Habili Ali (also: Habili Kebir) is about 3 hours away from Ras Banas in a southerly direction. With its steeply sloping reef walls, it extends from a depth of 100m dominant up from a deep plateau and is therefore blessed with extraordinary wealth of fish. Whether big or small - everything can be!
This reef is the most north-easterly from the central region of St.John's. It is a drop off reef, which is depending on the season between 0 and 4 meters under water. The reef is everywhere permeated with grooves, notches and overhangs. Everywhere there is to see beautiful and abundant vegetation with soft and hard corals and huge gorgonians and black corals. In addition to the large fan corals you can certainly consider the favorite of all divers - the Longnose Hawkfish.
Habili Ali has a width from north to south of around 20 to 25m in length from east to west 150 to 200m. In the south it falls from 10 to 15m and then goes into a narrow plateau. The eastern and western sides drop well over 40m in depth.
Unfortunately, the reef can not always be approached, because the roof is so nearly under water that can form pretty decent breakers even at small outer shaft.
Since Habili Ali is an outer reef, the current can be strong and come from all directions. A current check is indispensable.
- From sharks, barracudas, trevallies, puffers or buffalo head parrot fish to hammerhead sharks, manta rays and dolphins almost all the inhabitants of the Red Sea can be spotted here.