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Masdoda is a popular diving spot located about a ten minutes boat ride from Coraya Bay resorts area. Its canyon and reef drop-off are inhabited by many species of Red Sea fishes, such as butterflyfish, groupers and surgeonfish. If you stay at Coraya Bay, you can reach the site during short two hours tours departing from the jetty.
Masdoda (or El Masduda) is a diving spot located about 4km (10 minutes by speedboat) north of Coraya Bay resorts area. The main way to reach this spot is to book a tour with Coraya Divers, a diving club located at Iberotel Lamaya Hotel.
An about 2-hour tour to the reef costs around €30 for 2 persons (2020). Diver transports will have priority, therefore booking advised.
You’ll enter the water from the boat.
Masdoda is famous for its canyon and reef drop-off, which boasts colorful and vibrant underwater landscapes. Around the reef, the depth varies from 3 to 12ft/1 to 4m, reaching more than 30ft/10m at the foot of the drop-off.
The spot-fin porcupinefish, the Red Sea raccoon butterflyfish, the threadfin butterflyfish and the Sohal surgeonfish are some of the most commonly spotted fish at this location. Hundreds of sea goldies gather around the corals. Keep an eye in the blue, where you can spot larger species, like barracudas.
This spot is explored from a boat. There’s no restaurant in the area.
These spots are accessible to anyone with basic snorkeling skills, and feeling comfortable in the water and with his snorkeling gear. You will enter the water from the shore (beach, pontoon, ladder, rocks) or from a boat. The water height in the sea entrance area is reasonable, but you will not necessarily be within your depth. Moderate currents can occur in the area, even when the sea conditions are good. The distance to swim to reach the most interesting snorkeling areas of the spot does not exceed 200 meters.
This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
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Vibrant reef drop offs with colorful fish, rays and sea turtles
Lagoon and drop-off with colorful fish
Small bay with dugongs, sea turtles and reef fish
Vibrant reef drop off with colorful fish
Sheltered bay with coral reef and seagrass beds visited by turtles
Coral reefs and seagrass meadows visited by dugongs
Free shore access