Sanganeb Reef

Thanks to its 50 m high lighthouse, the Sanganeb Reef is visible from a long distance. The 12 km2 zone has been a protected area since 1990. The reef rises sharply 800 m from the sea floor.

The southwestern plateau is famous for the great variety of species living there, for the growing over with soft corals, and for its exposed situation, which provides good opportunities to meet large fish. Depending on the season, you can see large schools of barracudas, dozens of groupers and swarms of jackfishs.

Climbing the 268 steps of the lighthouse is worth the effort: from the top, there is a wonderful view of the whole reef. The four lighthouse keepers welcome every visitor.