Ras Mohamed

Ras Mohammed National Park is located approximately 25 km Southwest of Sharm El Sheikh and is easily accessible by car.

There are organized excursions available through various tour operators, or, you can explore the park on your own.

The park is home to a variety of stunning geological features both underwater and on land including uplifted coral reefs, alluvial plains, wadis, granite and sandstone mountains and soft sand dunes. The park is home to many forms terrestrial life including: foxes, gazelles, lizards, and ibexes. The park holds one of the most northerly located Mangrove tree outcropping, which is a valuable breeding area and habitat for both migrating and resident birds such as the white stork or raptor.

The National Park is administered by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.Coral reefs and tropical rain forests are the two most productive natural systems on Earth. As a result of excessive and negligent usage, their existence is currently at risk. In the last 20 years, humans have destroyed 20% of the world’s reefs. Coral reefs are not only the largest natural structure known to man; but also a fragile ecosystem, providing space, shelter and food to thousands of plants and animals. More than 25% of all marine species are directly dependent upon the reefs for their survival. If the coral reefs are damaged any further, the complex balance of the reef will be permanently altered, resulting in loss of productivity and biodiversity.

For these reasons, the National Parks of Egypt are taking actions to preserve the terrestrial and marine environments. We hope that you will too by following the advice outlined below: Mooring buoys are installed to protect corals, which would otherwise be damaged by the use of anchors. You can contribute by not touching or breaking corals.

Fish feeding and bottom fishing upset the equilibrium of the reef. Please do not feed or fish on the coastline. For “fishing” lovers we offer fishing excursions by boat off shore. Improve your buoyancy and look but don’t touch! PADI Specialties such as Peak Performance Buoyancy and Underwater Naturalist are available to improve your awareness of the environment and help you interact with it in a mutually beneficial way.

Resting, standing or walking on a coral surface damages the fragile tissue surface of the coral animal. Exposed to bacterial attack and disease, it will often not recover from this impact. Please avoid walking on the reef. Use the floating jetties or marked reef access points to enter the water.