Ras Bob


Water
Sea (Salt water)
Features
Coral Reef, Snorkel / Free-dive Friendly
Depth
14.4 m (avg)
30 m (max)
Diver Level
All Divers

Do not bother look for this name on nautical maps, since even the locals are not familiar with it. It was coined recently by some diving instructors at Sharm el-Sheikh to indicate the southernmost part of Ras Nasrani as a tribute to the underwater cameraman Bob Johnson, who worked for years in this area. Ras Bob is sheltered from the waves and wind and usually has weak currents. The classic dive is made from your boat, moored at the 'shamandura' on a stony coral pinnacle, at a depth of 20 meters. The dive runs northeast at a depth of from 15 to 20 meters until you reach the pre-established point of return, which you will effect by skirting the small reef ledge. There are many small bays with a light-coloured sand floor on the edges of which you will see numerous small caves and gullies in rather shallow water (4-8 meters depth). Crocodile fish (Cociella crocodila) and Blue spotted stingrays (Taeniura lymna) often rest on the sand of the inlets. Snorkellers can skirt the reef both east and west of the fixed mooring to explore the marvellous configuration and admire the many corals, both stony and soft.

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