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Latitude: 24° 38.897' N
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Head for Othmans Reef, then at the final dune, turn right along the beach. Cross the sabkha till you get to the first dune at the sea edge. Not accessible at some states of the tide.
How? From shore
Distance Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name Olivier Bank reef
Average depth 7 m / 23 ft
Max depth 9 m / 29.5 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)
Dive site quality Standard
Experience All divers
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
3 natural coral reefs. Named for Olivier, the club member who found the reef. Zeitoune is Arabic for olive.
Often rays on sandy crossing. The southernmost reef often has large hamour Fish at the bottom of the reef wall.
As you swim the gap, the depth will decrease as you approach the reef. If it starts getting quite deep, it means you have passed it. Turn back to shallow area, then turn either North or South
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