Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Shark, Yolanda Reef and Anemone City
Wrecks and Amazing Marine Life
Diving the Shark and Yolanda Reefs and exploring the Anemone City are undoubtedly one of the most exciting and hardest experiences for a diver.
Usually, after being dropped off by the boat, the Anemone City is visited first, an amazing site teeming with anemones and clownfish.
Next you will move to Shark and Yolanda. These are in fact 2 pinnacles originating from a single pinnacle which rises almost vertically from a depth of 800 metres. The second erg has been named after the Cyprian freighter which hit the reef in 1980; its cargo still lies on the western side of the reef.
Divers usually perform a drift dive from Shark’s reef to the Yolanda wreck; the sea floor is littered with toilet bowls and sinks, remnants of the Yolanda cargo.
The site is teeming with varied fish species including hammerheads, reef sharks, barracudas and huge tunas, in addition to smaller species such as jackfish, batfish and many kinds of stingrays. You’ll also find amazing corals.