Scuba diving in Thomas Reef

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 91.84 ft
Maximum: 328 ft
Current
> 2 knots
Visibility
Average: 98.4 ft
Maximum: 131.2 ft

The smallest of the four famous Straits of Tiran reefs in Egypt, but one of most interesting and richest. A common way to dive it is to drift along the eastern or western reef walls, both of which are covered with soft and hard corals. Currents are usually strong and may change during the dive. This site is known for its abundance of marine life, corals in good condition and its spectacular Canyon on the eastern side, which is quite deep, starting at 35m and progressing deeper.

When to go

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

What to see

Canyon, wall, gorgonians, groupers, tuna, barracuda, glassfish


Reachable from

Sharm El Sheikh

Liveaboard Special Offers

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Sharm El Sheikh Sinai Dive Club (Hilton Sharks Bay Resort)

    Boat Trip to Tiran

    In line with the Strait of Tiran, the Gulf of Aqaba reduces its width of approximately 19.3 kilometres to 3.9 kilometres. The depth of 1,270 metres goes up to only 71 metres in Grafton Passage (for ships going northwards) and 250 metres in Enterprise Passage (for ships going south). Jackson Reef. Diving here usually begins on the southern side, which is sheltered from the waves and wind, and there is some fixed mooring line. Kormoran. Here still you can enjoy numerous coral garden surrounded by Sohal surgeonfish and yellow goatfish. But you only allow diving here in a very calm sea condition. Woodhouse Reef. It is quite easy to see jackfish, sea turtles, sharks and a great many corals, both hard and soft, including some colonies of black coral that are at about 22-26m. It is advisable to end your dive before the saddle, especially when the sea is choppy. Thomas Reef. Here on the wall you can see large Alcyonarians, impressive gorgonians, whip corals, black corals and other Antipatharians with their characteristic spiral shape. Gordon Reef. Starts off from the mooring point and winds in an easterly direction and then northwards along the eastern side of the reef. Halfway along this side you can see many metal drums scattered at 10-20m
  • Dahab H2O Divers Dahab

    Boat Trip to Thistlegorm / Tiran

    Day trips are 3 dives – 2 on the wreck (first dive outside the wreck, second dive inside – bring a torch) plus a 3rd at Ras Mohammed on the way back), beginning at 3 am in Dahab and coming back at 7 pm. Ras Mohammed is a national marine park with 8 world class dive sites. The current can be rougher than in Dahab but diving Shark and Yolanda pinnacles will leave you with the best underwater memories. Check for free-swimming giant Morays, schooling Barracudas, Jackfish, Snappers, Emperors and Batfish. The walls drop down to 700 m deep – keep your buoyancy! Don’t go away from the reef wall but look out in the blue for reef Sharks. When reaching Yolanda, visit the remains of the cargo ship that sank there in 1980 and transporting bathtubs and toilet seats. You can find Napoleons, large Groupers and Blue Spotted Stingrays. Level: AOW, depth: 18–30 (Thistlegorm) - 60+ m. This product is a subject of availability. You will receive additional confirmation for this product from dive center
  • Sharm El Sheikh Sharm Scuba Service

    10 Dives Package (including Equipment Rental)

    Save money, pay less. Book now 10 dives package that already includes equipment rental. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Sinai Divers Ghazala Village

    Sinai Dive Box Combo Sharm-Dahab

    Guided diving from boat. 6 boat dives in Sharm El Sheikh, 4 shore dives by Jeep in Dahab. Free of charge: 5 unaccompanied dives off the beach
  • Sharm El Sheikh Anthias Divers

    3 Days Package

    3 days package. This product is for certified divers only
  • 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 Test Red Sea

    10 Dives Package

    10 dives package. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Aquarius (Siva Hotel)

    3 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. 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
  • Dahab Desert Divers

    Boat Trip to Tiran

    Tiran Islands lie at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, creating perfect conditions for drift diving on Jackson, Thomas, Woodhouse and Gordon reefs. .Boat trip includes 2 dives. Meals and National Park fees paid on board. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sharm El Sheikh Aquarius (Siva Hotel)

    5 Days Diving Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only

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