Ras Za`atar

Most northern dive of Ras Mohamed National Park, this site is the southern entrance to the bay of Mersa Bareika. This is where the steep wall of Ras Mohamed, with caves and overhangs, meets the gentle slope of the bay of Marsa Bareika

Colorful coral heads. Head north along the wall amongst big overhangs and dark gullies, the wall is swathed in sea fans, gorgonians and the odd sprig of black coral.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 25 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Ras Burg

Ras Burg is a stunning wall drift dive. The namesake of the site comes from a huge rock formation that sits out of the water that indicates the entry point of the site. Point of interest here is a huge cavern underwater that is located to the left of the Burg.

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A comparatively shallow site that is good for a second or third dive, Jackfish Alley has two enormous caves filled with shoaling glassfish. Depth: 6m to 20m. Rating: intermediate. Access: boat.

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One of the most beautiful dive sites in the area. Having been closed to divers for many years due to the turtle nesting beach close by, this site has an extraordinary array of beautiful table corals, glassfish covered pinnacles, and an overall stunning landscape.

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The site is not aptly named as it is not noted for its shark sightings, however, it is a fantastic dive. Beneath the towering cliffs that continue below the surface to disappear into the deep abyss, the wall is covered with soft coral.

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Eel Garden

Eel Garden lays between a wall and a canyon. This sandy slope is suitable for divers of any level. There is even an entrance from the shore, starting from a small cave right on top of the sandy slope.

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Anemone City

Anemone City is located right next to Shark Reef, and is a beautiful coral garden right before the drop-off. Suitable for all levels of divers, from beginners to experienced. Also a beautiful place for snorkelers!

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Shark & Yolanda Reef

This is the most famous dive site around Sharm el Sheikh and is suitable for every level of diver as there are many possibilities to dive on these reefs. Shark Reef, Yolanda Reef, and Satellite Reef make up the 3 pinnacles here. On Yolanda Reef you can find toilets and a mast laying around from the sunken Yolanda wreck.

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This site is in the Ras Muhammad area, reachable in one and half hours by daily boats to the south of Sharm El Sheikh. This is a drift dive between two columns of reefs flushed by a strong current most of the time.

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This dive site sits in the bay of Mersa Bareika and is scattered with colorful coral heads that stretch all around the area and flourish with high and low tide, giving a diverse array of marine life.

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The Alternatives

This is a very interesting dive site, different pinnacles are lined up over a drop-off. The first of these pinnacles is called “Stingray Station.“ This dive is suitable for every level of diver and also snorkelers.

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