The whole area is of uplifted coral, so all sites are close to shore as the coral starts at the waters edge. This means the shore reef extends 10-30 meters out at about 1 meter depth. The reef then drops vertically creating the typical walls of the area. These drop offs range from 10-800 meters. Care needs to be taken in crossing the reef if diving by shore and control of depth is needed during the dive.
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time, we packed so much into 1 day thanks to our amazing 1 on 1 tour guide Hisham. We will definitely be using Aqua Blue Sharm again.
Visited October 2014