Ras Mohammed is the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula and divides the sea between the Strait of Tiran to the east and the Strait of Gubal to the west.
The cape takes its name from its rocky peak to the east, whose contours are reminiscent of a male profile with a beard - the head of Mohammed - carved in stone.
Ras Mohamed is one of the world's most famous dive sites and is located at the tip of Sinai. Two small reefs are connected by a vertical sloping wall.
Close to Shark Reef, a little further north, is Anemone City, an vast, shallow reef zone with numerous sea anemones and their red sea anemone fish and three-spotted damsel fish.
From Shark Reef, you can drift with the current along a steep wall that drops several 100 m to Jolanda Reef. The wall is completely covered with colourful corals. On the way to Jolanda Reef you reach a plateau with small boulders and coral islands. Once at the reef, you will see the scattered remains of the Yolanda wreck ,containerised sanitation facilities for the construction industry, now completely taken over by the life of the coral reef.
- Ras Mohammed has everything the Red Sea has to offer for divers because of its current-exposed location and abysmal depths. There are over 1000 different species of fish, 25 species of sea urchins, more than 100 species of molluscs and crustaceans, 220 species of corals, 125 of which are soft corals.
- The area around Ras Mohammed was declared a national park in 1989.