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Marsa Alam, Southern Egypt
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Southern Red Sea, Egypt
Abu Dabab Bay
4 metres
Green turtle

This pretty horseshoe-shaped bay cuts a long way back from the coastline and is ringed by a lovely beach. Famous for having a resident dugong, the bay also has 10 resident green turtles. The dive starts from shore and involves a long swim at under 4 metres until you reach a flat bed of seagrass at about 10 metres. The seabed then changes to silty sand dunes with patches of grass and it's in this area that you are almost guaranteed to encounter some of the turtles. On our first dive we saw seven, including the one male known in the area. All the turtles are used to seeing divers so just keep chomping away at the grass – they need 40 kilos of grass a day. The dugong, sadly is far more is elusive.

Green turtle in Abu Dabab
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