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Sharm el Sheikh lies at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, and is Egypt's biggest and most popular Red Sea resort. Ras Mohammed National Park and the Straits of Tiran are the dive sites that made Sharm famous.
Ras Mohammed National Marine Park is at the point where the Gulf of Aquaba meets the Gulf of Suez, so these currents ensure there are plenty of nutrients in the water that attract both small and larger wildlife. Ras Mohammed encompasses some spectacular diving, including one of the top ten dive sites in the world; Shark Reef and the Yolanda wreck. The Yolanda is a cargo ship that sank in 1982 in less than 18, metres and you can still see its cargo of toilets and baths today. Ras Mohammed is rich in nutrients which attract some of the larger marine life including groupers, barracuda, batfish, napoleon wrasse, crocodile fish and the occasional ray and shark.
From here, you also have the possibility to the dive World War II wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, which sunk in October 1941, and was first dived by Jacques Cousteau. Allegedly bringing more tourists to Egypt then the Pyramids this still beautifully preserved wreck allows the opportunity to see racks of motorcycles, steam engines, plane wings, rifles and even wellington boots.
The Straights of Tiran has four reefs that are abundant in marine life and colourful corals.
With a range of hotels to suit every taste and budget, an exciting variety of activities both in the water and on land, and some of the region's best nightlife, Sharm el Sheikh makes an ideal destination, whatever kind of holiday you're looking for.