Dive Site

Habili Radir

  • Current: N/W in the morning, N/W at midday, N/E in the afternoon
  • Visibility: J, F, M, A: 25–35 m; M, J, J, A: 30–60 m; S, O, N, D: 50–60 m
  • Temperatures: J, F, M: 22–24°C; A, M, J: 26–28°C; J, A, S: 28-30°C; O, N, D: 28-25°C
  • Difficulty: 3 stars
  • Depth: 100 m

Overview

Nowadays, it's not often that we can dive alone and there are hardly any more secret spots. Habili Radir is still rather untouched terrain – located 40 minutes northwest from Sha'ab Sharm. A collection of large and small blocks which are situated on a reef plateau. For all those who don't want to be disturbed by the bubbles of other divers.

Description

The main blocks of Habili Radir extend almost to the surface. Towards the east, the reef continually slopes down to a depth of between 37 and 43 metres, before the drop-off edge can be found. Hard coral have colonised the upper area and the reef wall is mainly populated by soft coral.

Whoever wants to cast anchor here, must wait until the waves have calmed. One of the reasons why there is not as much diving activity present in Habili Radir as in other spots. Ever seen a blue sea fan before? We'll find these beauties of nature in the eastern area. Whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, snappers, snails, fusiliers or mackerel – all of them feel at ease here.

Even squirrelfish, which tend to swim solo, stick to groups here. There are also emperor prawns (perhaps on a secret mission on behalf of the Roman Empire) resting on whip coral or branching coral – the hiding places for reef life here are infinite. Seek and you shall find: Countless dragonfish perfect their incredibly good camouflage among the coral.

Again, you should avoid swimming and snorkeling, due to the currents and sometimes the wave.

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