drift dive sites

drift dive sites all around the world

Shark Reef & Yolanda Reef @Ras Mohammed

Shark Reef, covered in stunning hard and soft corals, is a vertical wall dropping to charted depths of nearly 800m. Yolanda Reef has a wide plateau with a coral garden and masses of pinnacles, each one a cleaning station teeming with fish.

Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park

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39 divecenters
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Jackson Reef

Superb wall diving around its entire perimeter. The locally named “Aquarium” is Tiran’s most popular. ‘Jackson Drift’ is Sharm’s’ fastest and most exhilarating drift dive past a stunning wall bursting with prolific coral growth. In August, September and early October, divers dive off the back of Jackson hoping to glimpse the school of scalloped hammerheads which are often sighted there.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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31 divecenters
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Shark Point (Hin Mu Sang)

The best drift dive site to encounter reef sharks, turtles, octopus and colorful corals.

Thailand, Koh Phuket

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36 divecenters
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Gordon Reef

Gordon Reef is known and easily identified by the wreck of the Panamanian cargo ship Loullia (3461 tonnes) which ran aground in September 1981.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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26 divecenters
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Sail Rock

Sail Rock is one huge circular pinnacle that rises from the seabed and juts out of the water. Sail Rock […]

Thailand, Turtle Island (Koh Tao)

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29 divecenters
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31 divecenters
       
26 divecenters
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28 divecenters
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13 divecenters
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26 divecenters
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25 divecenters
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Elphinstone Reef

Reef is beautiful with many fan and soft corals, and of course, many chances to see sharks, including the oceanic […]

Egypt, Marsa Alam

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19 divecenters
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26 divecenters
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Koh Bon

Thailand, Similan Islands

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21 divecenters
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23 divecenters
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21 divecenters
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10 divecenters
Beach/Shore access, Boat access

Buddys Reef

Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire

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5 divecenters
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15 divecenters
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15 divecenters
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19 divecenters
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Temple

At the center of the Ras Umm Sid bay, a huge coral pillar extends skywards, the reef wall drops to 15m. There are lots of pinnacles which are well worth exploring, this is a good spot to see the octopus. The rest of the site is featureless and it is easy to get lost so don’t forget your compass. Look out for Spanish Dancers, free swimming Moray Eels and other incredible life on a night dive here.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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19 divecenters
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Ras Ghozlani (closed now)

One of the most beautiful dive sites in the area. Having been closed to divers for many years due to the turtle laying beach close by, this site has an extraordinary array of beautiful table corals, glassfish covered pinnacles and an overall stunning landscape.

Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park

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21 divecenters
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Middle Garden

Really three “gardens” near, middle and far.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh

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16 divecenters
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14 divecenters
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Molasses Reef

United States, Florida Keys

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14 divecenters
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Alice In Wonderland

Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao

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7 divecenters
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4 divecenters
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Thomas Reef

Tiran’s smallest reef with plunging walls covered with soft coral, gorgonians and colourful fish life. The west wall is darker with overhangs and caves full of glassfish and sweepers. Residents include a school of large barracuda, and in summer months, some of the largest tuna we have ever seen!

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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18 divecenters
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Woodhouse Reef

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.

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Tiran / Straits of Tiran

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18 divecenters
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21 divecenters
       
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5 divecenters
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17 divecenters
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11 divecenters
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13 divecenters
       
16 divecenters

Pulau Renggis

Malaysia, Tioman/Pahang Marine Park

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11 divecenters
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West of Eden

Thailand, Similan Islands

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13 divecenters
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13 divecenters
Beach/Shore access, Boat access

Small Giftun Island

Egypt, Hurghada, Giftun National Park and Giftun Island

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17 divecenters
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16 divecenters
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7 divecenters

S.S. Dunraven Wreck

Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Gubal Straits

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12 divecenters
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