Dive Site

Habili Radir

  • Current: N/W in the morning, N/W at midday, N/E in the afternoon
  • Visibility: J, F, M, A: 25–35 m; M, J, J, A: 30–60 m; S, O, N, D: 50–60 m
  • Temperatures: J, F, M: 22–24°C; A, M, J: 26–28°C; J, A, S: 28-30°C; O, N, D: 28-25°C
  • Difficulty: 3 stars
  • Depth: 100 m

Overview

Nowadays, it's not often that we can dive alone and there are hardly any more secret spots. Habili Radir is still rather untouched terrain – located 40 minutes northwest from Sha'ab Sharm. A collection of large and small blocks which are situated on a reef plateau. For all those who don't want to be disturbed by the bubbles of other divers.

Description

Habili Radir is a rather narrow but long plateau with a width of 60 to 80m and a length of 250m. On the west side it is defined by several main boulders that rise almost to the surface. The rest is distributed over the whole eastern side with sizes from 4 to 15m. Towards the east, the reef slopes continuously down to the outer plateau to a depth of 37 to 43m. There comes the drop-off edge. To the north, Habili Radir has a plateau-like extension with dozens of coral mounds of varying sizes.
This reef is rarely approached as there should be no wave if you like to anchor there.

The growth consists in the upper part of hard corals, on the reef wall mainly of soft corals. In the course downwards and on the plateau there is a mix in all colors and structures. In the east you can see blue fan corals.

The fish population is indescribable and ranges from white tip reef sharks to eagle rays, snappers and lots of snails. Behind every block and in every indentation you will find schools of fusiliers and mackerels.


Swimming and snorkeling should be avoided here as well, due to the currents and at times the wave.

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