Abu Dabbab is one of the most popular bays in the area of Marsa Alam. Also known as the Turtles Bay, it is very famous for its sea turtles, colorful corals and fish as well as a wide range of marine life. Here you have a great chance to meet one of the dugongs (sea cows), living in the bay.
Abu Dabbab is one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea and of all of Egypt. It is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with the very rare and endangered Dugong aka the Sea Cow. In fact, there are two resident Dugongs in the Abu Dabbab bay named Dennis and Dougal. This dive site also features friendly giant Green Sea Turtles that you can swim with up close and personal. In the shallow water, it is not rare to spot the bizarre looking but completely harmless Guitar Shark. In addition to the big stuff, there are also superb macro subjects such as the Ornate Ghost Pipefish, the rare thorny seahorse and the delicate Hairy Pygmy Pipehorse! All this Exceptional and Rare marine life makes Abu Dabbab a very special spot and a must dive for anyone visiting Hurghada.
We will pick up you up from your hotel, after arrival to Abu Dabbab Beach you will start snorkeling for about one hour by the northern reef of Abu Dabbab, then around the sea grass to snorkel around the turtles. In case we encounter the Dugong, we will snorkel around it, in case we can not find it, we will take a speed 1 hour speed boat trip to Um Hallhalla. After that we will have a break for 30 minutes. Lunchtime is at 12:30 in our Turtles Restaurant & Bar. After the lunch we will have the third time of snorkeling in the bay. This time it will be around the south reef and the turtles. At 15:30 we start going back to your hotel.