Fanar Beach, Sharm el Sheikh Deep Zen Freediving Dive Site
Sharm el Sheikh offers a great amount of beautiful freediving sites and we'll be really keen to make them discover to you during one of our excursions or upon request. Usually, to give freediving courses, we go to Fanar Beach in the divesite called Ras Umm Sid, on the extreme south of Sharm el Sheikh. This great place features a lot of comfort for freedivers: showers, toilets, restaurants, cafe, transats and a very convenient jetty to go in the water without hassle.
Depth is available close from the shore, no need to swim much to reach the buoys. Wildlife and corals are abundant and the reef just wonderful. It may have it all and obviously allows you to come with your family and friends. The staff is friendly and speaks many languages.
During summer, the water easily reaches 30 degrees. In february and march, the coldest months, the water may reach a minimum of 21 degrees but never less. Obviously, there is no thermocline. Visibility is often more than 20 meters.
Fanar Beach is easily accessible by car or bicycle with the main road. Because of the presence of scuba divers, the staff of Fanar is skilled in oxygen administration and medical oxygen is available at all time. Sharm el Sheikh also features an hyperbaric chamber. We chose that place for its safety and beauty, so that your experience of freediving can be done in a safe and secure environnement.
This place is known from everyone since magestic sunsets can be seen there and so it won't be a hassle to explain to your taxi driver where to go. Many people also go there to see the moon rising behind Tyran Island. Truely beautiful.
As it is very usual in Sharm el Sheikh, the entrance to the beach is not free and you'll have to pay a fee of 100 egyptian pounds or 60 egyptian pounds if you have a long term visa.