Dive Sites Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is located in between the Gulf of Aqaba, the Gulf of Suez, and the open body of the Red Sea. As a consequence, at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula those three different waters meet, resulting in a rich environment and feeding currents suitable for the optimal growth of corals and marine life. We often see big fish like sharks, mantas, whale sharks, or other animals like turtles, and even dolphins. Throughout the journey, the beauty of the Sinai Mountains adorns the setting for a perfect background.

In other words: We take you to some of the best dive sites in the world.

Ras Mohammed

In 1983 the area around the tip of the Sinai Peninsula was set up as a National Park in Egypt (480 KM) and has been under protection ever since.

You can dive Ras Mohammed by boat or from shore – both completely different diving experiences although equally rewarding. The Egyptian government charges an entrance fee of $5 per person per entry no matter if you dive by boat or from shore. This money directly goes towards the National Park authorities for the protection of this and other unique National Parks in Egypt.

Two of the most famous dive sites at Ras Mohammed National Park are Shark and Yolanda Reef which are also ranking among the top ten dive sites in the world. Other famous and beautiful dive sites are Ras Ghozlani, Ras Za’atar, Jackfish Alley, Eel Garden, Shark Observatory and Anemone City.

All dives at Ras Mohammed are well suited for experienced divers, because of their beautiful vertical walls and drop-offs that go down to 750m (2460 feet). For your own safety we require a minimum experience of 20 logged dives. If you don’t want to miss out on this amazing place but you have just started your diving career you can book a private guide who will be with you all the time to help you with currents, and make your time unforgettable.

Straits of Tiran

The so called Straits of Tiran are four beautiful reef formations between the Island of Tiran and the Sinai Peninsula. From north to south they are called Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef and Gordon Reef. All four are extremely rich, both in hard and soft corals and show a great biodiversity and many species of fish. Reef and Hammerhead sharks are likely to be seen gliding along the deeper reef edges strategically placed on Gordon Reef and Jackson Reef. There are the remnants of two wrecks, and – further north on the western banks of the Gulf of Aqaba – a third more recent wreck, the Million Hope. Besides, dive sites in the Straits of Tiran also include South Laguna and North Laguna.

Just like Ras Mohammed, the dives in the Straits of Tiran are well suited for experienced divers because of the often strong currents often encountered there, the deep canyons, and the vertical walls. Accordingly, we require a minimum experience of 20 logged dives.

The Local Dive Sites

Along the coast of the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula you find many more dive sites that require less experience than the Straits of Tiran or Ras Mohammed, yet are still extremely rich in corals and marine life. These are, from north to south: Ras Ghamila, Ras Nasrani, Ras Bob, White Knight, Far Garden, Middle Garden, Near Garden, Sodfa, Tower, Amphoras, Turtle Bay, Paradise, Ras Umm Sid, Temple and Ras Katy.

These dive sites with their sandy plateaus and the absence of drop-offs or strong currents are very well suited for beginners or for courses. Yet they are still very attractive for experienced divers due to the beauty of those dive sites and because of the big fish like mantas or whale sharks that can be seen there now and then.


Dahab is a small resort town, one hour drive away from Sharm el Sheikh in the north of the Sinai Peninsula.

A day trip to Dahab is a great way to combine diving with relaxing time. In the morning you will dive two of Dahab’s most famous dive sites from shore, the Blue Hole and the Canyon.

Once you finished your second dive, it’s time for a very nice relaxed lunch followed by some free time in the town of Dahab for some shopping or relaxing in one of the coffee shops by the sea.


There are many magnificent wrecks in the Red Sea and some of them rank among the best known wrecks in the world.

SS Thistlegorm

The SS Thistlegorm is one of the most famous and celebrated wrecks in the Red Sea and one of the top ten dive sites in the world. It found its final rest in the Red Sea towards the Gulf of Suez in an area called Sha’ab Ali. The SS Thistlegorm sailed under British flag in WWII. It sank on the 6th of October 1941 and hit bottom at a maximum depth of 32m (105 feet). Departing from Sharm El Sheikh very early in the morning it takes roughly 3 to 4 hours to reach the SS Thistlegorm. This early start allows for two comfortable dives, one dive to explore the wreck from the outside and to get a first impression and the other dive allows for penetration of the holds and investigating the military cargo it was carrying.

The dive site is not only attractive due to the history of the wreck, but also because of the amazing coral growth covering the wreck as well as the local fish colonies that inhabit the wreck.

SS Dunraven

The SS Dunraven is another world famous wreck. It is situated northwest of Ras Mohammed in an area called Sha’ab Mahmoud. The British steamer ship sank in 1873 and now rests on its side at a depth of 29m (95feet). The best way to dive the wreck is to venture down to the deepest point, investigate the wreck and then continue to the reef known as Beacon Rock with its beautiful coral gardens and abundance of fish including napoleons, moray eels and stone fish.

Million Hope

Million Hope is the largest wreck in the area of Nabq, north of Sharm El Sheikh, where it hit the reef in 1996. It landed at a maximum depth of 22m (72 feet) and can only be dived from the boat during very good sea conditions. Another option is to snorkel at this site with its beautiful coral reefs and lots of different fish.

Kormoran / Zingara

In 1976 the Kormoran was sold and renamed Adamastos, which is Greek for “Untamed” or “Untameable”. In 1980, the ship was sold to Montemara di Navigazione S.p.a, Naples Italy, and renamed Zingara. On 21 August 1984, the Zingara departed the port of Aqaba, Jordan, sailing southwest with a cargo of phosphate rock. Sometime during the next day, on 22nd August, the ship ran hard aground on the north side of Laguna Reef in the Straits of Tiran in approximately 10-12 meters (33-40 feet) of water. The wreck is completely broken; it can only be reached in very good weather conditions. It is well known for its pretty coral reef with hard and soft corals.

Covid-19 information

Circle Divers
El Ferouseya St.
Ras um el Sid Cliff
Sharm el Sheikh



viper  +20 1000 608 497

WhatsApp +20 1000 608 497

The best way of diving
Enjoy your own adventure

google Google

tripadvisor Tripadvisor

TaucherNet Taucher.Net

facebook Facebook

Instagram Instagram

twitter Twitter

  youtube YouTube