The Ultimate Guide to Diving in Sharm El Sheikh: Everything You Need to Know
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One of the world's most sought-after places for scuba diving

Sharm El Sheikh is widely recognized as a top destination for scuba diving, offering a wealth of dive sites that cater to beginners and advanced divers. Let's take a closer look at some of the top dive sites in Sharm El Sheikh and explore what makes this destination one of the world's most sought-after places for scuba diving.

The highlight sites in Sharm el Sheikh

1. Ras Mohammed National Park

Ras Mohammed National Park is undoubtedly one of the most iconic dive areas in Sharm El Sheikh, and it's not hard to see why. As a protected marine area, it's teeming with a dazzling variety of marine life, from vibrant coral gardens to schools of colorful fish and even some of the more imposing sea creatures, such as sharks and rays. One of the most famous dive sites within the park is Shark& Yolanda Reef. This dive site consists of two pinnacles: Yolanda and Shark reef. Yolanda reef is where the wreckage of a cargo ship carrying toilets and bathtubs now serves as a unique artificial reef. Divers can explore the wreckage, swim through the coral gardens and encounter an array of marine life, including barracuda, moray eels, and schools of colorful fish.

Shark Reef is a popular spot for advanced divers. During the good season, they can experience a deep dive with currents and challenging terrain while observing several types of fish, including sharks, such as reef sharks and hammerheads. For those still learning, the Ras Ghozlani offers a shallower dive with easy conditions to enjoy the fantastic coral reefs that gather dozens of fish species.

2. Tiran Island

Tiran Island is another popular dive area in Sharm El Sheikh, located at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba. Clear blue waters and diverse marine life, including turtles, barracudas, and moray eels, surround this small island. The island features several dive sites, each with unique topography and marine life.

Laguna and Gordon Reef are excellent for beginners, with shallow depths and easy conditions. For advanced divers, Jackson reef, Woodhouse reef and Thomas reef offer deeper dives with stronger currents and more challenging terrain.

3. Thistlegorm wreck

The Thistlegorm Wreck is one of the most famous dive sites in the world, located just off the coast of Sharm El Sheikh. This World War II cargo ship sank in 1941 and now lies on the ocean floor, offering a unique and haunting diving experience. The wreck is home to various marine life, including schools of fish and different types of corals.

While the Thistlegorm Wreck is not recommended for beginner divers, it's a must-see for advanced divers. Due to its depth and current conditions, it's essential to have the proper training and experience before attempting this dive.

Why Sharm El Sheikh is Great for Divers of All Levels

Sharm El Sheikh is considered one of the best scuba diving destinations for various reasons. Firstly, the area is home to different dive sites, from shallow reefs to deep wrecks, making it suitable for divers of all levels. Additionally, the warm and clear waters of the Red Sea make for ideal diving conditions year-round.

Sharm El Sheikh is a top destination for scuba diving, offering a range of dive sites that cater to beginners and advanced divers. From the stunning coral gardens of Ras Mohammed National Park to the haunting wreck of the Thistlegorm, there's something for everyone in Sharm El Sheikh. With its ideal diving conditions, experienced dive centers, and strict conservation efforts, it's no wonder this region is considered one of the best places to dive.

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