- Elphinstone, with its extremely rich undersea fauna, including turtles and coral fish;
- Shaab Samadai, known also as Dolphin House due to the large number of dolphins swimming in the area
- Fury Shoals, shallows with a wonderful coral garden, swimming dolphins and the wrecks of a tugboat and an old sailing ship.
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Published June 2018
Marsa Alam is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.
Located at the very heart of the Port Ghalib resort community in Marsa Alam, on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast, the Port Ghalib Marina, operational since 2002, houses a 5 meter deep harbour basin, harbourmaster control, full customs and immigration facilities, ship chandlery, slipway, full service ferry terminal and refuelling facilities. The area is dotted with some greatest diving sites offering some of Egypt’s most beautiful and pristine beaches and the upscale Port Ghalib Resort.
Inside Port Ghalib Resort
In Marsa Alam is located the largest state-of-the-art business and convention centre hosted by the luxurious Port Ghalib Resort. The facility offers a total meeting space of 1950 sq. m. designed to host all scales of corporate, political and private events and meetings.
Going on a safari in Egypt is rewarding in more ways than one to experience the calm of the desert, natural wonders and ancient ruins. It is possible to take short range desert safaris that last a few hours, a day or an overnight stay. To try the experience of the deep desert, it is possible to go for a long range Egypt safari with internationally recognized guides to lead you to the Great Sand Sea and other remote places.
Hurghada City, spanning over 40 km of pristine coastline, has year-round sunshine, incredibly beautiful coral reefs and dozens of exciting attractions in a laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Hurgada famous as a diving destination, it still has something for everyone, even the non-divers: beach fun, extreme water sports, clubbing and golfing are only some of the options. Hurghada is a resort town divided by Sigala, El-Dahar and El-Memsha.
Located 20 km off Marsa Alam’s shore, Elphinstone Reef is a great diving site. The reef is 300 metres long, and its walls drop to spectacular depths of more than 100 metres. The reef is covered with soft corals and the underwater fauna species you’ll spot there are extremely diversified. These include barracudas, angel fish, groupers, and morays, only to name a few. The occasional visitors include whitetip and grey reef sharks, as well as hammerheads.
Marsa Abu Dabbab, the shallow and sandy reef, is an ideal place for an easy and relaxing dive. While diving in the Marsa Abu Dabbab site, you might get the chance of meeting dolphins, as well as the famous dugong "sea cows", turtles and spotted rays. Discover a beach and snorkelling with sea turtles with a tour from Marsa Alam