Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, Marsa Alam

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Take a trip out to Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, a well-known dive site and home to a pod of bottlenose dolphins. Located only 45 minutes away from the coast, the site draws tourists keen to get in the water and swim with the majestic creatures. Even if the dolphins aren't feeling too sociable on that day, you'll discover a wealth of other marine life here, including sea turtles and gardens of coral. Popular with divers and snorkelers, a number of companies run excursions out to the site from El-Gouna. Plan your Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef visit and explore what else you can see and do in Marsa Alam using our Marsa Alam planning app.
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  • We met tens of dolphins at snorkeling. Dive is also really nice there, great also for beginners and kids. Shallow canyons in coral reef gives you beautiful scenery .  more »
  • This place is seriously a tourist trap. I wish we did our research before going. You basically have a 1% chance of seeing dolphins here. One, they barely come here, and if they do they don't stay...  more »
  • We did a trip with Hilton hotel was amazing..we snorkeled with tons of dolphins.. incredible
  • We started at 7:30am from the hotel, drove about 30 minutes to the port and from there it was one hour by boat. As we arrived, we did two snorkeling trips and on the second one we saw a lot of dolphins. It is a beautiful location and I would highly recommend it for dolphin fans. In my opinion you don't need to dive, as it doesn't matter for watching dolphins. Snorkeling is just fine. Four stars, because of the large amount of tourists, even off-season.

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