- The deep bay of Marsa Bareika has the dive site of Ras Ghozlani on its northern tip and Ras Za’atar to the south. The bay was opened to scuba divers only a few years ago, and access is still restricted and allowed on its outer sides only. A small stake with two banners, red and green, set into the sandy coast indicates the area not to be entered. There used to be two fixed moorings situated on the accessible coastal part which then were removed, so today the dive at Ras Ghozlani has to be done as a drift. The route winds along an extensive sandy slope starting at a depth of 6 meters which descends to the drop-off situated at around 25 to 30 meters. A series of coral pinnacles, often covered with red and pink soft corals and populated by dense schools of anthias, together with a huge Acropora table and branching corals rise up from the sand, especially by the drop-off. This formation creates fantastic and fascinating landscapes that take over the aspect of a real coral forest, especially close to the entrance to the bay.
- Site Depth: 25-30m
- Level: Suitable For All Levels