Diving in Sinai Peninsula at Ras Mohammed
Anemone City is a broad shoulder of reef just north of Shark Reef, in the Sinai Peninsula's Ras Mohammed National Park.
In the shallow waters of Anemone City are the Heteractis sea anemones after which this Sinai Peninsula dive site is named. There are literally thousands of the attendant Red Sea anemonefish, which are extremely territorial and protected by the stinging tentacles of their host anemone.
Typical Sinai reef fish are also present in considerable numbers. The majestic regal angelfish brightens up the underwater scene with its bright yellow and blue patterned body. Wrasse such as the cigar and Klunzinger's wrasse are omnipresent, as well as yellowtail tang. It's a good spot to try to identify some of the Red Sea's endemic butterflyfish species such as the redback butterflyfish and the masked butterflyfish, feeding on coral poyps and hydroids.
The mornings are the best time to dive Anemone City, when it lives up to its name with rush hour fish traffic, as the city's streets come alive with the bustling activity of its prolific fish life.
Anemone City Reef Basics: Reef garden
Depth: 10 - >40m
Visibility: 10 - 30m
Surface conditions: Generally calm
Water temperature: 22 - 28°C
Experience level: Beginner - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: 16 km south-west of Sharm El Sheikh
Access: Daytrips and liveaboards
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