|The eastern dive site of this enormous reef. Shaab Sheer East offers calm and comfortable moorings even during stormy and windy conditions. This resting site is popular and regularly frequented by safari boats due to its large, calm and safe mooring. The reef begins only a few centimetres below the surface and at low tide the tops of the coral heads break the surface.
Dropping almost vertically down to a sandy plateau in a depth of 18m you will find the remains of a wooden safari boat. Pretty much battered up from the salvage operation that was carried out on her, and bearing the scars of time, this vessel is still very worthwhile to dive. Its not exactly a wreck dive but its the abundant and varied marine life that make this wreck so interesting. Here you will find hundreds of pipefish, small and large moray eels, crocodile fish and a patrolling napoleon. A delightful shot for photographers is the small group of resident longfin batfish flying sorties over the wreck.
Moving on around in a northerly direction will bring you into the canyon, which has evolved over aeons forming nooks, crannies, caves, swim throughs and overhangs. To the north you will find a large hard coral garden with its abundance of snapper, sweetlip, grouper, wrasse and morays. It is in this coral garden that you may be lucky enough to dive with dolphins if the swell is right, as the resident school of dolphins love surfing in these waves.