Scuba diving in Shark & Yolanda Reef (Ras Mohammеd)

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 164 ft
Current
1-2 knots
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Extra Costs
5 Euro (paid locally)

Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef - very popular in Egypt, the most southerly and deepest sections included in dive sites of the National Reserve. Classic allows divers to dive for one dive to visit not only Shark Reef but also such famous places as Anemone City and Yolanda Reef. Shark Reef is a vertical wall dropping to charted depths of nearly 800m/2624ft. Yolanda Reef has a wide plateau with a coral garden and masses of pinnacles that are teeming with fish. Between Yolanda reef and the main reef lies the cargo of the wreck of the Yolanda, a 74m/242ft long cargo ship which was transporting bathroom supplies and a BMW to the port of Aqaba but struck the reef in 1980. Currents can be quite strong here, creating a kind of rollercoaster ride around these reefs.

When to go

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

What to see

Reef, wreck, hard and soft corals, reef wall, coral garden, pinnacles, scorpionfish, crocodilefish, groupers, turtles, tuna, huge morays, napoleons, Twin spot (Bohar) Snapper, Red Snapper, batfish, unicornfish, barracudas.


Reachable from

Sharm El Sheikh

Liveaboard Special Offers

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Dahab Blue Realm Diving

    Boat Trip to Ras Mohammad

    About 100 km to the south lies the famous Ras Mohammed National Park. The reefs there, and around Tiran Islands, are world renowned. Still farther down, scuba diving becomes more adventurous and exciting, and is best enjoyed on a liveaboard holiday, visiting the less frequented and more remote reefs of Southern Egypt. Dive trip includes 2 dives
  • Dahab Big Blue Dahab

    Boat Trip to Thistlegorm Shipwreck & Ras Mohamed National Park

    3 guided dives from boat on Thistlegorm Shipwreck & Ras Mohamed National Park. This product is only for certified divers, you must be at advanced level/certified to dive to 30 meters
  • Dahab Red Sea Relax

    Boat Trip to Thistlegorm / Ras Mohammed

    Boat trip includes 3 dives (2 dives at Thistlegorm, 1 dive at Ras Mohamed). This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Dive In Sharm El Sheikh

    6 Dives Package + Equipment Rental

    Diving plus equipment. This product is for certified divers only. After booking this product, you will get 30% discount on equipment rental.
  • Sharm El Sheikh Sharm Scuba Service

    10 Dives Package (including Equipment Rental)

    Save money, pay less. Book now 10 dives package that already includes equipment rental. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Sinai Divers Ghazala Village

    Sinai Dive Box Combo Sharm-Dahab

    Guided diving from boat. 6 boat dives in Sharm El Sheikh, 4 shore dives by Jeep in Dahab. Free of charge: 5 unaccompanied dives off the beach
  • Dahab Scubaseekers

    Full Day Boat Trip to Thistlegorm Shipwreck & Ras Mohamed Surcharge (3 Dives)

    Boat trip to Thistlegorm Shipwreck & Ras Mohamed surcharge. You need to be an advanced level diver with a minimum of 20 dives to dive the Thistlegorm and the sites in the Ras Mohammed National Park. Price of dives is not included!
  • Sharm El Sheikh Subex Diving & Snorkeling Center (Sharm El Sheikh)

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Dive In Sharm El Sheikh

    10 Dives Package + Equipment Rental

    Diving plus equipment. This product is for certified divers only. After booking this product, you will get 30% discount on equipment rental.
  • Sharm El Sheikh Aquarius (Siva Hotel)

    3 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Subex Diving & Snorkeling Center (Sharm El Sheikh)

    20 Dives Package

    20 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Red Sea Scuba International

    Boat Trip to Ras Mohamed

    Our diving boats leave Sharm el Sheikh between 08:00 am and 08:30 am and return between 04:00 pm and 05:00 pm after 2 or 3 dives depending on the destination and sunlight hours during the season. An optional 3rd dive is offered, weather and time permitting. - A local lunch freshly prepared on board is served between the dives. - Unlimited hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day. - Transfers from your hotel to the boat are organized by our diving centers
  • Sharm El Sheikh Dive In Sharm El Sheikh

    20 Dives Package + Equipment Rental

    Diving plus equipment. This product is for certified divers only. After booking this product, you will get 30% discount on equipment rental.
  • Sharm El Sheikh Aquarius (Siva Hotel)

    5 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only

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