Must see attractions in Ras Mohammed National Park

  • Sights in Ras Mohammed National Park

    Shark & Jolanda Reefs

    This two-for-one special off the southern tip of Ras Mohammed is among the most famous dives in the Red Sea and rated one of the top five dives in the world. Strong currents take divers on a thrilling ride along sheer coral walls, through vast schools of fish and eventually to the remains of the Jolanda, a Cypriot freighter that sank in 1980. Depth: surface to more than 40m. Rating: advanced. Access: boat.

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    Shark Observatory

    This dive site, underneath the promontory of the same name, takes its name from the fact that whale sharks can occasionally be sighted while diving here. Even if you don't get lucky with your pelagic spotting, this is an interesting wall dive. Depth: surface to more than 40m. Rating: advanced. Access: boat.

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    Mangrove Channel

    Green arrows lead to Ras Mohammed's Mangrove Channel, one of the most northerly mangrove forests in the world. Nearby, you can see huge cracks (one of the largest is 40m long) in the earth's surface, caused by ancient earthquakes. The beach of Hidden Bay is also nearby.

  • Sights in Ras Mohammed National Park

    Main Beach

    Aptly named Main Beach gets crowded with day trippers from Sharm El Sheikh, but with its vertical coral walls just offshore, it remains one of the best snorkelling destinations in Ras Mohammed National Park. Follow the blue-arrowed track to get here.

  • Sights in Ras Mohammed National Park

    Shark Observatory Clifftop

    This clifftop area, near Main Beach, has views over the dive-site area known as the Shark Observatory. Despite the name, you would be very lucky to spot a shark. The view though, spanning both the Straits of Gubal and the Straits of Tiran, is lovely.

  • Sights in Ras Mohammed National Park

    Ras Za’atir

    Off the south lip of the mouth of Marsa Bareika, marking the start of the Ras Mohammed wall, Ras Za’atir has a series of caves and overhangs where black coral trees flourish. Depth: surface to more than 40m. Rating: intermediate. Access: boat.

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    Khashaba Beach

    From Ras Mohammed visitors centre, a pink-signposted track leads to pretty Khashaba Beach, which has a designated camping area (permit necessary) nearby.

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    Marsa Bareika Beach

    Yellow arrows point the way to the sandy beaches and calm waters of Marsa Bareika, an excellent spot for snorkelling and safe for children.

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    Aqaba Beach

    A track (with brown arrows) leads to Aqaba Beach. Just offshore is the Eel Garden dive site, named after an eel colony 20m down.

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    Salt Lake

    This stunningly aqua-blue salt lake is about 200m inland from Ras Mohammed's Mangrove Channel and is a popular swimming stop.

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    Old Quay Beach

    Old Quay Beach is perfect for snorkelling; it has a spectacular vertical reef teeming with fish just offshore.

  • Sights in Ras Mohammed National Park

    Jolanda Bay

    There's some excellent snorkelling at Jolanda Bay, which is reached by a track marked with red arrows.