Sharm El Sheikh Dive Sites Tiran

Thomas Reef

  • 27°59.437′ N – 34°27.644′ E
  • This reef is one of the most spectacular diving
  • sites in the northern Red Sea. The lack of mooring points makes drift diving necessary: the southern corner of the reef is the classic starting point for your underwater itinerary, which continues along the eastern side where the wall, rich in multicoloured coral, descends to a sandy plateau that begins at a depth of about 25 meters and has a slight incline. Here on the wall, you can see large Alcyonarians (Dendronephthya sp.), impressive gorgonians and whip corals, colonies of black
  • The deep canyon of Thomas Reef
  • coral (genus Antipathes) and other Antipatharians (genus Cirrhipathes) with their characteristic spiral shape. After
  • passing a double line of gorgonians, at 35 meters a splendid and extremely deep canyon opens out, running
  • parallel to the reef and crossed by three impressive arches. At the eastern corner of the reef, you may come upon a very strong counter-current. If you can get past this point and conditions are favourable, you can go around the entire reef. This will allow you to explore the northern wall, which has some nice shelters and splits, and the western one, where you will see many crevices and caves, and a wealth of fauna
  • Features . An extraordinary, grandiose marine environment. You may come upon an exceptional array of fauna, with large pelagic fish, especially the Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
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