One of the amazing reefs lying north of Big Giftun Island .
Also called “Torfa Fanoos” and “Dolphin Reef”, Fanoos Reef is one of the amazing reefs lying north of Big Giftun Island, a few kilometres from Hurghada. The lagoon-like horseshoe-shaped site can only be accessed by boat. The external parts of the lagoon are the most interesting parts to explore. On the west side, you’ll find nice pinnacles and rocky boulders. On the east side, there’s a very interesting reef wall you can drift along to observe all the amazing marine life evolving around it: octopus, glassfish, morays, triggerfish, and many different species of banner and butterfly fish are regular visitors of the reef.
As shown by its name, the location is also frequently visited by dolphins, so look out for the friendly mammals.