Soma Bay lies on the north-western shores of the Red Sea in Egypt. Practically it is a hotel-based holiday destination. The happy blend of suitable weather conditions and shallow, almost tropical, waters with large sandbanks and extremely reach maritime life make the place a natural destination for any diver.
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Scuba Diving in Whyalla Mud Wreck, Spencer Gulf, South Australia Australia
Follow an abandoned gantry all the way along to the wreck, which is teaming with life. Expect to find lots of different kinds of nudibranchs and other small critters. The spot is ideal for divers of all levels of difficulty, however it is considered a spot for amateur divers who want to try their first dives.
The Whyalla Council is currently in the process of developing an underwater trail, similar to that at Port Noarlunga Reef. The spot’s maximum depth drops to 11 m / 36 ft. Whyalla is internationally known as the only place in the world where cuttlefish are migrating in large numbers to spawn. Take a dive between the months of May and August to see thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish descend on the rocky coastline between Fitzgerald Bay and False Bay near Whyalla.
Other interesting species that can be observed around Whyalla are the Southern Right Whale and Bottlenose Dolphins! Whyalla offers numerous accommodation options, shops, restaurants and training centers for scuba diving. Don’t miss to visit the Maritime Museum and the Whyalla Conservation Park, which is a good spot for seeing some local wildlife, where red and grey kangaroos can be often observed in the park along with more than 80 species of birds.