Liveaboard Diving in Shark and Yolanda

What To Expect on a Shark and Yolanda Reefs Liveaboard

Located in the Ras Mohammed National Park in the Northern Red Sea, Shark and Yolanda Reef is a well-recognised dive site visited by dive liveaboards offering dive cruises in this area. Two submerged mounds that come up to within 0.5 metres of the surface and drop to plateaued areas at 15-20 metres make up this incredible dive area. Around the undersea mounds, the depth can drop dramatically away to over 750 metres deep. Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef are actually two dive sites, but they are usually referred to as a single dive site or area, and often dived in one dive.

What You Can See

Shark Reef is one of the most famous dive sites in the area and can provide divers with amazing sights. With spectacular reef and fauna, the best time to enjoy this area is in the summer months (July) when hundreds of schooling barracuda, jackfish and batfish appear to give divers a show they won't forget. Currents can, however, be strong, so a guided dive of this site is strongly advised.

Yolanda Reef is situated right next door and offers an equally amazing dive area to explore. Given its name after a Cypriot merchant ship that sank in 1980, the Yolanda was a cargo vessel carrying mainly sanitary fixtures, bathtubs, toilets and even an old BMW. It makes for an interesting dive to see the remains of the ship, but also it's cargo scattered across the reef for divers to investigate. Marine life encounters range from Snappers, Emperor Fish, Napoleon Fish, Fusiliers to the camouflaged critters such as stonefish and crocodile fish.

Both sites can be dived and explored in one dive by following a specific route led by experienced dive guides. An amazing dive area full of life.

Getting To Shark And Yolanda Reefs

Easily accessed by Egypt liveaboards departing from Sharm El Sheikh in Northern Egypt, the nearest International airport is located directly in Sharm El Sheikh or domestic flights are available directly from Cairo.

Shark and Yolanda Diving Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 29 Verified Reviews
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christian R
  • Switzerland Switzerland

If you want to see big fish schools come in June/July

Diving Shark and Yolanda in September on the Emperor Superior

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Elaine Y
  • United States United States

hilarious, so many toilets!

Diving Shark and Yolanda in January on the Blue Adventurer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mark W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Impressive coral and diverse life

Diving Shark and Yolanda in January on the Emperor Elite

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thomas Gregory B
  • Denmark Denmark

Great we saw a sunken ship that was transporting toilets and bath tubs

Diving Shark and Yolanda in November on the South Moon

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David S
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Good visibility and nice temperature

Diving Shark and Yolanda in September on the King Snefro 5

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Miriame O
  • France France

Great! Lots of fish it was very nice

Diving Shark and Yolanda in September on the Dreams

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Stephen L
  • United States United States

There was much to see on the reef and wreck so it's quite nice.

Diving Shark and Yolanda in December on the Emperor Superior

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christopher D
  • United States United States

Anenome city was spectacular.

Diving Shark and Yolanda in June on the Emperor Echo

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Götz Ulrich L
  • Germany Germany

Oh, those amazing basins ... ;-)

Diving Shark and Yolanda in April on the Emperor Asmaa

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Pieter S
  • South Africa South Africa

excellent - what an awesome dive this was - great wall and animal incredible

Diving Shark and Yolanda in March on the Emperor Superior

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Frances D
  • United States United States

this was cool! we entered at Shark and almost immediately at about 5 meters dived thru a kind of large opening that took us soon on our way over to Yolanda. there we saw lots of bathtubs and sinks and toilets that were sunk ...

Diving Shark and Yolanda in February on the Red Sea Adventurer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Adrian R
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Nice dive site, comparable to Tiran.

Diving Shark and Yolanda in February on the Snefro Pearl

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sabrina H
  • Germany Germany

An beautiful place for diving

Diving Shark and Yolanda in November on the Snefro Love

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Patrick H
  • Germany Germany

Quite a rough current but as always one of the topspots in the national park

Diving Shark and Yolanda in September on the Blue Horizon Liveaboard

Origin: US