Ras Mohammed National Park, Sharm El Sheikh

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    To go or not to go?

    by solopes Updated Mar 17, 2016

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    The national park is, officially, the best place to see the reefs, but... will it really be?

    Flocks of tourists interact each day with the reef, causing erosion and and damaging the natural balance. They try to relief the pressure, finding other spots, and spreading people. We did, visit a couple of other places with marvelous and unspoilt reefs. Furthermore, Ras Mohammed is, I don't know why, the only place in southern Sinai where Sharm-el-Sheikh travellers need a Visa. That's up to you, but...

    There are two ways to visit - by boat, or by land. We heard that by land was better - cheaper, faster, and visiting more diving places. Do check for yourself before booking.

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    Ras Mohammed National Park, the Amazing Place

    by david_pierre Written Dec 30, 2015

    Ideal for unforgettable scuba diving experience in the Red Sea.
    it is one of the amazing and best kept the national park in the world, the area surrounded by fringing coral reefs that emerged after a change in the coastline years ago, the park is characterised by vertical overhangs.
    Due to its location, the combining waters of varying salinity from each gulf has resulted in a spectacular array of reef and pelagic fish, diverse coral reef and luxuriant sea walls, no much words can describe it, just give a try and discover by yourself.

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    By Bus or by Boat?

    by TravelingButts Written Aug 3, 2015

    No matter what you are looking for from this excursion, either will not dissapoint. By boat I feel you are able to see more of the sealife and beautiful corals, and by bus, you get more of a feel for the actual National Park. If you are looking for snorkeling or diving, this can be done really on any boat trip. I chose to have my focus on snorkeling on the Tiran Island Boat trip and save Ras Mohamed to see al lthe real National Park.
    It is army protected and the scale of land is amazing, endless views of dessert and mountians with salt Lakes and hidden bays that you can't visit by boat. They will take you to various locations throughout the park and still opportunities for swimming and snorkelling but it is not as deep as you would experience by boat - for me this is a plus.
    The is a small hill to climb where you can see the view of Sharm El Sheikh and out into the horizon of the Red Sea through a telespoce located at the top. As I loved this place so much after the first visit I booked a second time but this time a private excursion for just me and 3 friends - best choice in my opinion. I found such a helpful contact at Sharm Day and Night who I now book all my trips through. They arranged a private car and driver to take us around the park, stop where we wanted and for how long we wanted. We were able to pick a spot in the hidden bay, swim in the calm water and relax with a picnic, and then moved on to discover the salt lakes at our own pace. The best thing is this cost us less for our private trip than the other companies were charging for the normal full tourist bus trip so an even bigger bonus! - I now book all my trips through Ahmed at Sharm Day and Night so that I can afford to see twice as much. In summary for me - by bus (or private car) is the best choice to see this perfect national park. Try www.facebook.com/sharmdayandnight or www.elsharm.com to see what else you do!

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    Ras Mohamed National Park Dolphins and Corals zone

    by HeshamMA Written Oct 6, 2014

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    We went to Ras Mohamed the unique national park for camping as we do every several weeks , but this time we decided to take round in the national part we took three hours by cars around the national park but we could only see half of the points in the national park

    Directions: Ras Mohamed National park , Sharm El Sheikh El Tor Road

    Phone: 002069 3660668

    One of the many bays in that zone Tiran Island Youssef my boy in bay Park middle entrance ( Human art work  )
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    Snorkeling excursion to Ras Mohammed

    by Myndo Written Oct 21, 2013

    Ras Mohammed is the national park on the sinai island where you can go snorkeling and diving. To get there you should have a (special) visa - look if the visum you get on arrival includes this.
    We chose a snorkeling trip with a sailboat (the pirates) to get there.
    The experience was nice.

    You get collected at the hotels, shuffled to the harbor at old charm, where they give you the material you need in the right sizes (try them on!): Snorkel, Mask, Finns and Neopren Suit for those who want.
    Re the Neopren suit: you may think the water is warm enough (over 20 degrees), but it is a good idea to take on. You cool out faster in water - and the excursions go for half an hour. So, if you don't want to cut them short only because you start shivering: take one!

    On board you can lie on mats until you arrive on site (the boat uses the motor btw, not the sails).
    A waterproof camera is a good idea.

    Back on board you get something to eat (Hmmm!) and relocate to a dune that just breaches the water. If you want, you can get "stranded" there for some time. There's not much to do there, but the sand is white and fine and the sights nice.

    Back on board another relocation later it's time for the second snorkeling trip.

    Then you go back to harbor, shuttle and hotel.

    Directions: Ras Mohammed

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    Ras Mohamed

    by HeshamMA Written Oct 8, 2013

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    Ras Mohamed National park is one of the best spots in Sharm El Sheikh - snorkeling is very good at this spot , people come from all over the world to snorkel and dive in that area , it is one national park and protectorate

    Address: Ras Mohamed

    Shell and dolphin statue in the entrance Ras Mohamed Gate Natural view Natural view Natural view
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    ~ Snorkelling in Ras Mohammed By Boat ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Why not try something different and take a fantastic boat ride to the beautiful National Park of Ras Mohammed.
    You can enjoy some fabulous snorkelling and enjoy looking at the stunning sea life and coral of the Red Sea. Then you can relax and go to the Ras Mohammed National Park. The price includes a full day out from 8.00am to around 5.30p and soft drinks, lunch and entrance fees to the park are all included.

    Address: Ras Mohammed National Park, Sharm El Sheikh

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    Ras Mohammed NP: mangrove

    by sachara Updated Feb 13, 2011

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    Ras Mohammed is not only a National Marine Park because of its coral reefs, but also because of the mangroves. These trees, living in salt water, are very important for the ecosystem of the area.

