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Diving at Thomas Reef

Name Dive Site:Thomas Reef
Depth: 4-40m (13-131ft)
Accessibility: Boat
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Thomas Reef is the smallest and most popular reef in the middle of the straits of Tiran. It is so small that when currents are small you can circum navigate the whole reef. But currents are often huge particularly at the northern and southern sides which is the reason diving here is often done as a drift dive across its western or eastern wall. The south has some spectacular vertical walls as well and a plateau at 25 meters with a deep canyon. This canyon starts at 35 meters and has three arches at 44, 51 and 61 meters and should only be done by experienced technical cave divers. Ending your dive in the west can only be done in calm weather because boats cannot pick you up.

Sharks often sleep at the sandy patches near the southern plateau while its walls are covered in Gorgionians. The upper sections of the reef are brilliantly lit with colors and host some of the finest soft and hard coral formations possible in the Red Sea. Some examples are stone, black and antler coral. Fish life is as stunning with species such as cods and groupers growing to spectacular sizes, but also many pelagic such as tuna, trevally, barracuda and reef sharks. In short a great and adventurous drift dive.

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 Peace Road - Na'ama Bay
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