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Ras Um El Sid Sharm El Sheikh Ras Um El Sid Diving site

Ras Um El Sid Sharm El Sheikh

Ras Um El Sid Sharm El Sheikh information, tours, prices, booking

Ras Um El Sid Sharm EL Sheikh also known as Hadabet Ras Um El Sid. In fact, it located at the tip of a small peninsula a few kilometers south from Naama Bay in Sharm. It offers spectacular views of the Red Sea and the reefs. Ras Um El Sid Sharm EL Sheikh is a much quieter area close to Sharm El Sheikh’s old souk. It also near to Ras Mohammed National Park. In fact, it is where divers dazzled by stunning coral formations. Moreover, it features fan corals and an amazing plenty of underwater life. The underwater life includes rare fish species.

As a beach, Ras Um El Sid Sharm El Sheikh is the location in which you want to find yourself. It is in case if you plan to have a truly relaxing holiday in Sharm El Sheikh. In fact, it is far from the crowds. Hadabet Um El Sid features interesting accommodation options. The residential area located in the central area of the peninsula. Hadabet Um El Sid caters to families, honeymooners and groups. The accommodations include a wide range of luxurious hotels and resorts. It also includes individual villas, beach houses and budget apartments. As the area is just 5 km away from Naama Bay, so it gives you great entertainment opportunities. It is after a full day of beach fun and Snorkeling.

Ras Um El Sid Sharm El Sheikh Diving site:

The reef slopes down to a depth of 80 feet and a sandy bottom. In fact, this is a steep sloping wall. It extends from the point at Ras Om El Sid inward toward the bay to the west. The reef follows the shoreline and marked by intermittent sand patches. It also marked by coral heads and pinnacles. In fact, the coral attractions include Gorgonians, Acropora and fire. They also include corals, dense soft coral patches and some large coral formations. The coral heads are the home of many reef fish. Among the many fish found here is the lion-fish.

In the blue waters off of the reef, are many open ocean fish. The fish include rays, barracudas, sharks and crocodile-fish on the sandy bottom, . There are also big and small jacks, emperor and regal angelfish. Moreover, there are also various parrot-fish, Picasso and other trigger-fish. Furthermore, there yellow-spine and ring-tail surgeons, Napoleon wrasse and moray eels. The typical depth range for Ras Um El Sid is 20 to 80 feet. It accessed by a shore dive, dive boat and local guide. The expertise required for this area is a snorkeled, novice, advanced and dive master.

Ras Um El Sid Sharm El Sheikh Diving site Facts:

  • Location: Ras Um El Sid point, southeast of Sharm El Moya/Sharm El Sheikh town.
  • Access: By shore, or by local or live-aboard boat from Sharm El Sheikh, Naama Bay or other ports.
  • Average Depth: 20 meter (65 feet).
  • Maximum Depth: 35 meter+ (115 feet+).
  • Average Visibility: 20 meter (65 feet).

Tags: Ras Um EL Sid Sharm El Sheikh. Um El Sid Sharm

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Wadi El Gemal National Park

Wadi El Gemal National Park

Wadi El Gemal National Park, information, tours, prices, booking

Wadi El Gemal National Park located 55 kilometer south of Marsa Alam, Egypt. In fact, Wadi El Gemal means “Valley of Camels” in English. Wadi El Gemal national park features about 70 km of spectacular coastline. Moreover, Wadi El Gemal National park covers an area of about 4,770 km² of land. It also features about 2,000 km² of marine waters. In fact, Wadi El Gemal National park starts from the jagged ridges of the Eastern Desert. It is through a network of sheltered wadis to the aquamarine depths of the Red Sea. The park has coral reefs which are among the most spectacular in the world. About 17% of the marine life is native to the Red Sea. In fact, it is due to its relative isolation from other oceans.

Wadi el Gemal National Park has about 450 species of coral and over 1,200 species of fish. In fact, it creates a living paradise for divers and snorkelers. Moreover, the National park has more than 140 plant species. In fact, many of these plants have medicinal values. The park has also Mangroves tress which are vital and productive ecosystems. In fact, the trees are among the world’s most endangered habitats. Moreover, the park has Sea grasses such as those at Ras Baghdai. In fact, they are important spawning grounds. They are the only source of food for the endangered dugong and green turtle. The green turtles also nests on the park’s pristine sandy beaches.

