Panorama Reef is located just off Safaga and is frequented by a lot of day boats. The boats tend to congregate on the more sheltered south side of the reef. The reef is covered with hard corals on the steeper slopes and with some soft corals around the plateaus. Even though a pleasant reef, if you have the ability to dive the west side, keep a close eye on the deep blue for some bigger fish. It is not unknown for hammerhead sharks to pay a visit when passing through.
There are numerous ways of diving the reef. There is a slope on the south side allowing you dive between 12 and 25 metres. An excellent dive for the less experienced divers and they have the ability to look down the deeper slope and wall. For the more experienced diver, a quick RIB ride to the north side and drop to 40 metres, allows a lovely wall dive with a slow ascend back to 12 metres.
For the technical divers, the wall offers a straight dive down to a 100 meters. On the sheltered south side it is easy to put a trapeze and drop tanks over the side of the dive boat and the deco stops at 6 metres depth are pleasant as there is little current and enough to see to keep oneself occupied.