Fury Shoals Liveaboard

In the deep south of the Egyptian Red Sea lies Fury Shoals, a chain of 20 or so reefs around 30km long. Known as some of the best diving in the Red Sea with some of the most pristine reefs, the Fury Shoals offer something for all levels of diver. Lagoons, drop offs, wrecks and stunning reefs will keep even the most seasoned of divers happy.

Fury Shoals Underwater

Divers will enjoy unspoiled diving and beautiful reefs. With huge hard coral formations, massive table corals and colourful soft corals, marine life is plentiful. Anemones, Napoleon Wrasse, Octopus, White Tip Reef Sharks, Barracudas, Giant Trevallies, Tuna and Dolphins are common.

Dive Sites of Fury Shoals

On the southern tip of the Fury Shoals is Sha'ab Caudia or Sha'ab Claude, a small reef alive with corals and life and amazing swim-throughs. With a maximum depth of around 25m, conditions are usually quite good her and make for easy diving.

Abu Galawa Soraya is a doughnut shaped reef with an amazing coral garden located in the middle. This is a great place to go critter hunting looking for Nudibranchs, Shrimp, Scorpionfish and Octopus. Once you venture outside of the coral garden keep and eye out for larger marine life like turtles and white tip reef sharks.

Sha'ab Sataya is located at the very south of the Fury Shoals reef system, and famous for the large pod of spinner dolphins that hangs out in the natural lagoon. Aside from lagoon are some great dives with amazing drop-offs and the chance to spot

North-east of Fury Shoals is Shaab Maksour, a reef around 1 and half km long, surrounded by steep walls, it is similar to Elphinstone Reef and sightings of turtles, rays and sharks are known on the the north and south plateaus.

A small Chinese tug boat is located at Abu Galawa Kebir, which makes a great dive as it is a combination of reef and wreck. Start on the outer edge of the reef and keep an eye out for turtles, rays and octopus, before ending up around the coral encrusted wreck to hunt for macro life. There are also some great swim-throughs at this dive site.

Getting There

To get to the Fury Shoals dive liveaboards will depart from either Marsa Ghalib or Hamata. Hamata, Egypt's most southerly Red Sea Resort, is located around 180km south of Marsa Alam, and Port Ghalib’s airport is the closest one to Hamata. The land transfer takes around 2½ hours, or you can get there overland from Hurghada which takes around 5 hours.

Fury Shoal Diving Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 33 Verified Reviews
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fury Shoal's natural reef systems were diverse, colorful and stunning.

Diving Fury Shoal in February on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Tomas S
  • Sweden Sweden

Longimanus and tigersharks :)

Diving Fury Shoal in October on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Seo M
  • Switzerland Switzerland

I have a near contact with a hammerhad.

Diving Fury Shoal in May on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Malgorzata B
  • Poland Poland

My first time in this site. I'm impressed and would like to return.

Diving Fury Shoal in November on the MY Seawolf Felo

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Annika A
  • Germany Germany

Very nice coral formations and snorkelling with dolphins was great!

Diving Fury Shoal in May on the Emperor Elite

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kim B
  • Canada Canada

Amazing. We really enjoyed seeing dolphins.

Diving Fury Shoal in September on the Contessa Mia

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sujeong O
  • South Korea South Korea

I enjoyed diving in peaceful, sometimes dreamlike point.

Diving Fury Shoal in August on the Blue Melody

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joar M
  • Sweden Sweden

Very good. Lots of marine life and cool swim throughs.

Diving Fury Shoal in December on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Bernd B
  • Germany Germany

Shaàb Hamam - "Stairway to Heaven" - a wow divesite. Claudio very nice cave and wonderful hard coral garden.

Diving Fury Shoal in July on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Thomas W
  • Italy Italy

Pretty and easy dive sites. Plenty of Dolphins. A special experience

Diving Fury Shoal in August on the Aphrodite

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ralph G
  • Germany Germany

Disappointing nothing special.

Diving Fury Shoal in September on the Golden Dolphin

Origin: US