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Marsa Goslani, located a few kilometers south of Sharm el-Sheikh, is one of the most visited snorkeling spots in Ras Muhammad National Park. Easy to access by boat or by road, it is a pleasant location, where you can discover the fantastic Red Sea marine life along a vibrant reef drop off.
Marsa Goslani is a small bay located south of Sharm el-Sheikh, in the northern part of Ras Muhammad National Park.
The easiest option to get there is by boat, with a snorkeling or diving tour. You can book your tour at a local diving club or at your hotel (approximately $40pp. for the day, meals and drinks included). Boats leave from the port of Sharm el-Sheikh, which is 2 nautical miles (approximately 4km) north of the spot. Some tours include snorkeling stops in other locations.
You can also reach the spot by road, either with your vehicle, or by taxi, or taking part in a land tour. If you are going on your own, take El-Tor road for about 8km from the port, then Ras Muhammad road which goes to the left just before the police station. 3.2 km after the fork, follow the track on the left, which will take you to the shore (800m).
You will enter the water from a boat (if you are on a boat tour) or from the shore (if you are reaching the spot by road). For the second option, enter the water at the northern tip of the beach, to be closer to the reef.
The recommended snorkeling area covers the coral reef that edges the northern shore of the bay. It starts at the northern end of the beach and stretches over 500m towards the east.
The reef is made up of a shallow flat (↕1-2ft/0.5m), ending in a drop off that falls down to the depths (↕15-30ft/5-10m). Follow the reef edge to discover its colorful underwater life.
The coral cover is healthy, with several types of hard corals, including Porites, fire corals, brain and finger corals.
While snorkeling this spot, you will see many species of fish, some endemic to the Red Sea. The Sohal surgeonfish, the rusty parrotfish, the Arabian Picasso triggerfish and several species of butterflyfish are particularly common in the area.
Most day trips include lunch. Inquire when you book.
These spots are accessible to anyone with basic snorkeling skills, and feeling comfortable in the water and with his snorkeling gear. You will enter the water from the shore (beach, pontoon, ladder, rocks) or from a boat. The water height in the sea entrance area is reasonable, but you will not necessarily be within your depth. Moderate currents can occur in the area, even when the sea conditions are good. The distance to swim to reach the most interesting snorkeling areas of the spot does not exceed 200 meters.
This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
Vibrant reef drop off with colorful fish
Free shore access
Reef flat and drop off with colorful fish
Reef flat and drop off with many coral and reef fish
Free shore access
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