Dive Site

Ras Mohammed with Jolanda & Shark Reef

Overview

Ras Mohammed is the southernmost point of the Sinai, dividing the sea waters between the Tiran Strait to the east and the Gobal Strait to the west.

Description

The cape takes its name from the steep rocky coast a little to the east, where you can recognize the face of a bearded man sculpted into the rocks by the elements: the Head of the Prophet

Ras Mohamed is one of the world's most famous dive sites, located at the tip of the Sinai. Two small reefs are connected by a vertical sloping wall.
Near the Shark Reef, located slightly north, there is Anemone City, an extended, flat Reef zone with numerous anemones and their Red Sea anemone fish and three-spot Prussia fish.

From Shark Reef you can go with the current at a steep wall that drops several 100 meters, along to Jolanda Reef. The wall is completely covered with colorful corals. On the way to Jolanda Reef you reach a plateau with small blocks and coral islands. Arriving at the reef you can see the scattered remains of Jolanda wreck: Container Sanitary way for construction, which are now taken completely in fog from the life of the coral reef.Yolanda-Wrecks

Hotspots

  • Ras Mohammed has everything united what the Red Sea has to offer for diving, because of its exposed location, current and flow of abysmal depths. One can find here more than 1,000 different species of fish and 220 species of coral.
  • The area around Ras Mohammed has been declared a national park in 1989.

map Dive Plans

Shark Reef

From Shark Reef you let the current drift you along a steep wall that drops several hundred meters to Jolanda Reef. The wall is completely overgrown with colorful corals. On the way to Jolanda Reef you reach a plateau with small blocks and coral islands.

Jolanda Reef

When you arrive at the reef, you can see the scattered remains of the Jolanda wreck: container-wise sanitary facilities for the construction industry, which have now been completely taken over by the life of the coral reef.

Anemone city

Near the Shark Reef, a little further to the north, there is Anemone City, an extensive, shallow reef zone with numerous sea anemones and their red sea anemone fish and triangular Prussian fish.