Thomas Reef | Strait of Tiran Sharm el Sheikh | Red Sea Diving
Thomas Reef is located through the Strait of Tiran Sharm el Sheikh, The lack of mooring points makes drift diving necessary. The southern corner of the reef is the classic staring point which continues along the eastern side where the wall, rich in multicolored coral, descends to a sandy plateau that begins at about 25 metre and has a slight incline. Here on the wall you can see large Alcyonarians, impressive gorgonians, whip corals, blackcorals and other Antipatharians with their characteristic spiral shape. After passing a double line of gorgonians, at 35 metre a splendid and extremely deep canyon opens out, running parallel to the reef and crossed by three impressive arches. At the eastern corner of the reef and crossed by three impressive arches. At the eastern corner of the reef you may come upon a very strong current. If you can get pass this point, You can go around the entire reef. This will allow you to explore the northern wall, which has some nice shelters and splits, and western one you will see many crevices and caves, and a wealth of fauna consisting of sea turtles, reef fish and pelagic.