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Marsa Mubarak Reef

Marsa Mubarak is a unique dive site located in the south of Egypt, near Marsa Alam. This site may not have the most impressive coral formations or underwater topography, but it offers an unforgettable experience for divers, thanks to its resident population of green sea turtles and dugongs.
Marsa Mubarak with Dugong

Diving in Marsa Mubarak

Diving at Marsa Mubarak begins with a sandy beach entry, leading to a gently sloping bottom with a reef wall on one side, home to various coral growth and fish. In the middle of the dive site, you will find a patch of seagrass where the natural attraction lies. This seagrass is home to the local population of green sea turtles and a resident dugong nicknamed Dennis.

Marine Life in Marsa Mubarak

Marsa Mubarak is famous for its resident population of green sea turtles and the dugong named Dennis, making it one of the best dive sites in Egypt to see these majestic creatures up close. Besides the turtles and dugongs, the dive site is home to many Bony fish, including unicornfish, triggerfish, and angelfish.


Marsa Mubarak may not have the most spectacular underwater scenery, but it is undoubtedly one of the best dive sites in Egypt to experience the wonders of the sea. The presence of green sea turtles and dugongs makes this dive site an unforgettable experience for divers. With easy access from the beach and the nearby hotels providing good facilities, Marsa Mubarak is a must-visit destination for any diving enthusiast.

Where is Marsa Mubarak

Marsa Mubarak is located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, near Marsa Alam. It is approximately 25 kilometers south of Marsa Alam International Airport and about 270 kilometers south of Hurghada.

  • It's a shame. 20 persons around the dugong, he had not the space to emerge and breath. Everyone with the GO-PRO stick to the dugong face to have a pic to post to the social Networks. Why not just Googling "dugong" to have a picture of this animal? People, please try to learn a bit
  • Great bay, with sandy beach and with a coral reef on left side and lots of turtles. In the middle on seagrass you can spot Dugong. He is usually feeding there between 7-8am, or 3-4pm and is around 12m-4m deep. Sometimes he shows up close to the beach, but I had to swim quite far
  • Dan
    Someone should stop this madness and stop bringing hundreds of crazy tourists with noisy and stinky ships into this bay who don't know how to behave, making noise and kick and try to touch the animals and block their way to breathing. Please leave this bay only for the few hotel guests, just because of
  • An Amazing Dive site . suitable for both divers and snorkellers . Where you can enjoy watching a huge sea turtles in shallow depth of the bay in the sloppy sandy sea Grass bay . Accessible by boat trip starting from the harbor of port Ghalip .
  • We took a sea-trip with visiting Marsa Mubarak bay. And yes, we met at least three turtles, one Napoleon fish and after a while dugong came as well ❤️❤️❤️ Was very happy to swim with this amazing creature!

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