Our house reef, the Mercure house reef, is distinguished by its beautiful coral reef and ecological diversity. At the jetty, the coral reef begins as well at the right side as at the left side of the jetty. In front of the jetty is a sandy bottom full of coral trunks. At the end of the sandy bottom you will find a cliff overgrown by corals that descends at a depth of 10 meters leading you to a huge area of sea grass. This sea grass area is housing sea horses and many other fishes such as box fishes, trigger fishes and a lot more.
In the eastward direction, at a depth of 18 meters, you will find a wonderful coral garden. You really don’t need to go any further than the end of our private jetty to discover the amazing aquatic life the Red Sea has to offer. From the moment you enter the calm sheltered shallow water, you already find yourself at our own well-kept pristine house reef. In our amazing house reef you can do more than 6 different dives and this as well from the north side as from the south side.
With depths from 5 to 18 meters, our house reef also provides the perfect environment to conduct courses. It is suitable for divers of all levels, from beginners to experienced divers. It is the ideal spot for our qualified divers, who haven’t dive for a while to ease themselves gently back into the underwater world. This gives them the opportunity to prepare themselves to reef dives further afield. Our house reef is also a popular choice for guests who fancy dives that doesn’t involve boats of transfer times to other dive sites. Divers just need to gently stroll down the jetty where they will find their equipment already set up. They just need to put their equipment on and to submerged into another world. The world of coral heads, small walls and caves making our house reef one of the best place to dive at in the area.
You also have the opportunity to start your dive at the northern side where the currents are always quiet, to head in the south direction where beautiful coral reefs await you, until you reach the jetty. On the way you can spot sea horses, eagle rays and even if you are lucky some dolphins.