Gordon Reef

The southernmost of the four reefs in the Straits of Tiran

Seestern, Mai 2007Die Fässer aus der Ladung der Loullia, Mai 2007Riesenmuräne, Mai 2007Martin, Mai 2007Blick über das Riff in westliche Richtung, Mai 2007
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27° 59' 4.26" N, 34° 27' 11.64" E
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Data & Description

Passport / visa:
The passport is needed, you need to have it with you! Also you need to buy the "big" visa when entering Egypt.

Boat trip:
about 75 minutes from Na'ama Bay port

Local dive center:
Sinai Divers

Weather:

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Das Wetter für
Sharm El Sheikh

 

Book recommendations:

Egypt Red Sea Coast (Berlitz Pocket Guides)a

Red Sea & Sinai: Includes Sharm-El-Sheikh, the Sinai interior, Hurghada and Eastern Deserta

Coral Reef Guide Red Seaa

Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sitesa

Top dive sites of the worlda

Description dive spot:
Eye catcher on the boat trip to Gordon Reef is the "Loullia". The wreck lies on the western edge of the reef. She is a cargo carrier and was built in Sweden. The ship ran on the reef 29 September 29th 1981 because it came off course due to a storm.
Typically, dives at Gordon Reef begin on the east side. Here in about 15 meters depth you will find many old oil barrels from the cargo of the Loullia. The oil has partially leaked and solidified into bizarre forms. Nature has discovered the barrels and completely overgrown with corals.
In the north of the reef you have the start of the eastern wall, which in our opinion is the most interesting part of the reef. In the southwest on 10 to 25 meters there is a large plateau with large fan corals. In the middle of the plateau is a round depression in the sandy area called "Amphitheater" or "Shark Pool". Here you can see white tip reef sharks from time to time, at least they tell this to the divers. ;-) On the southern plateau there is usually strong current with the occasional chance of hammerhead sharks and eagle rays.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2009/01/05

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