Thomas Reef

Thomas is the smallest of the reefs in the Strait of Tiran, but at the same time the most diverse. From steep faces to canyons and plateaus, you will find everything.

Red Sea fish are abundant here. Also, often sharks can be seen at this site. Schools of tuna and snappers can be found here, especially in summer.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 26 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Cavern/Cave

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Gordon Reef is most famous for the wreck of the “Lovilla” which ran aground on the northern end of the reef in 1981. This dive can be done as either drift or a mooring dive, mooring on the southern side of the reef.

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Fun drift dive from the boat, Woodhouse is the longest of the 4 main reefs in the Straits of Tiran. Currents can be strong. There is a split in the middle of the reef and care needs to be taken towards the end of the reef where a washing machine effect can sometimes be present. The reef is fabulously colorful!

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By far the most colourful dive site in the Strait of Tiran. This reef is full of colorful and different corals because this is a narrow reef and the currents can pull around it. On the steep wall, you can find an endless amount of soft corals and on the left plateau a fire coral garden.

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Ras Gomaa

Very demanding dive site, connecting reef between Woodhouse and Jackson. This site can only be dived in good weather (almost no wind), but it is still difficult to estimate the current.

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South Laguna Reef, Tiran Island

Nice dive site for all levels of divers. On the outer reef you have the possibility to dive a forming wall, on the other side there is a small lagoon, which is perfect for beginners and snorkelers. On the lagoon side, you will also find many reef blocks.

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In Ras Ghamila you can find big table corals, gorgonians, and pinnacles all over a sandy bottom. This dive site is suitable for any level of diver and snorkelers.

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Ras Nasrani

Ras Nasrani is the most diverse dive site in the national park. First, you dive at the wall, then you pass a sandy slope and after that, the coral garden opens. Plenty of hard and soft corals and coral blocks to explore! This site is suitable for every level of diver and snorkelers.

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This site was named as a tribute to an underwater camera-man, Bob Johnson, who worked in the area for many years. It is sheltered from the waves and wind and usually has weak currents.

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The reef wall drops away to a sandy plateau at about 13m, at the center is a gully with swim throughs at 10m and 35m. There is an eel garden to the north.

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Million Hope, Wreck

The Million Hope wreck is laying has been laying Nabq bay since 1996. This wreck can be dived several times as it is big and there is so much to see! Apart from the wreck there’s also a crane to explore.

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