Gordon Reef diving, Red Sea

Gordon Reef briefing
Gordon Reef briefing

Gordon Reef is the southernmost reef of the Tiran Straits covering broad sloping shallow plateau. The diving possibilities of this reef of the Red Sea are many, with irregular sections, sandy plateaus and a beautiful coral garden. In the center of the slope, which reaches 24 meters from the bottom, you’ll find a sandy bottom very appreciated by divers for the wide variety of shark species that can be seen there.

clownfish in gordon reef
Clownfish are very common in Gordon Reef. pic by skygirlyne buzzybuzzy 

As in the other three reefs of the strait, the coral formations are of extraordinary beauty, both hard and soft corals, gorgonians and many anemones full of clownfish. Perhaps the underwater life is not the most vibrant of the Strait of Tiran but has notable residents, as a famous, curious and enormous moray eels, lots of triggerfish, surgeon fish, large Napoleons wrasse, angelfish and parrotfish.

Diving Gordon Reef

At the southern side of the reef lies the remains of a Swedish freighter, the Loullia, which ran aground in 1981 and has no great interest as it can not be dive.

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