Shark Observatory dive site takes its name from the cliff top from which it used to be possible to spot sharks in the waters below. Nowadays it is famous for its overhangs and rows of Gorgonian Fans that make the underwater landscape different from other sites in Ras Mohammed.
The wall dive is famous among Tec divers due to its drop-off that reaches beyond 100m.
Hawksbill Turtles are common in the area, munching on purple and pink corals that grow along the wall. Different species of Nudibranchs are easily found on the many overhangs. The Gorgonian Fans make a very nice effect on the reef. Looking away from the wall schools of Fusiliers, Jacks, and Unicorn Fish are commonly seen passing by.
Check the direction of the current; it is better to dive when the tide is ebbing. Stay at a depth of 15-20 meters and ascend to 8-5 meters in the last phase of your dive. • The afternoon is ideal for observing the spectacular effects of the light.
- Site Depth: 10-30m
- Level: Suitable For All Levels