Sharm Local Dive Sites

Eel Garden

Dive Brief

Dive Drift Dive
Max Depth 30m
Max Time 60mins
Current Medium to Strong
Entry Penguin Entry
Pick Up RIB pickup
Extra SMBs

Look for

  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Anemonefish
  • Fusiliers
  • Big Table Corals
  • Gorgonian Fans
  • Turtles

situated in front of a small beach south of Jackfish Alley and immediately before Shark Observatory. Eel Garden is well sheltered from the currents. Dive is extremely easy and the route winds through the sandy plateau slightly inclined to the east opposite the beach. The middle section of the plateau is populated by a lovely colony of Garden Eels. This species is endemic and can exceed 80 centimeters in length. The eels emerge from the sand for about 2/3 of the length, swaying in the current in search of their favorite food, plankton.

Ras Katy

Dive Brief

Entry Giant Stride
Max Depth 25m
Max Time 60mins
Current Medium to Strong
Extra SMBs

Look for

  • Glass Fish
  • Lionfish
  • Bigeyes
  • Crocodile Fish
  • Blue-spotted Stingrays
  • Scorpion Fish
  • Anemone
  • Anemonefish
  • Soft and Hard Corals

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Ras Um Sid

Dive Brief

Dive Drift Dive
Max Depth 30m
Max Time 60mins
Entry Penguin Entry
Pick Up RIB pickup

Look for

  • Barracuda
  • Moray Eels
  • Napoleon Wrasse
  • Eagle rays
  • Lots of Gorgonians

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Jackson Reef

Dive Brief

Dive Drift Dive
Max Depth 30m
Max Time 60mins
Current Medium to Strong
Entry Penguin Entry
Pick Up RIB pickup
Extra SMBs

Look for

  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Anemonefish
  • Fusiliers
  • Big Table Corals
  • Gorgonian Fans
  • Turtles

On the northern edge of the reef, the wreck of a grounded freighter stands as a warning sign. Most of its hull has been salvaged for scrap, leaving only a skeletal hulk. A fixed mooring exists at the southern end of the reef. Dives begin from this point and proceed generally northward along the east side of the reef.

The steep-sided walls of Jackson Reef are among the finest in the Sinai region. The reef is densely grown with a real profusion of hard and soft corals, with special accents provided by luxuriant gorgonian fans and black corals.

Not surprisingly, fish life is excellent. The strong current brings plenty of nutrients for reef and schooling fish. Current and profile combine to tempt pelagics from the open water. Large schools of barracudas and jacks are common here, as are larger predators including several species of sharks. The smaller reef species on which these pelagic visitors feed are profuse.

South Laguna

Dive Brief

Dive Drift Dive
Max Depth 30m
Max Time 60mins
Current Medium to Strong
Entry RIB roll entry
Pick Up RIB pickup

Look for

  • Big Table Corals
  • Gorgonian Fans
  • Stingrays and Eaglerays
  • Moray Eels
  • Schools of Fusiliers
  • Nudibranchs

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