Torfa El Mesheich

Posted in: Dive Sites Wadi Gimal- Oct 30, 2010 25 Comments

This is a coastal reef which is unique in its structure and variety of life. The main reef is stretching 2.5 to 3km along the coast. Countless cleaning stations, lagoons, pillars and small blocks which are rich in life and very colorful. There are an enormous number of fish and coral species that live in the area. Amongst the residents one can find nudibranches, crocodile fish, napoleons, sharks and every kind of sting ray. A highlight of the site is a good possibility to see some huge turtles which is the reason why this site is often nicknamed ‘the turtle house’. Another highlight is the huge hard coral garden the vast number of coral species that grow here make it the ideal site for national park rangers to use as a training ground for new recruits. This dive is usually done as a one way dive but there is also the possibility to do it directly from the boat.
On some days the visibility is not optimal, however the dive is still very nice there.


Diving Depth : 17 M
Trip Duration : 25 min

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