Ham Ham (Giftun)

Drift dive on the eastern side of Small Giftun Island

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27° 11' 34.90" N, 33° 59' 4.75" E
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Alternative names for this dive spot:
Giftun Soraya Drift, Pierre's Hill

Maximum depth:
up to 20 meters

Local dive center:
James & Mac

Description dive spot:
This dive spot is only for drift dives. It is located on the eastern side of Small Giftun Island. The dive ends at the dive site Giftun Soraya. The drift is mostly from the north, but not easy to predict. There can be no drift or there can be a very strong drift.
Nice forest of fan corals on 20 meters, very much fish and with a bit of luck big apoleon wrasses.
"Ham Ham" means "outside lavatory" or to be more direct "shit house" in arabic. At least you hear this a lot during the briefing on the dive boats.


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Contributed by:
Martin Sebald

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mostly from the north, weak to very strong

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