cave, drift, nightdive, reef, wall, wreck
Animals, Barracuda, Corals, Dolphin, Eagle Ray, Fishes, Grouper, Jackfish, Lionfish, Lizardfish, Octopus, Parrotfish, Pufferfish, Ray, Shark, Snapper, Squid, Stingray, Triggerfish, Tuna, Turtle, Wrasse

Shark Reef, covered in stunning hard and soft corals, is a vertical wall dropping to charted depths of nearly 800m. Yolanda Reef has a wide plateau with a coral garden and masses of pinnacles, each one a cleaning station teeming with fish.

Situated right at the tip of the Sinai this site is world-renowned. Between Jolanda reef and the main reef lies the cargo of the wreck of the Yolanda. A 74m long cargo ship, she was transporting bathroom supplies and a BMW to the port of Aqaba when she struck the reef in 1980. She lay on her side until 1987 when she slid into the abyss, during a heavy storm, leaving her cargo behind for divers to explore today. Currents can be quite strong here, creating a kind of rollercoaster ride around these reefs in one direction or the other, depending on the prevailing current. Most of the year, divers enjoy looking out for scorpionfish, crocodile fish, groupers, turtles, tuna, huge morays and napoleons that frequent this dive site but in the summer, all focus changes to the water away from the reef where schools of fish collect together for mating; Twin spot (Bohar) Snapper, Red Snapper, batfish, unicornfish, barracudas and more which of course sometimes attracts the predators. Silkies, grey reefs, black tips, and even tigers have been seen at this dive site. A world-ranked dive site formed of two little underwater islands, the Shark reef, and the Yolanda reef. Shark Reef, is a vertical wall dropping to 700 meters, covered with fantastic corals. While the Yolanda Reef has a wide plateau with a coral garden and lots of pinnacle corals. Between Yolanda reef and the Ras Mohamed reef lies the remains of the wreck of the Yolanda that is 74m long and was carrying bathroom supplies heading to the Gulf of Aqaba when she crashed in 1980. The presence of strong currents is often at this site. Diverse marine life to watch: scorpionfish, crocodile fish, groupers, turtles, tuna, big morays and napoleon fish, Red Snapper, batfish, unicornfish, barracuda, and more which of course sometimes attracts the predators such as Grey reef or black tip Sharks.

Diving conditions and the best time to dive "Shark Reef & Yolanda Reef @Ras Mohammed".

Yearly diving conditions of this dive site - expected air temperature, water temperature, current, and visibility. This data is indicative and based on historical data and observations
Air temperatureWater temperatureVisibilityCurrent
January25℃23℃25 m2 - 3 knots
February23℃22℃25 m0 - 2 knots
March24℃22℃25 m0 - 3 knots
April26℃23℃25 m0 - 3 knots
May27℃25℃10 - 25 m0 - 3 knots
June28℃25℃25 m0 - 4 knots
July29℃27℃25 m0 - 3 knots
August29℃27℃25 m1 - 4 knots
September31℃28℃25 m1 - 4 knots
October29℃26℃10 - 25 m0 - 3 knots
November28℃26℃25 m0 - 4 knots
December26℃25℃25 m2 knots

39 Dive Centers offer to dive here

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Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 48min.

- Philippe H.
Vera Sub

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

- Isabel G.
Elite Diving

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 41min.

- Remy G.
Nemo Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 36min.

- Jay K.
Elite Diving

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 55min.

- Robert C.
Camel Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 32m. Dive duration 57min.

- Nancy I.
Dive In Sharm

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 23m. Dive duration 37min.

- Pitto J.
Sea Queen Fleet-m.y. Sea Queen 1

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 52min. Saw Squid.

- Andy L.
Ocean College

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 38min.

- Stefan J.
Diving Pro Polskie Centrum Nurkowe

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 48min.

- Roman K.
Dolphin Diving Center

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 32m. Dive duration 54min.

- Andrew M.
Sea Queen Fleet-m.y. South Moon

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 58min.

- Rene F.
Discovery Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 37min.

- Remy G.
Sheikh Coast Diving Center

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 25min.

- Cristian B.
Seafari Hurghada

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 57min.

- Nicholas C.
Plongee France Dune Safaga

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

- Luc E.
Ocean College

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 13m. Dive duration 50min.

- Ryan O.
Emperor Divers And Scuba Schools

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 46min.

- Jerome J.
Blue O Two-m/y Blue Melody (liveaboard)

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 64min.

- Boris F.
Oonas Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

- Adam G.
Diving Attitude (plongé France)

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 47min.

- Martin V.
Diving Centers Werner Lau

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 18m. Dive duration 49min. Saw Snapper.

- Josh P.
Diving Centers Werner Lau

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 52min.

- Robert H.
Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 53min. Saw Fishes, Corals, Triggerfish.

- Alexey V.
Blue O Two-m/y Blue Fin (liveaboard)

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 23m. Dive duration 56min.

- Hanna C.
Werner Lau

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 33min.

- Tim H.
Red Sea Diving College

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 44m. Dive duration 33min.

- Bob G.
Plongee France Anthias Plongee

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 39min.

- Stefan J.
Sheikh Coast Diving Center

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 42min.

- George G.
Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 39min.

- Francois K.
Sinai Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 15m. Dive duration 39min.

- Travis F.
Oonas Dive Club

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 49min.

- Thomas E.
Colona Dive Center-sharm El Sheikh

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 22m. Dive duration 55min.

- Ricardo H.
Diving Pro Polskie Centrum Nurkowe

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 54min. Saw Shark.

- Oscar U.
Werner Lau

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 56min.

- Matt B.
Blue O Two-m/y Blue Melody (liveaboard)

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 43min.

- Chris O.
Dive In Sharm

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 41min. Saw Fishes, Shark, Turtle.

- Cristian C.
Sinai Dive Club

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 49min. Saw Shark.

- Nick Z.
Camel Dive Club

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 23m. Dive duration 41min.

- Alexey S.
Aqua Divers

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 24m. Dive duration 54min.

- Ahmed I.
Ocean College Dive Centre

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

- Darren I.
Diving World Red Sea

Good

Good enough to explore one time

- Roberto T.
Diving World Red Sea

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 33min. Saw Shark, Corals.

- Bob F.
Sharm Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 7m. Dive duration 20min.

- Alejandro I.
African Divers Nuweiba

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 22m. Dive duration 56min.

- Sean A.
Sinai Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 22m. Dive duration 40min. Saw Barracuda.

- Cristian B.
Aquarius Diving Club-sheraton, Sharm

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 49min.

- Leonard C.
Anthias Divers

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 44min.

- Tim P.
Dive Africa Sharm

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 44min. Saw Fishes, Shark, Stingray, Barracuda, Octopus, Pufferfish.

- Denis K.
Aquarius Diving Club-sheraton, Sharm

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 56min.

- Joshua H.
Subex

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 60min.

- Dakota D.
Emperor Divers And Scuba Schools - Sharm

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 41min.

- Carlos S.
Camel Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

- Magdalena D.
Camel Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 41min.

- Alex K.
African Divers Nuweiba

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 44min.

- Peter N.
Divers International Sharm El Sheikh

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 47min.

- Tim P.
Emperor Divers And Scuba Schools - Sharm

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