Thomas Reef Sharm information, tours, prices and online booking
Thomas Reef Sharm El Sheikh, is on a generally steep sloping reef. In fact, it includes some plateau sections and a very deep canyon. The canyon runs along the reef’s southern section. It is the smallest of the four Tiran reefs. Moreover, its position in the chain leaves it exposed to some fairly vigorous currents. The reef’s upper section is a riot of color, encompassing some of the finest soft coral growth in the Sinai region. Huge, densely packed fields of Dendronephthya of every imaginable hue spread across the reef. It is along with antler corals, fine Stylophora, some Acropora and many other stony coral forms.
In fact, Thomas Reef Sharm features a rich fish life with the greatest concentration in the shallows. Lyretail cod and other groupers grow to great size. Moreover, many varieties of rabbit-fish and wrasse congregate along the reef face, accompanied by box and pufferfish. The only reason to go much deeper than 20m (65ft) at Thomas Reef is to explore the canyon. An option for only very experienced deep divers. You should not even consider this hazardous option without consulting your dive guide.
Thomas Reef Sharm Site facts:
- Location: Second from the south in the Straits of Tiran reef chain.
- Access: Local or live-aboard boat from Sharm El Sheikh, Naama Bay or other ports.
- Average Depth: 20m (65ft).
- Maximum Depth: 50m+ (164ft+).
- Average Visibility:20m (65ft).