One of the most northern Sharm el Sheikh local sites is Ras Nasrani. It is a popular site as it has a varied topography and can be dived as a drift, semi-drift, or mooring dive. Just around the headland is the most northern site of Ras Gamila, but this exposed site can only be dived in very calm conditions. Generally, the site is dived in a northerly direction but this is subject to currents. The fringing reef plate is peppered with large sandy bays and then the reef forms into an extended plateau with a dense coral covering. The plateau is a good place to see passing pelagic fish and the large Gorgonian fan corals which grow perpendicular to the current.