Situated half way up the Gulf of Aqaba and is a popular shore diving destination. There are also two marine parks: Ras Mumlach and Ras Abu Galum with steep walls and drop offs that make stunning dives for those who are more experienced or for those who want to gain experience.
In 1992, a dolphin followed a fishing boat back into the bay and has stayed ever since. Named Olin (which means 'a gift from God'), she has become so famous that people from all over the world come to visit and swim with her.
- A word of warning though - the history of ‘friendly’ dolphins and whales is often a sad one. Although a complex issue, these individuals are highly vulnerable and end up wounded and sometimes even dead as a result of their interactions with people.... [Source: The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society - click here to read the full details]
- Avoid Rogue Operators - Dive only with legal diving operators on your next trip to Egypt’s Red Sea. All CDWS member dive operators have met ISO standards EN 14467 / ISO 24803 for diving to ensure your diving safety. Look out for the CDWS logo for the symbol of quality and safety.