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Abu Sauatir Dive Sites - El Quseir, Red Sea and Middle East

The diving in Abu Sauatir, located just 15km north of El Qusier, is ideal for divers who want intensive diving whilst staying right on the spot. The Roots Luxury Camp offers a PADI 5* and BSAC affiliated dive resort with luxury chalets, restaurant and options for unlimited house reef diving.

From here you can explore the area. "It's like a Livaboard on Land" said one very happy Sportif client recently. Known as the 'Jewel of the Red Sea', El Quseir provides some of the very best shore based diving.

Abu Sauatir
The House Reef at Abu Sauatir is one of the regions more popular dive sites due to its easy accessibility with a sand canyon leading out to the sloping sandy bay. The protected area of the bay forms an amphitheatre for marine life with family of Squid dash, Blue Spotted rays hide under overhangs, caverns provide daytime shelter to the nocturnal Squirrel fish and reef fish of every size and colour adorn the pinnacles. Night diving is superb at Abu Sauatir and the Pharaoh Dive Camp is ideally located to make the very most of the site. 

Daily diving is also offered at other shore diving sites and by both Hard Boat or Zodiak as well as day excursions to Abu Dabab, Elphinstone or the Salem Express. There are a large amount of dive sites available with a variety of shore diving, zodiac and hard boat diving. Here are just a few:

Abu Sauatir Roots Camp house reef: Easy entry bay with beautiful hard and soft corals as well as a fantastic variety of marine life from nudibranch to turtles. The red anemone at 18m is a photographers must. An excellent location for night dives.

Cathedral: Swim through sunlight filled passages before coming to the main catherdral itself. A large beautiful domed cavern filled with hundreds of Dusty Sweepers glinting in the mottled sunlight filtering through the cracks in the reef like stained glass windows.

El Moghar: Descend through the 'stargate' entry to get to the main reef. Large shoals of trevelly hang in the open while reef fish dart in and out of the reef. Great dive site for all level of diver.

Erg Lassal: This large pinnicle is covered with soft corals and is absolutely teeming with life. On the reef floor morays and rays reside, shoals of glass fish hide in the overhangs, while thousands of purple and orange Anthias surround the higher levels.

Erg Monica: One of two off shore reefs only accessible by hardboat. Amazingly colourful undulating hard coral gardens with shoals of goatfish and sweetlips. Pink and purple soft corals hang off pinnicles surrounded by harems of Golden Anthias.

Marsa Waleed: Beautiful canyon entry that twists and turns through the reef before arriving at the reef wall. Great place to see fish cleaning stations. Occasional chance to see a dugong.

Nafag Rene: Spend time gliding through this amazing cavern system that cuts through the reef. Glass fish, box fish and morays all inhabit the caverns before getting to the outer reef wall. Suitable for experienced divers only.

The Rock: Home to hundreds of clownfish and their beautiful yellow and red carpet anenomes make this site a must!. Shoals of trumpetfish, octopus and the occasional turtle make this a fantastic sight for photography.Only possible by boat or zodiac.

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.