about Ras Um Sid the dive
Ras Um Sid is possibly one of the most exciting Sharm el Sheikh local dive sites. It’s a site which has a bit of everything including mixed topography, the potential of pelagic sightings and fast currents.
If there is very little current it can be dived as a mooring dive, but be careful that the current doesn’t pick up on the corner making it difficult to return to the exit point whether that is the boat or shore.
Preferably it is dived as a semi-drift or drift dive. The dive starts with a steep wall which has a beautiful set of Gorgonian fan corals, it then transforms into a huge plateau. The current tends to whip divers around the corner and occasionally can push them out over the plateau. It is on the plateau that divers can often spot large pelagic species cruising by.
The shallows offer some beautiful hard and soft coral formations which in the shallow water show their splendid colours. This makes the safety stop even more enjoyable as the reef is teeming with small fish life.