Ras Um El Sid All year destination for families and couples This site is a coral shelf that starts near the shores and slopes down quietly with many sandy patches, pinnacles, and coral heads in between. It is renowned for its large gorgonian forest in the south starting at 17 meters and going deeper than one could see. The plateau is teaming with marine life, corals, and even whale sharks and mantas. There is a huge possibility to encounter pelagic creatures such as tuna, trevally, carnax, and grunts. You may also find Crocodile fish, all kinds of morays, and surgeon fish swimming around the plateau.