Sharm-el-Sheikh is back!
For many years Sharm El Sheikh has been one of the most popular of the Red Sea destinations for both divers and general holiday makers alike.
Na’ama Bay is the hub of the tourist district offering a wide selection of hotels to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. You will find aqua park hotels that are great for families, along with smaller diving hotels such as the Camel Dive Club & Hotel which suit those who prefer something a little quieter whilst still being within walking distance of the beautiful bays, buzzing nightlife, and lively cafes, bazars and restaurants.
Sharks Bay is a beautiful cove just 4 miles north of Na’ama Bay, this is a much quieter area and the lure again is the excellent selection of hotels such as Sharks Bay Hilton for those who desire pools and bars, to more intimate dive resorts such as Sharks Bay Umbi which has a small beach bar and its own house reef, here you are also conveniently located within walking distance to the jetty where you can set off for your days diving or snorkelling.
As well as being known for its sheltered, sandy beaches, palm tree lined promenade, fabulous restaurants and bars, Sharm is also famous for its world class diving.
Ras Mohamed, the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula, boasts dive sites such as Shark and Yolanda, and Shark Observatory. These offer some of the most stunning sheer wall and coral plateau dives, teeming with a variety of marine life as well as larger pelagics.
The Straits of Tiran have 4 main reefs, Gordon, Woodhouse, Thomas & Jackson, this area can provide you with some fabulous pelagic action, as well as beautifully colourful hard and soft coral plateaus, there are even a couple of wrecks that can be explored.
The more local sites of Sharm such as Ras Nasrani, a great place for the nudibranch hunters; Near Garden, for the turtle lovers; and Ras Gamilla, for the coral garden fans, are all just a short boat ride away and never fail to impress.
For the wreck lovers, there is plenty of variety suitable for most level of abilities such as Carnatic, a 1862 steam ship now totally coral encrusted, Dunraven, an English steamer sunk in 1876, Chrisola K who’s engine room is still intact, and of course the world famous SS Thistlegorm, sunk in 1941 with her cargo of motorcycles, bren-gun carriers, even a railway locomotive.