Scuba diving in Ras Umm Sid

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 40 m
Current
1-2 knots
Visibility
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

Ras Umm Sid has the average depth of 5-35m/16-114ft and water visibility of 10-30m/32-98ft, this dive site is good for divers of all experience levels. Diving at Umm Sid (Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt) starts by entering a wide corridor carved into a steep reef, while diving it is possible to see a variety of reef structures, beautiful coral garden and spectacular giant gorgonians. The current tends to be a bit stronger than in other places, which attracts big fish.

When to go

All year long. Water temperature ranges from 22 to 28C/76 to 82F.

What to see

Table coral, steep reef, gorgonian fans, lion fish, unicorns, anemones, pufferfish, garden eels, nudibranchs of all varieties.


Reachable from

Sharm El Sheikh

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