Shark Reef and Yolanda
Sharm El Sheikh - Ras Mohamed
|Skill Level:||Guided Open Water|
|Max Depth:||30 m|
|Distance from port:||8km south|
Two emerging reefs which rise from a sandy seabed some 20-30 meters deep are the most distinctive features of this world famous dive site. Starting your dive on shark reef wall which is covered in multi colored soft corals, shoals of barracuda hang out in the strong currents at 30 meters and during July and August silky sharks can be found in the middle of the barracuda. Following the wall you will pass hundreds of grey snapper. A shoulder at 14 – 30 metres joins Shark to Yolanda you will see schools of batfish. Keep your eyes out to the blue for the big pelagic fish that swim by on a regular basis. The dive changes from a deep wall to a sandy plateau with lots of sightings of moray eels, stonefish, scorpion fish, napoleon wrasse as well as a stunning coral garden.
The mast of the wreckage of the Yolanda marks the corner of Yolanda reef and as you move around the corner onto the sandy plateau you are greeted with the site of hundreds of British Standard toilets and bath tubs, the cargo of the wreck of Yolanda and probably the most photographed toilets in the world.