The Straits of Tiran:
From the Straits of Tiran, sit four famous coral reefs, Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson named after 19th century British cartographers. Drift diving is excellent here. The drop off’s show an amazing network of coral reefs with an abundance of marine life.
Local Dive Sites:
Na'ama Bay in Sharm El Sheikh is the main resort of the South Sinai. Due to our location we can offer local dives as a half-day excursion. Ras Nasrani is a wall dive where there is plenty to see, particularly as the currents are strong at the end of the reef, where fish like to swim. Ras Bob and White Knights are shallow and gentle sloping with a breathtaking canyon. Moving towards Na'ama Bay on the opposite side is Sharks Bay and The Gardens which offer great training areas. The Middle Garden is very safe due to shelter and a sandy shallow plateau. The Near and Far Gardens taper off to slowly deepening walls.
Tower, Ras Um Sid, Temple and Ras Katy are the next sites heading further south. Tower has an amazing canyon descending to over 120 meters. The wall dive of Ras Umm Sid is teaming with reef fish. Temple, situated on a sloping sandy bay, is so named after the pillars resembling a temple. Around the corner, Ras Katy has a sandy plateau with a gentle drop off ideal for training.
Clearly one of the most famous diving sites in the world is Ras Mohammed. Set in a protected national park known for its sheer walls and fish life. The first sites are Ras Gozlani and Ras Za'atar, situated on either side of the bay of Marsa Bareika. Both are gentle sloping walls, and make very relaxing drift dives. Jackfish Alley has a sandy path where sharks are often seen. Shark Observatory is an excellent wall dive and is covered with different colours of anemones.
Shark and Yolanda Reefs are adjoining coral pinnacles, with deep drop offs full abundant with fish life. Shark Reef is quite. Yolanda has the remains of a shipwreck, from which it takes its name, spread across its sandy plateau.
We highly recommend the wreck diving, don’t come all this way and miss these opportunities. The SS Thistlegorm and the Dunraven wreck are probably the most famous wrecks in the area.