    I saw lots of mangroves at several places, but these mangroves at the most southern tip of the Sinai peninsula are said to be the second most northerly mangrove group in the world.

    You can visit the mangrove area by land to have a closer look at the trees. I passed by by boat on my way to some snorkling spots. From the boat you get an overview of the mangroves at both sides of the Mangrove Channel with the Mangrove Island at the left side.

    Directions: Ras Mohammed NP is at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula. The mangrove is growing along the Mangrove Channel at the very most southern point of the peninsula.

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  • Boat trip to Ras Mohammed

    by stianomdal Written Jan 6, 2010

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    If you thought snorkeling and diving by the beaches were good, try taking a boat trip to the national park of Ras Mohammed. The reefs there are amazing. The boattrip was good. Good food, good guides and friendly people as long as you can handle a diver constantly trying to get you to put on diving gear ;)

    Me and my girlfriend took the boattrip and the beautiful scenery you can see from the boat is a nice bonus!

    Have fun :)

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    Ras Mohamed - Egypt's National Park

    by LittleDee Written Jul 15, 2008

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    Ras Mohamed is a national park which is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula approx. 30km from Sharm El Sheikh.

    You can either visit Ras Mohamed by road or by sea. We chose to take a boat trip along the coast line and snorkelling in three different areas. We saw the most amazing fish and swam with a shark!

    Website: http://www.rasmohamed.com

    View of the National Park from the sea The amazing colours of Ras Mohamed One of the ways to enjoy Ras Mohamed The barren landscape The road to Ras Mohamed
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    Ras Mohammed National Park

    by chizz Updated May 11, 2008

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    Laying 12 km from Sharm on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Ras Mohammed is great for diving and snorkelling. We hired a car and bought our own snorkelling equipment (you can also hire equipment I believe at the beach) and it is handy to have some waterproof shoes, as climbing over the rocks to get to the reef can be painful! You can see some great fish and coral here and there are several spots to snorkel/dive in. A map is provided at the entrance so that you can see where to go. Bear in mind that you will to buy a visa on entry to Sharm if you plan on visiting the National Park. Entrance fee: approx 5 Egyptian Pounds pp. Open 8am-6pm.

    Address: 12 km from Sharm

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    Ras Mohammad Snorkelling Boat Expedition

    by seasonedveteran Written Apr 22, 2008

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    You will see amazing waterlife like schools of fish of emerald green, jellyfish, rainbow coloured fish, and maybe even a snapping turtle! The water is very salty, but once you get the hang of the snorkel, it is amazing. The coral reef itself is among the most amazing in the world and you will see it all from your private boat for only 20 euros. Buffet Lunch included, and unlimited pop supply! yes!

    Also, the scenery is breathtaking, and really, the best place in sharm to go is either the beach or actually on the water. Starking contrast to see the amazing life filled aqua clear water next to barren desert mountains. There were dozens of large yacht type boats heading out, and they docked next to us. The water is kind of cold.

    The guide was amazing. A very cool and fun guy, he even jumped off the boat into the water to make us laugh. Such a cool egyptian, but then again, there are lots of them.

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    Ras Mohammed national park.

    by shizzler Written Nov 21, 2007

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    Take a trip to Ras Mohammed, a reserve which is home to all types of life. Protected from too much change you'll see a huge area of wilderness home to turtles, lion fish, puffer fish and hundreds of marine fish and coral, backed by an arid landscape which looks amazing. You can take morning, afternoon and day trips out here for diving/snorkelling etc. and you can get info on these trips from your rep. or around the hotels. It's not far to get to, so in the heat you wont have to travel for hours like on some excursions and is reasonably cheap too.

    Address: Ras Mohammed national park, Sinai.

    Directions: Don't need directions, anyone in Egypt will know where and how to get to it.

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    Ras Mohammed National Park

    by martin_nl Written Jun 18, 2006

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    Ras Mohammed NP is the southern most tip of the Sinai. The National Park consists of a reef and a peninsula the reef surrounds. Here you will find the most popular ives sites that can be reached from Sharm el Sheikh. Many dive operators go here daily. I went to three different dive sites here. Most beautiful and also most popular is the Shark & Yolanda Reef. Here you will find two plateaus that you can swim around. They dive is best done as a drift dive with currents usually coming from the east. Be carefull though since there is a 750 m drop off at Shark Reef, so keep an eye on you depth gauge. I saw a lot of fauna here. Big schools of barracudas and jackfish, a giant moray eel, lion fish and loads more. When you get to the Yolanda wreck mind the currents because they can get very strong. Also there will be lots of divers around so look all around you at all times. Inspect the wreck carefullt, since a lot of fish hide in there. You might see a crocodile fish and in the toilet pots, you might find a lion fish, so don't sit on the toilet!!

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    Ras mohammed

    by jonny_rage Written Jun 17, 2006

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    book a taxi for the day. and drive to Ras mohammed national park. pay the nominal entrance fee and sunbathe on the finest beaches of this national water park. this truly is a world class site. all the beaches are pretty secluded. and have exquisite reefs in which u can snorkle and see all sorts of beautiful fish and corals. even turtles if your lucky. its worth traveling independantly just so you can choose the beach you want and stay as long as u like till u move onto the next one. do all the sights here in your own time. and get you pic taken at the sharks observatory. this is truly a beautiful place and i feel the guided trips dont do it enough justice. if travelling on a package by boat it will not be possible to go ashore

    Address: Ras Mohammed national park

    Directions: south of Sharm El Sheikh

    Entrance to sharm el sheikh Main beach mangroves top of sharks observatory
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