Sharm El Sheikh Scuba Diving at Ras Mohammed
It used to be that you could see sharks in large numbers here from the nearby observatory cliff on the peninsula, however most sharks have long ago been moved to the great "Shark Heaven" in the sky by the shark trawlers.
However, despite the absence of hundreds of sharks, Shark Observatory is still a fantastic dive. The location is literally a vertical wall that extends down to 90m, sloping outwards only at its foot.
There are numerous caves which are home to sweeping schools of glassfish as well as very impressive overhangs and huge gorgonian fans.
Coral growth is excellent, with a variety of both soft and stony species, and extends upwards in very interesting formations. The swarms of pelagic fish such as jacks, trevallies and barracuda, as well as a selection of die-hard resident sharks, still make Shark Observatory a fantastic Sharm El Sheikh dive.
Shark Observatory Reef Basics: Wall dive
Depth: 5 - >40m
Visibility: 10 - 30m
Surface conditions: Generally calm
Water temperature: 22 - 28°C
Experience level: Intermediate - advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: 16 km southwest of Sharm El Sheikh
Access: Daytrips and liveaboards
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