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Strait of Tiran

Gordon Reef

27°59.097’N – 34°27.250’E

This is where the wreck Loullia ran aground in 1981 – and where you can make a nice stop at the surface to take a picture from the bow of the ship. Underwater we take route A over a large sand plateau, covered with several metal barrels. It is worth taking a closer look at the barrels as they form an artificial reef for many small inhabitants such as mussels, crabs and shrimps. There is also a small colony of Red Sea garden eels here. From here it’s a drift dive north where we frequently see whitetip reef sharks and sometimes eagle rays. Route C leads over the shallow part of Gordon Reef, where everything is equally overgrown with corals. There’s so much to see, it’s difficult to know where to look. Nevertheless, observe closely because you might come across little nudibranchs or see a big barracuda or a turtle eating in the distance. Ehab had the great idea when he was working as an underwater photographer to place his camera next to the Red Sea eels and then remove himself. Sure enough – he was finally able to capture some exquisite pictures of these shy creatures. Ehab had the great idea when he was working as underwater photographer to place his camera next to the Red Sea eels and then remove himself. Sure enough - he was finally able to capture some exquiste pictures of these shy creatures.
OBSERVATIONS Fire corals, gorgonia, Red Sea garden eels, nudibranchs, white-tip reef shark, hammerhead shark, eagle ray, barracuda. NOTES The currents at the corner of the reef can be so strong that the boat has to pick you up somewhere. Not recommendable – if we want to fly, then we prefer Thomas Reef.