Straits of Tiran Dive Site

The Gulf of Aqaba is approximately 2000m deep cut in the bottom of the ocean and at the southern end of the Gulf you will find the island of Tiran. Here the Gulf narrows and becomes shallower.

With the change of tides, huge quantities of water flow through this bottleneck and cause very strong currents. In the centre of the Straits of Tiran, a ridge pushes up, running north to south. On its highest elevation four coral reefs (Gordon, Woodhouse, Thomas and Jackson, which are named after British cartographers) have formed.

The currents around these reefs are the cause for the extraordinary diversity of corals and big fish swarms. Among others, you can see barracudas, snappers as well as sharks.


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