World-famous coral reefs, wreck diving, fantastic snorkeling and a rich array of marine life are protected by Egypt's Ras Mohammed Marine National Park, attracting avid scuba divers from around the planet.
Plunge into the park's waters and you have the chance to spot more than 220 species of coral, over 1,000 species of fish, dozens of varieties of star fish and sea urchins, and several kinds of sea turtles.
Popular diving sites include Sha'ab Mahmoud, Beacon Rock, Jackfish Alley, Yolanda Reef, Old Quay and the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm.
Ras Mohammed Marine Park is 12 km (7.5 miles) from the resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, off the southern edge of the Sinai Peninsula, surrounded by the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba.
Come here by organized day tour, by boat, or hire a car in Sharm el Sheikh. You’ll need to have wheels to get around the park.