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Wadi El Gemal National Park has also five pristine islands. In fact, they are important breeding grounds for many of the 13 water and sea birds species. In fact, the park has 45 bird species. Wadi El Gemal National Park boasts the largest Sooty Falcon breeding colony in the world. The interior of the park boasts breathtaking landscapes. In fact, the interior stretched from jagged mountains to winding wadis. Furthermore the park has a healthy population of the globally threatened Dorcas gazelle. It also has the agile Nubian Ibex which inhabits the rugged and steep terrain. In fact, Nubian Ibex relies on the park’s rare mountain springs.

Reptiles are the most terrestrial vertebrate fauna and lizards are most abundant. There are at least 25 terrestrial reptiles inhabiting the Wadi el Gemal in Hamata area. The Ababda are the main indigenous inhabitants of the park. In fact, they are a proud people with a rich and unique culture. Moreover, they have a great affinity with nature which sustains their livelihoods. In fact, livestock is their major source of livelihood. Some of them engage in small scale fishing such as at Qalaan village. Nowadays, some of the Ababda work in the tourism industry. Prehistoric rock art testifies to the region’s prehistoric past.

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Ras Shaitan Nuweiba

Ras Shaitan Nuweiba

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Ras Shaitan Nuweiba or Shetan (Devil’s Head) located at a Bedouin camp north of Nuweiba. In fact, the real name was “Ras el Shateen” which translates to “Head of the two beaches”. Due to foreigners that try to pronounce the Arabic name, it transformed to Ras Shaytan. It got the name “Head of the two beaches” because of the rock formation. In fact, it divides the place into two separate beaches. Moreover, the diving site has incredible mountain scenery. You will get the feeling of diving through canyons and superb mountain ranges. It is also famous for its amount of anemones. Species you will see red, green and purple anemones.

It is possible to experience deep diving in Ras Shaytan. There are some excellent pinnacles and beautiful coral formations. They are at depth deeper than 40 meters. In short a stunning mountain range, nice coral and marine life are vivid. After a 30 minutes drive, heading north from Nuweiba, you will reach the Bedouin camp. Over there you can access the Ras Shaitan Nuweiba diving site. A couple of palm strokes away from the shore, you will discover a maze of underwater mountains.

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You will also discover canyons, caves and plateaus. Ras Shaitan Nuweiba diving site features an rich ecosystem of hard corals and octopus. It also features puffer fish, moon groupers and most of all anemones. Anemones are red, green and purple. You will blown away by the scenic and – more preserved landscape. The diving site only advised for experienced divers. It is due to the technical skills which needed to dive. The depth is from 12 – 40 meters.

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Abu Hashish diving site - Makadi Bay Red Sea Egypt

Abu Hashish Makadi Bay Egypt

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Abu Hashish (Father of Grass) located a few km off Makadi Bay’s shore. In fact, it is very shallow diving site and ideal for beginners. Abu Hashish named because of the abundance of sea grass in that particular area of the Red Sea. In fact, the reef is a combination of a slowly sloping sandy plateau. Furthermore, it is a fast dropping wall. It is along which drift dives usually performed from north to south, if the currents are strong enough.

In fact, Abu Hashish is very protected area. It is favorite spot affording gentle and popular for beginners. In fact, Boats usually moored at the northwest lagoon. There, divers have to swim through a small canyon before reaching the sandy plateau. In deed, beautiful corals hidden under the sand, uncovering their secrets delicately. Usually very small and interesting creatures nestled inside the bouquets. Puffer fish, morays, octopus, nudibranches, crabs and sea horses are regular visitors of Abu Hashish.

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Drop from the boat on a mooring, descend to a sandy bottom at 7 meters. Go through a small crack to descend further down the slope. The dive then leads between a gap in the reef wall which leads into the lagoon itself protected area. It is from the sea and winds giving comfortable diving, especially for beginners. In fact, The shallower parts of the reef are perfect for Snorkeling.

Abu Hashish Facts:

Dive Site: Abu Hashish
Location: Makadi Bay

  • Skill Level: Guided Scuba Diver.
  • Description: Wall, sandy plateau and sea-grass area.
  • Depth: Wall drops away to about 50 m (165 feet), sandy areas average about 10 m (30 feet).
  • Visibility: 10 meters (30 feet).
  • Max Depth: 15 m.
  • Latitude: 27.0112.
  • Access: Boat.
  • Distance from port: 4 km north.
  • Longitude: 33.923167.

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