EEL GARDEN

Meet Dahab’s Garden Eel colony

Eel Garden takes its name from the countless garden eels that carpet the sea floor not far from the entry point of the dive.

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

DEPTH: 25m

CURRENTS: sometimes

SNORKELING: yes

After walking over the reef plate to the entry spot which is a nine meter canyon, it then broadens into a large sandy area that slopes down gradually. After diving along a jutting reef that lays perpendicular to the main reef the eels slowly come into view. The amazing site of the garden eels waving to and fro in the current like synchronized swimmers who vanish back into the sand as you approach never ceases to amaze, even for the locals who dive there a couple of times a week.

Descend to about 20 m where you will find a nearly flat section with coral boulders and several table corals. It is quite common to find a thick congregation of barracudas regularly patrolling the area.

On your way back at around 5 and 10 m you will see healthy, wide range variety of both soft and hard corals which is rivaled only by the fish life, stunning. Look out here for the rare seagrass ghost pipefish.

Particularity

Difficult entry & exit when rough – possible for good divers in rough weather though.