Horseshoe-shaped Sataya, 50km north of Berenice, is the main reef of the Fury Shoals, and has steep walls leading down to a sandy slope scattered with a great variety of coral heads. Depth: 4m to more than 40m. Rating: intermediate.
North of Marsa Alam, Elphinstone has steep reef walls covered with soft corals, and is washed by strong currents that are ideal for sharks â€“ seven species reportedly frequent its waters. Depth: 20m to 40m. Rating: advanced.
Atop an inshore reef 60km north of Berenice lies the wreck of this 65m-long cargo ship. Lying on her side in just 14m of water, Hamada is a fairly easy, extremely picturesque dive site. Depth: 6m to 14m. Rating: novice.