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Jackson Reef

Sharm El Sheikh - Tiran

Jackson Reef
Skill Level: Guided AOW
Max Depth: 30 m
Latitude: 28.0059
Access: Boat
Distance from port: 19km north
Longitude: 34.471383

This is the northern most reef in Tiran and is well known for the Cypriot merchant ship “The Lara” which sank here in 1985, some remains of the wreckage can still be seen on the top of the reef plate. Diving here is usually on the southern side which is sheltered from the wind and waves. The reef wall descends steeply to the sandy floor at approx 50 metres.

Going westwards you will see a splendid red anemone at a depth of 28 meters followed by some spectacular gorgonian fan corals. Ascending up to 15 meters on the southwest corner of Jackson you will pass over the most spectacular, colorful coral garden. It is not uncommon to see turtles feeding on this spectacular coral and the chance to see white tip, grey reef and hammerhead sharks from July to August especially if weather conditions permit diving on the northern sides of the reef.

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