Straits of Tiran

  • must see
Access
From Boat
Diver Level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 40 m
Current
from moderate to strong
Visibility
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 30 m

The Straits of Tiran is a world famous dive site that features Red Sea diving at its best. The site was named after the Tiran Island, and it is between the Tiran Island and the Sinai Peninsula where the Straits of Tiran dive site is located. The dive site combines four reefs - Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson, which were named after British cartographers who first mapped the area. These four reefs that lined up in a row became world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals. Strong currents, that bring nutrients to the reefs, and an abundance of reef fish invite numerous pelagic species to this area. Big schools of groupers, snappers, barracudas, tuna and sharks can be sighted in surrounding waters. Strong currents around all four locations of this site can make drift diving fun and effortless but only for experienced divers.

When to go

Diving the Straits of Tiran is possible all year round. The average water temperature in summer stays between 28C/82F and 30C/86F and in winter it can drop to its minimum of 18C/64F. A full wetsuit may be required for winter diving, though some divers prefer dry suits during the winter time.

What to see

Extraordinary diversity of soft and hard corals, an amazing variety of colorful reef fish and big pelagic species, such as snappers, barracudas, tuna and sharks will make diving at any of the four locations of the Straits of Tiran unforgettable. Besides schooling hammerheads, other shark species, that can be found around the reefs, include whitetip shark, grey reef shark, leopard and tiger sharks.


Specials

  • Sharm El Sheikh Subex Diving & Snorkeling Center (Sharm El Sheikh)

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Subex Diving & Snorkeling Center (Sharm El Sheikh)

    20 Dives Package

    20 dives package. This product is for certified divers only

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