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Three Pools, Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt


Three Pools is a dive site south of Moray Garden named after its 3 shallow entry lagoons. You enter at the first lagoon and through the three pools to the drop off. It is a nice coral garden outside very rich in colours and shapes. Heading north over an extensive coral reef or along the edge of a drop off, you encounter many reef fish, Napoleons, Picasso Triggerfish, Morays and Rays. You can continue the dive towards Moray Garden through a shallow lagoon surrounded by beautiful corals, barracudas and squids.


Difficulty: * / Tide: – / Level: OW+ / Tec: – / Depth: 18-40 m / Snorkelling: yes / Current: */


Three_Pools_dive_sitesThree Pools is just South of Moray Gardens. It’s name derives from the three natural pools in the reef plate at a depth of 3 to 4 metres.  This dive once again is best done during high tide and is ideal as a second or third dive of the day due to the shallowness of the water. The three sandy pools, interconnected by saddles of coral, form the entry and exit point for this dive. Outside the third pool you can often find young Napoleon fish before descending to the deepest point of the dive, following a sandy alley with Brain Coral, Pipe Coral and Salad Coral along the sides. The alley brings you to a coral garden, keep your eyes out for the resident turtle which often patrols the area. The latter part of the dive remains shallow, where the coral blocks appear to compete with each other to catch the sun’s rays and show wonderful red coloured details.

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Three Pools, Dahab, Red Sea, Egypt

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