20 Jul - 21 Jul 2007 Sanganeb Reef

Central Red Sea
Republic of the Sudan
Sanganeb Reef
South Lagoon
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, inside the south lagoon, at 28 m depth, close to the reef, on sand.

Click below for an interactive satellite view of our deep but tricky reef anchorage:

Climbing up the 258 steep stone steps (plus 10 even steeper wooden rungs of a shaky ladder) to the very top of the old 50-m high, 1906 CE Sanganeb Reef lighthouse aka manara (منارة), marvelling on the great views over the lagoons and chatting with the friendly Sudanese lighthouse keepers who very rarely have any guests.
“The dip of the light meant that the island itself was always left in darkness. A lighthouse is for others; powerless to illuminate the space closest to it.” 

Scubadiving (DM Konni) and snorkelling (Matt) at leisure the lagoons in the vicinity of this spectacular reef anchorage, considered one of the best diving sites in the world, and identifying the light characteristics of the lighthouse (Fl.W.5s50m) which is one of a chain of stations established by the British on desert islands of the Red Sea to protect shipping between Europe and the Asian colonies.

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27 Nov - 31 Dec 2013 Kaohsiung: Fl.(4)W30s58m25M
07 Jun - 10 Jun 2013 Sokcho: Fl.(4)W45s28m17M
01 Feb - 17 Feb 2013 Batu Ferringhi: Fl.W10s242m25M
05 Sep - 15 Sep 2011 Tanjung Karang: Fl.(4)W25s
06 Dec - 31 Dec 2010 Madiha (Dondra Head): Fl.W15s50m28M
14 Oct - 25 Oct 2010 Galle: Fl.(2)W12s
08 Aug - 10 Aug 2007 Difnein Island: Fl.(2)W10s44m

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