Shaab Shona is the second bay to the south after Port Ghaleb and one of the few places where you still have the chance to meet a manatee (dugong). This alone is worth a dive. There is also a beautiful coral garden and a large sea grass meadow with sea turtles, leopard rays or even ghost ray fish.
The lagoon is formed from a dried up river (wadi) and with a diameter of 150m between 5 and 45m deep. You can still see the wadi in the middle as a channel that rises to the north and south. In the north there is a plateau whose edges drop from 14 to over 40m.
The north side is characterized by boulders where you can find ghost pipefish, long-jawed makerels, glassfish and crocodile fish, but of course also as many different coral species. They reach from the reef edge partly down to 20m and are covered with life.
- On the seagrass meadow in the inner area you can meet with a little luck a dugong, mostly in shallow water, or 10 to 12m lionfish and also big turtles. In the west there is a nice small coral garden behind a sandy area.
- The southern edge has steep slopes and a large sand pile that drops from 20m to over 40m. There are accumulations of sand eels and all kinds of rays.