NAME & LOCATION
Located East of the Sinai Peninsula between the mainland and the Tiran Islands the Tiran Straights are found. This location is named after the islands and hold 4 famous dive sites: Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson.
These 4 dive sites (Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson) are all named after British cartographers who first mapped the are.
Due to the strong currents and great depths loads of nutrients are brought in by the water, the food course for the local reefs. Big fan coral gardens grow around corners where the current can be ripping.
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.
|DIVE SITE SPECS|
|Access:||Year round, in the winter currents and wind pick up|
|Type of diving:||Drift along deep walls and night dive from the boat.|
|Diver level:||Advanced & comfortable with currents & depth.|
|Depth:||From boat / zodiac|
Gordon is one of 4 dive sites that belong to Tiran. Diving in all of these sites is done pretty much the same. Meaning from zodiac and usually back to the zodiac. Driving and using the currents to make an awesome dive. When it comes to the night diving, this is done outside of the current and only from and to the back of the main boat.
Typical for these sites is the current that gives us a chance to not only drift but also meet some of the bigger fish in the sea. Schools or large tuna, grey reefs, white tips, eagle rays and even the hammerhead can be spotted here.
WHAT TRIPS BRING YOU THERE?
These dives can be done by Liveaboard, where you combine the best dive sites in a weeks diving. The following trips offer it as part of their program: