• Depth avg. 27m
  • Current 1 - 4 knots
  • Air / Surface temp. 21 - 38 ℃
  • Bottom / Water temp. 19 - 30 ℃
drift, reef, wall
Animals, Barracuda, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Corals, Dolphin, Eagle Ray, Fishes, Grouper, Lionfish, Ray, Tuna, Turtle

Located between Thomas reef and Jackson Reef, Woodhouse Reef is narrow and long and thus offers no shelter at all to boats. This dive is done only as a drift dive.

The most interesting part of the reef is the northern half of the eastern side, with a canyon that opens at a depth of about 30m. To one side of the canyon, you will find an amazing specimen of a red anemone, brightly luminescent, and a photographer's dream. It has great potential for Sea Turtles, Jackfish, and Eagle Rays but divers do need to be careful of strong currents at the northern end and poor weather conditions upon surfacing the dive. Local scuba divers have nicknamed the area between Woodhouse Reef and Jackson Reef the 'washing machine' due to a powerful eddy caused by whirling currents and strong winds. Woodhouse Reef is narrow and long, dives are done only as drift dives and only in good weather conditions. the most interesting part is the northern half of the eastern side with a canyon starting at 30 meters. Lots to see there from red anemones, great potential for sea turtles, jackfish, and eagle rays. In the case of the choppy sea, it's recommended to end the dive and to surface before the northern point as the turbulence created by powerful whirling currents and strong winds can be present.

Diving conditions and the best time to dive "Woodhouse Reef".

Yearly diving conditions of this dive site - expected air temperature, water temperature, current, and visibility. This data is indicative and based on historical data and observations
Air temperatureWater temperatureVisibilityCurrent
January25℃23℃25 m1 - 2 knots
March25℃22℃25 m1 - 2 knots
April26℃23℃25 m1 - 3 knots
May28℃25℃25 m1 knots
June26℃25℃10 - 25 m0 - 3 knots
July27℃27℃25 m3 knots
August28℃27℃25 m1 - 2 knots
September31℃28℃10 - 25 m0 - 2 knots
October27℃27℃25 m0 - 2 knots
November27℃26℃25 m1 - 4 knots
December24℃24℃25 m2 - 3 knots

18 Dive Centers offer to dive here

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Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 54min.

- Yves J.
Elite Diving

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 18m. Dive duration 50min.

- Jay K.
Elite Diving

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 56min. Saw Ray, Turtle.

- Luc E.
Ocean College

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 47min.

- Stefan J.
Diving Pro Polskie Centrum Nurkowe

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 64min.

- Carlos S.
Ocean College

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 20m. Dive duration 36min.

- Mark K.
Werner Lau

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 18m. Dive duration 43min. Saw Fishes, Ray, Barracuda, Tuna.

- Denis K.
Reef Oasis Dive Club

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 48min.

- Tim H.
Red Sea Diving College

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 53min.

- Tyler R.
Camel Dive Club

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 44min.

- Francois K.
Sinai Dive Club

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 24m. Dive duration 45min.

- Andre A.
Camel Dive Club

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 50min.

- Martin V.
Diving Centers Werner Lau

Below average

Very little to see or enjoy

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 30m. Dive duration 44min.

- Josh P.
Diving Centers Werner Lau

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 59min.

- Boris F.
Oonas Dive Club

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 19m. Dive duration 48min.

- George G.
Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 46min.

- Thomas E.
Colona Dive Center-sharm El Sheikh

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 38min.

- Stefan J.
Sheikh Coast Diving Center

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 63min. Saw Dolphin, Turtle.

- Oscar U.
Werner Lau

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 45min.

- Darren I.
Diving World Red Sea

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 17m. Dive duration 41min.

- Roberto T.
Diving World Red Sea

Very good

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 30m. Dive duration 37min.

- Tim P.
Dive Africa Sharm

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Excellent visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 48min.

- Joshua H.
Subex

Good

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 22m. Dive duration 41min.

- Andrew C.
Magic Divers

Exceptional

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 33m. Dive duration 32min.

- Carlos S.
Camel Dive Club

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