All of the diversity of the Red Sea in one small area, Ras Mohamed National Park features healthy coral reefs, the wreck of the Yolanda and schools of barracuda to the delight of liveaboard divers.
Just south of Sharm El Sheikh lies the Ras Mohamed National Park. This well-kept park boasts an amazing array of large and tropical fish due to its location at the convergence of two gulfs. Within this national park, established in 1983, are Shark & Yolanda Reefs. Drift dive between the two to see nearly every species of fish in the Red Sea. Trevally, barracuda and colorful, soft corals can be seen here. Wrecks are plentiful, and this destination is often combined with the SS Thistlegorm. Seeing all of Ras Mohamed’s best sites in one vacation requires liveaboard diving. Typical itineraries run 3 to 10 nights, and the best time to dive is from March to May and September to November.