Seilada is a small island in the Sawakin archipelago.
It is one of the destination of the “South” route. It is also called “Turtle Island” because the turtles, during the spring, come to nest in the sand of its beaches. In late spring you can see their tracks and with a little luck you can see some turtles on the sand.
It is easy to meet them along the barrier just snorkeling. (just taking a bath with mask and fins).
Sightings are insured during the dive at North point.
North Seilada is not considered a demanding dive, it is a beautiful third dive, maybe on the way back to go to moor in the Sha’ab Ambar lagoon.
During this dive, from March on, we will find turtles in quantity, nursery of white tip reef sharks, solitary hammers, rays and reef fish.
Seilada does not provide safe mooring for the night, it is a pity, but with a little luck between a dive and another you can find time for a short walk.
Having an island in the itinerary is a bit rare, you can say an exception. During the cruises in the North and South, the islands are always off course, far from the most interesting dive sites. Seilada is a precious “break”…