Sharm El Sheikh is a legendary Egyptian resort city. It is located in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula and is washed by the waters of the Red Sea. For many years, Sharm El Sheikh has been the ultimate dream for divers from all over the world. Due to a significant number of dive sites, every year diving becomes more and more popular in this region. In regards to iconic dive sites, the Ras Mohammed National Park should be mentioned. With its rich marine life and impressive coral reefs rising proudly above the sea surface it is one of the most impressive diving sites. The depths mesmerise not only during daytime but also at night, that is why night diving is also popular here.
Tropical desert climate is a characteristic of Sharm El Sheikh. The sea is warm all year round which makes it possible to never close the diving season. However, the most comfortable period is from April to November. The air warms up to +29-31 ˚C, and the water warms up to +29 ˚C. There are very few cloudy days.
The most popular dive site in the national park is Jackfish, which location is marked with a white mark on a rock. At a depth of 6 m. a wall starts, which stretches all the way to the sandy seafloor. The Jackfish alley itself can be found behind the sandy glade and the coral plateau.
The warm waters of the Red Sea attract a variety of underwater creatures, including unique inhabitants — dugongs which are on the IUCN Red List. It harbors more than 1,200 species of marine inhabitants, old picturesque corals, which are about 2 billion years old. The Red Sea is a home for bright tropical fish, marine turtles, dolphins, octopuses, giant oceanic manta rays, gray reef sharks and whale sharks. Among natural and artificial reefs, coral gardens and sunken ships you can see shoals of tuna fish, barracudas, butterflyfish, humphead wrasses and moray eels. Some of them are dangerous: moon jellyfish, reef stonefish, whiptail stingray and pterois.