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DIVE SITE
JACKSON REEF

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Egypt
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Main characteristics

Access By boat
Current Can be strong
Depth 30 m
Life Rich diversity
Time access 1 h
Water temp. 22 to 28 °C
Dive type Drift
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period All year

ABOUT JACKSON REEF

Jackson Reef plan

Jackson is the northernmost reef in the Strait of Tiran. It is sometimes confused with Gordon Reef, which shares with it the rounded shape and similar “furniture” - the remains of the Lara, a cargo that ran aground in 1981 and today rests partially on the reef’s top.

Underwater, Jackson Reef presents a different morphology compared to Gordon. The dive usually starts on the southern side of the reef, where the boats will often moor. In this area, the reef creates a very colourful coral wall dropping from a couple of metres below the surface down to 35 metres and beyond, almost vertically.

It is important to control the descent, to equalize often, to adjust the buoyancy, and to keep a close eye on the depth metre: it is easy to lose track of depth when the luminosity and visibility are as good as in the Red Sea.
Right at the beginning, divers reach 27m to admire a stunning red anemone that seems to be glowing with ruby bioluminescence and boasts bright-red iridescence, despite the depth. From there, they swim toward the western or eastern corners, where the wall gives way to a "garden-like" seascape.

Jackson’s corners are rich in coral, sea fans, and colourful alcyonarians. Turtles are often seen snacking on the sponges or resting on the sandy patches. Sometimes a chubby tiger shark called Obelix passes by and kindly reminds divers who the landlord is. If that happens, mind your manners and enjoy the sight.

Next, the group makes its way back to the mooring point or they continue past the corners to reach the northern side, where they will be picked up by the boat. That is IF the conditions are good and IF divers signal their presence with the indispensable SMB (surface marker buoy).
*More information on Jackson’s northern side on “The Saddle –Ras Goma” description.

This text is for information purposes only. It has been written by members of the website and can be inaccurate. Always contact local professional divers before diving.

JACKSON REEF MEDIA GALLERY

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  • Scuba diving in Jackson Reef in Egypt Featured
    13 Sep 2015

    -Jackson Reef-
    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
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    Camel Dive Club, ...
Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh (Lon : 34.4738 Lat : 28.01)
Dive site icon Jackson Reef Dive center icon Neighbouring dive centers (17)

NEAREST DIVE CENTERS AROUND THE DIVE SITE (17)

Camel Dive Club Dive center
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Big Blue Dahab Dive center
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Camel Dive Club Camel Dive Club rating (0 vote) 18.4 km View
Dahab Days Diving Center . Dahab Days Diving Center . rating (0 vote) 52.43 km View
Big Blue Dahab Big Blue Dahab rating (0 vote) 53.45 km View
Scuba Dahab Diving center Scuba Dahab Diving center rating (0 vote) 55.51 km View
The Nomad Divers The Nomad Divers rating (0 vote) 55.63 km View
SEAFARI Croisières SEAFARI Croisières rating (1 vote) 105.43 km View
Scuba World Divers Scuba World Divers rating (0 vote) 106.06 km View
Dive Red Sea Dive Red Sea rating (0 vote) 106.06 km View
Diving Star Diving Star rating (0 vote) 106.84 km View
Aquanaut Diving Club Aquanaut Diving Club rating (0 vote) 107.15 km View
African Divers Nuweiba African Divers Nuweiba rating (0 vote) 108.55 km View
Dive-Hurghada Dive-Hurghada rating (0 vote) 109.68 km View
Egypt Divers Egypt Divers rating (0 vote) 118.8 km View
Blue Ocean Dive Centers & Resorts - Hurghada Blue Ocean Dive Centers & Resorts - Hurghada rating (0 vote) 121.59 km View
SEA STAR WATERSPORTS SEA STAR WATERSPORTS rating (0 vote) 167.12 km View
Seaworld Seaworld rating (1 vote) 267.37 km View
Blue Ocean Dive Centers & Resorts Blue Ocean Dive Centers & Resorts rating (0 vote) 298.34 km View
SPECIES OBSERVED IN JACKSON REEF
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