Shark Reef

Spectacular 800 meter drop off with lots of fish

Seestern, Mai 2007Martin, Mai 2007Joe - aus 35 Metern nach oben fotografiert, Mai 2007Querbänder-Barrakudas, Mai 2007Querbänder-Barrakudas, Mai 2007Riesenmuräne, Mai 2007
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27° 43' 32.60" N, 34° 15' 31.40" E
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Data & Description

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Boat trip:
about 85 minutes from Na'ama Bay port

Current:
strong, mainly from South

Description dive spot:
The "Shark Reef" is located on the southern tip of the Ras Mohammed National Park between the dive sites Anemone City to the north and Yolanda Reef to the south. Here, the Gulf of Suez meets the Red Sea, which guarantees current that brings an extraordinary biodiversity of underwater creatures with itself.
A spectacular dive site that should not be missed. Especially in the summer, the diver encounters huge schools of barracudas, mackerel, batfish and surgeonfish here on the steep face at a depth of 10 to 25 meters. Sharks that gave the dive site its name are often not far either. The south side of the reef, especially exposed to the current, is beautifully overgrown with purple soft corals.
Those who have no experience in drift diving and do not feel comfortable on steep reefs that fall to the blue should, under certain circumstances, join a personal guide or an experienced diver.
Mostly the current runs from north to south and allows the classic drift dive, which starts either directly here at the Shark Reef or even at the dive site "Anemone City" and leads to the "Yolanda Reef".

Book recommendations:

Egypt Red Sea Coast (Berlitz Pocket Guides)a

Red Sea & Sinai: Includes Sharm-El-Sheikh, the Sinai interior, Hurghada and Eastern Deserta

Coral Reef Guide Red Seaa

Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sitesa

Top dive sites of the worlda

Last content update:
2009/01/05

National park fee:
5 € per day

Rating¹:
outstanding

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

Passport / visa:
The passport is needed for Ras Mohammed, you need to have it with you! Also you need to buy the "big" visa when entering Egypt.

Local dive center:
Sinai Divers

Weather:

WetterOnline
Das Wetter für
Sharm El Sheikh

 

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¹ Dive site rating: The rating is a five star rating ("poor" to "outstanding") and based on the dive site itself and on the comparison of all dive sites in the area. It also reflects the personal opinion and preference of the contributor.
² Dive site difficulty: The difficulty rating is a five star rating ("beginner" to "technical diver") and based on the personal opinion of the contributor and maybe also on the experience the contributor had when diving this site. We take absolutly no responsibility for diving accidents or anything else. Please always be a safe diver and dive your level of experience and please also be aware of local laws and regulations there might be.
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