LIVEABOARD DIVING IN
Straights of Tiran
The Straits of Tiran consist of four main reefs: Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef, Thomas Reef, and Gordon Reef. It offers a vibrant and diverse underwater ecosystem that is home to many different species of marine life, including a variety of fish. Scuba divers exploring the reefs in this area will be treated to a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns from the thriving coral formations, as well as a chance to spot Red Sea clownfish, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, large barracudas, parrotfish.
The seafloor features canyons, drop-offs, and caverns. Jackson Reef is the northernmost reef and features a steep drop-off that descends to depths of around 800 meters. The reef itself is a long, narrow plateau that extends for several kilometers. Woodhouse Reef is located in the middle of the Straits and features a series of canyons and valleys that provide a home for a wide range of marine life, including sharks and rays. Thomas Reef is located towards the southern end of the Straits and is known for its vibrant and colorful coral gardens that provide a habitat for a range of fish species. Gordon Reef is located at the southernmost point of the Straits and is characterized by a shallow plateau that drops off into deeper water. This reef is home to a variety of marine life, including schools of snappers and jacks.
Although it is possible to book a dive in the Straits of Tiran through a dive center, liveaboard diving in the Straits of Tiran offers several benefits compared to day trips or shore-based diving. Liveaboards can take you to some of the most pristine and untouched, it also allows you to maximize your diving time, as you can do several dives in a day without having to return to shore.
The most popular embarkation point for Straits of Tiran liveaboard cruises is the town of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada
Must see dive sites of Straights of Tiran
When To Go Dive at Straights of Tiran
The best time to dive in the Straits of Tiran is from March to May and from September to November, during the shoulder seasons between the high tourist season and the winter. During these months, the water temperature is warm, visibility is good, and there are fewer crowds.
The water temperature in the Straits of Tiran ranges from 21°C (70°F) in the winter to 28°C (82°F) in the summer, with the warmest months being July and August. However, the summer months can also be very hot and humid, making diving uncomfortable.
Visibility in the Straits of Tiran is generally good, ranging from 20 to 40 meters (66 to 131 feet), with the clearest water often found during the spring months. The winds can be strong and unpredictable, particularly during the winter months, which can affect dive conditions and boat travel. Currents can also be strong, particularly around the reefs, and it is important to plan dives accordingly and follow the guidance of experienced guides