Ras Abu Galum is designated as a natural park and is located north of Dahab. In Ras Abu Galum, there are two dive sites: North Ras Abu Galum and South Ras Abu Galum.
Both of the north and south reefs are situated just off the shore and can easily be accessed by walking from the beach into the water. The northern part is well-known for its coral gardens. However, the southern part of Ras Abu Galum are also covered with beautiful coral gardens. Besides these stunning coral gardens, you can also expect to see different marine animals like butterfly fish, angel fish, anthias, glassfishes , lionfish, grey eels, snapper, and batfish.
These dive sites are accessible for divers of all levels. The maximum depth of these dive sites is around 30 meters. However, the dive starts with a sandy slope which goes down smoothly. The most interesting parts of the reef are between 6 and 20 meters.
Note that Ras Abu Galem lies in a remote area. Most trips to Ras Abu Galem are offered by camel or by boat. It is possible to go by car but it’s difficult to get there by car and therefore not offered by many tour operators. The trip by camel from Dahab takes about 1.5 hours and goes along the beautiful coastline of the Red Sea. It is also possible to go camping in Bedouin huts.