Scuba diving in Ras Mohammеd

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 50 m
Current
1-2 knots
Visibility
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
Extra Costs
5 Euro (paid locally)

Ras Mohammеd - among top popular dive sites in Egypt, the most southerly and deepest sections included in dive sites of the National Reserve. Classic allows divers to dive amazing underwater route staring at the very deepest drop off of Shark Reef than to remains of Yolanda wreck cargo via saddle to Anemone City. 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

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