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Snorkel Site
TABA
The Egyptian red sea’s most northerly resort, Taba offers excellent snorkeling opportunities accessed by boat and
shore. BluE looks at the resort’s top three snorkel spots.
Pharaoh’s Island
Pharaoh’s Island
Taba is famed for its frogfish which can be covered in glassfish and other life. A resident
seen by a good eye from the surface. lionfish green turtle is often spotted by snorkellers.
reached by dayboat, Pharaoh’s Island lies
and clownfish can also be seen here in good
8km south of Taba. It is the site of salah El
numbers. The sheltered nature of the water
Taba Heights
din castle. The castle is a crusader fort built
here has attracted a diverse range of macro
An excellent snorkel site accessed by shore,
in 1115 to levy taxes on Arab merchants and
life.
the hyatt regency house reef is situated at
to offer protection to travellers traveling from the northern end of Taba heights. The coral
Jerusalem to st catherine’s Monastery. It was The Fjord gardens here meander along the coastline
conquered in 1170 and was abandoned soon A naturally stunning area situated in its own from depth of 12m to 1m. octopus, moray
after. cove, the Fjord is sheltered from any sinai eels, clown fish, nudibrachs, parrot fish and
surrounding the castle are some excellent breezes. here you will find a giant fresh water puffer fish are among the fish that frequent
spots for snokellers to explore. The reef wall well which is surrounded by beautiful coral this site.
is encrusted in beautiful soft and hard coral pinnacles at depths of around 4m to 10m.
in depths of between 1m and 12m. These vibrantly coloured coral pinnacles are
special thanks to Taba heights for its help
with this feature: www.tabaheights.com
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Issue  october / November 2009
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