Scuba diving in Jackson Reef

  • must see
Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 60 m
Current
1-2 knots
Visibility
Average: 30 m
Maximum: 40 m

The northernmost of the famous four Straits of Tiran reefs. Shipwreck Lara is a good reference point to start drift and blue-water dives along the northern and western walls of the reef. The main feature of diving and liveaboards these walls is the opportunity to see scalloped hammerhead sharks in July-September. The rest of the year divers can explore the southern and eastern sides, which are protected from waves and currents. Here they can see gorgonians and anemones, pelagic and reef marine life and “eel gardens”.

When to go

All year long. Water temperature ranges from 22 to 28C/76 to 82F.

What to see

Scalloped hammerheads, pelagic fish, eel gardens, walls, corals


Reachable from

Sharm El Sheikh

Liveaboard Special Offers

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