The 7 mile long reef complex runs parallel to the coast.
At the northern end, the wreck of the "Blue Belt", which sank in 1977, lay outside the reef. The ship's cargo consisted of "Toyota" brand passenger cars and trucks, hence the name "Toyota Wreck." It was en route from Jeddah to Port Sudan - the cause of the sinking has not yet been determined.
Unfortunately, the Blue Belt slipped off the reef in the summer of 2013 and has not been able to be dived since. The spot where the wreck was for so long is identified by cargo remains on the reef. Nevertheless, a dive in the area is worthwhile. At a depth of 5 - 40 m the reef offers an incredible variety of corals, big napoleons and manta rays are at home here. If you dive to the north, you will reach a beautiful coral garden with hundreds of table corals in all sizes and colors.
- Napoleons and Mantas