Ras Ghazlani
Ras Ghazlani

Ras Ghazlani is one of the most memorable drift dives near Sharm El Sheikh. The area has been off limits for divers for a number of years, this allowed the area to recover and it is now a protected area - which means there are no mooring lines at all.

Depending on the current, which is usually mild, the dive boat will drop you off either on the south tip and you will drift east and then north, or you on the east side and you will drift south and then west. 

The wall closest to the coast is only 7 to 12 metres deep and in extends into a relatively gentle quite sandy slope down to about 25 meters where it will suddenly drop off. Around the point itself the slope does extend to about 30 metres. The area near the drop-off is covered in different coral types and a leisurely drift will allow you to enjoy the scenic and tranquil reef. 

On the eastern side of the point, at around 5 metres you will see some small caves, but they are not worth chasing if you are drifting along at 25 metres. However, it is a good reference point, as just below near the drop off is an area covered with anemones. 

Ras Ghazlani

Posted on 4/25/2012 by SDA Editor

Ras Ghazlani was closed for a long time for divers, but has been opened again a few years ago. The protected area has made it one of the best coral gardens near Sharm El Sheikh

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Key numbers

Dive type: Reef

Length: -

Depth: 30m

Visibility: 20m+

Location: 27°47.32N, 34°15.67E

Difficulty: 3 Stars

Dive: 4 Stars


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Ras Ghazlani