Ras Mohammed is Egypt’s first national park and contains large areas that are banned to tourists in order to give the reefs time to regenerate. The peninsula is the southernmost point of Sinai and separates the Gulf of Aqaba from the Gulf of Suez. This is an exceptional zone, with the strong currents supplying the reefs with nutrients and plankton. Mainly from June to August you will find impressive schools of barracuda, batfish, mackerel and tuna, which attract large predators and whale sharks. But the dive sites also have plenty to offer during the rest of the year.