This is a reef second only the the great barrier reef. If you are into snorkelling GO, if you are not GO its beautiful just to look at also! Its done by boat, on a day trip, you get 3 or 4 chances to snorkel plus food and drink its a fabulous trip,a real must do!
It is definitely worth going on a boat trip to this area as the coral is so much better than in the Neama Bay area. If you're snorkeling rather than diving, make sure you go on a trip dedicated to this - don't listen if they tell you that a diving trip is OK for snorkelers as the areas they go to may be too deep to see much.
We went to 3 areas and had lunch included in the price.
If you want to live in what beneath , then go to Ras Mohamed. It is only for lucky people who will make it to sharm then to ras mohamed for diving and you can snorkle as well.
I cant say much about it cause what i will say is still nothing compared to what a diver will see.
Ras Mohammed is situated at the extreme southern part of the Sinai Peninsula. Here the Gulf of Aqaba meets with the Gulf of Suez and the ocean floor drops down to depths of more than 1000 meter.
Due to this topographical position, there are strong currents throughout the whole year which provide the reefs in the best possible way with the necessary nutrients. This dive site in the northern part of the Red Sea offers a large variety and density of species.
These dive sites can be reached by boat around one hour cruising time from Sharm el Sheik harbour.
Apparently the lake has youth giving properties - the lake of eternal youth?? i only went in as far as my ankles so maybe I will just have young feet! Besides all that the water was a beautiful turqoise standing out against the sand of the desert.
ras mohammed is a national park located near sharm el sheikh.
here u'll be able to see wonderful things, in the water and on the earth too.
diving here is really fantastic, what u'll see is unique in the whole world...
Meet the majestic black mangrove tree, the Avicennia Marina. The mangrove ( originally a West Indian word for salt tolerant coastal plants ) is, as under statements go, a peculiarity in this part of the world. Mangroves are considered to be "rain forests by the sea" and cover over 2.2 billion acres of the earth's surface. This is however almost the most northerly place you will see this plant, the most northerly being in the Nabq protected area which is just a bit further up the coast of Sinai. This is truly the pushing the edge of its range to its extreme.
Taking a closer look at the mangrove at Ras Mohamed , we see that they are an evergreen shrub where trees are from 1 to 5 meters in length with a 40cm average diameter for the trunk. This makes them considerably shorter than Mangroves found further south along the Red Sea where heights reach from 5 to 7 meters. These trees have dense foliage with shiny green, thick ovate leaves as well as some small white to yellowish four petalled flowers. They also have hairy, ball-like petioles at the end of twigs. However the most .................
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Link to Ras Mohammed
Large underwater national park located just south of Sharm el Sheikh....
Many, many amazing dive sites to be found here. On one dive we were diving on a near vertical cliff that drops over 900 meters (2500+ feet) down to the ocean floor...
It was an amazing sight to see this wall drop straight down into the dark abyss of the Red Sea...
We went here with help from "Sun n Fun".
It cost´s about 300 Le for 2 persons for a Jeep Safari and it includes snorkeling.
The mangrooves was something too see!
We took a bath in a very salty lake at Ras Mohammed - wonderful!
We also checked out the cracks in the ground from an earthquake (1960+ something)
Ras Mohamed (which translates from the Arabic as Cape Mohamed) has always had immense strategic importance for the Ancient Egyptians who controlled trade on the Red Sea. With the beginning of commercial capitalism, the Arabs,the Mamlukes, and later the Ottomans who ruled Egypt found it necessary to maintain a strong military presence in this area to secure the land and naval routes of the profitable transit trade between Europe and the East, as well as the passage ways to Mecca. The Ras Mohamed point was anciently known as the point of meeting between Heroopoliticus sinus (Gulf of Suez) on the west, and Ælaniticus sinus (Gulf of Aqaba).
This strategic importance of the area was elevated further with the opening of the Suez Canal at the end of the Nineteenth Century. It basically implied that whoever held the area of Ras Mohamed, Sharm-el-Sheikh, and the Islands of Tiran and Sanafeer controlled the straits of Tiran which meant that they controlled any trade between Europe Africa, and Asia. It was therefore only logical that Britain, the naval super power of the time, would aim and succeed in seizing Sinai and the rest of Egypt from the Ottomans in 1882. Aiming to secure the passageway to India, Sinai was added to the list of British strongholds en route which included Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, Alexandria, Suez, and Aden in Yemen.
It should also be mentioned that Laurence of Arabia used the area as a backdrop for his men at the time of the assault on Aqaba during the Arab Revolt of the First World War.
You have to go to Ras Mohamed National Park to do some snorkeling if you are an adrenalin junkie who isn't into scuba diving. There is a beach where you snorkel out for about 100 metres and then come to the edge of the coral. Until that point you are swimming in about 20 cm of water, but suddenly there is no bottom! Fantastic fish hang about the coral cliff and watching them is amazing once you get your heart started again.
Ras Mohammed is a small peninsula, fringed with lagoons and reefs, that was declared a nature reserve in 1983 and became the first marine National Park in Egypt in 1989. All of the thousand odd species of fish that occur in the Red Sea and 150 types of corals are represented here. The age of this amassing ecosystem is evinced by marine fossils in the bedrock dating back twenty million years. On the shoreline are newcomers only 75.000 years. You can visit the National Park any day from sunrise to sunset. Be aware if you don't carry a full Egyptian visa. The better way to visit the park is to hire a car, because the perimeter is too big to cover by walk. There are places to hire diving gear as well as you can get here in a camel trip from Dahab or Sharm el-Sheikh.
it was very good and new experience for both of my boys first time ti sleep away from home in a camp with scouting camp
It was first camping days for my boys , they spent the a full moon night in the coastal national park of Ram Mohamed - Marsa berikah
the place is unique in every thing ,
There are basically two entrances to the park this is the new one that was built in the 1980’s. It really stands out and is quite something.
Ras Mohammed National Park is a narrow, dramatically arid peninsula at the very southernmost tip of the Sinai, it was declared a National Park in 1983