The Garden of Eden (otherwise known as 'paradise') really does exist – and just because we're nice, we'll also let you know where it can be found: only half an hour west of Abu Basala. An insiders' tip which lives up to its name and is also perfect for night dives.
A plateau featuring small caves, myriads of colourful fish, a garden boasting porites, fire coral and acropora, green sponges, sea whips – the Eden Reef is a stunning diving spot that will make our hearts beat faster and erase the term 'everyday worries' from our vocabulary.
Those who choose to dive in this paradise will encounter a slightly horseshoe-shaped reef measuring approx. 160 metres in length and 90 metres in width. At the end of the reef, you'll be left breathless, as you dive steeply down a 100-metre descent.
- Blocks: A summit ascent is what it's all about in the southern part: multiple blocks – four of which reach right up to the water's surface and measure six to eight metres in height – are found here. Take out your underwater camera here: humphead parrotfish and batfish strike poses in this area as if they're on the catwalks of 'Egypt's Next Top Model'. Encounters with eagle rays in the sandy lagoons round off the Eden Reef's portfolio.