Abu Nuhas. Sha’ab Abu Nuhâs is a large slightly triangular shaped reef located around two miles to the north of Shadwan Island. The translation of Abu Nuhâs is “Father of Brass”. Abu Nuhâs is a wreck divers dream come true boasting four vastly different wrecks in very close proximity to each other and all within comfortable diving depths of 30 meters or less. The Giannis D, Carnatic, Marcus, and Kimon M. The wrecks are located on the north side of the reef. Yellow fish reef lies nearby and there is good anchorage to spend the night. Dolphins can often be found in the area.
Shag rock. A beautiful small reef lying on the east side of the channel, close to Shaab Ali. Nice drift dives on both sides with good corals. Turtles and Dolphins are common. On the North tip lays the wreck of the ‘Kingston’. A steam ship that now lies in 14m of water and surrounded by a fantastic coral field. A very pretty dive.
The “Thistlegorm” is probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. The British ship was on the way to Egypt to bring military equipment of all kinds for the British troops in North Africa. But then on the 6 th of October 1941 a German bomber attacked the Thistlegorm. Now the wreck is lying upright on the sea-bottom at 30-m depth. Especially interesting is the cargo: Tanks, trucks, motorcycles, weapons, railway carriage and one railway engine.
The “Dunraven”, a steam and sail-powered vessel used to transport spices and timber, ran aground at beacon rock on the south end of Shaab Mahmood in 1876 during a voyage from Bombay to Newcastle and sank quickly. The wreck lies upside down with the stern at a depth of 28 m and the bow at 18 m. At the stern you find the propeller and the rudder, which are overgrown with corals. Inside the wreck you see thousands of glassfish.
Ras Mohammed National Park offers fantastic diving. Famous for deep walls covered with life and huge schools breeding fish in the summer months. Shark and Yolanda Reef is probably the most famous, at the very tip of Sinai. Both reefs are standing on a plateau and the edges of fall down to more than 800 m. At the reef you will find nice soft corals, and lots of the marine life. At Yolanda Reef you can see the cargo of a Cypriot freighter “Yolanda” which ran aground in 1980: a large quantity of household equipment.
Other great sites include Small Gubal Island, Umm Gammar Island, Siyoul Kebir amd Giftun island
Recommended minimum 30 logged dives