Straits of Tiran

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The Straits of Tiran is an area of outstanding natural beauty both above and below water. The area lies just north of Marina Divers Sharm and is one of our favorite places to go boat diving and snorkeling.

The area is actually a main shipping lane. You will quite often see large tankers travelling up and down the Straits, but in between them are four reefs which soar to the surface from depths of over 1000m.  These four pinnacles are named after four British Cartographers; Gordon, Thomas, Woodhouse, Jackson.

These sites are famous with SCUBA divers because the very strong currents bring an abundance of nutrients to the reefs, creating magical coral gardens.  However this also means that these sites are suitable for experienced divers only.

Just north of the reefs is the Island of Tiran and its protective shallow lagoon.  This protected shallow large area is where the dive boats usually moor for lunchtime, it is also a perfect place to try an introductory dive, Discover SCUBA dive or go snorkeling. 

With our expert local knowledge Marina Divers Sharm often visits other sites near Tiran Island close to the Straits which other dive boats rarely visit.  We show you that little bit more of Sinai and its amazing natural beauty.

The Straits of Tiran and the surrounding sites are the perfect place for many dive activities from the most novice diver to the more experienced.  It is also an idyllic way to spend the day just chilling on the boat enjoying the scenery, our buffet lunch and going for a dip.