Dive Site

Gota Eden

  • Current: N/W in the morning, N/E at midday, N/E in the afternoon
  • Visibility: J, F, M, A: 25–35 m; M, J, J, A: 30–40 m; S, O, N, D: 40–50 m
  • Temperatures: J, F, M: 24–25°C; A, M, J: 26–28°C; J, A, S: 28–32°C; O, N, D: 28–24°C
  • Difficulty: 1 star
  • Depth: 100 m

Overview

It really exists, the Garden of Eden, also known as "Paradise" - half an hour west of Abu Basala. An insider tip that lives up to its name and is also suitable for night dives.

Description

A plateau with small caves, countless colorful fish, a garden of mountain, fire and staghorn corals, green sponges, gorgonians - the "Eden Reef" is a breathtaking dive spot.


If you decide to dive in this paradise in the Red Sea, you will encounter a slightly horseshoe-shaped reef with a length of about 160 and a width of 90 meters. If you arrive at the end of the reef, your breath will be taken away - it goes steeply downhill for well over 100 meters.

Hotspots

  • In the south we find several blocks - four of them reach the sea surface - with a height of six to eight meters. Bumphead parrotfish and batfish pose in this area. Encounters with eagle rays in the sandy lagoon round off the portfolio of "Eden Reef".

map Dive Plans

Drop off and coral garden

Towards the east, we leave the Zodiac and start diving. The current does the rest to let us drift a little further south. Soon we reach the indescribably beautiful coral garden that gave the reef its name. Some adrenaline is then still at the reef wall, where it goes over 100 meters down into the deep ocean.

Blocks and lagoon

Batfish and bumphead parrotfish are waiting for us by the famous blocks of "Eden Reef", which are best dived from the boat. The sandy lagoon is home to several eagle rays - an incredible experience to float together with these majestic creatures. We should pay special attention to the small caves at the main reef edge, from which young reef sharks curiously peek out every now and then.

Night dive

A very special highlight at "Eden Reef" are definitely the night dives. Of course we need a bit of courage to move away from the boat, but we are rewarded with the sight of spider crabs, feather stars and Spanish dancers. The perfect start to an unforgettable night!