Woodhouse Reef / Egypt

Woodhouse Reef
Woodhouse reef is a long and narrow reef that stretches for 900m/2952ft from northwest to southeast. In its southwest there is a 30m/98ft wall that is covered with colorful corals that are often eaten by numerous sea dwellers. At the depth of 25m/82ft there is canyon that leads to a coral garden with sandy alleys. As the divers move along the alleys, they can be caught by strong currents.
Further on, the reef disappears from the surface and starts running aside, twisting in a vortex shape to Jackson reef. Numerous currents that flow in all directions create a dangerous vortex that can trap a diver. Experienced divers have a very good name for this place – a washing machine! It is better not to swim there and end ones journey at the garden of black corals and gorgonarias that attract the turtles. The currents are often strong.

What to see: sandy alleys, long narrow reef, garden of black corals, plenty of sealife.
Season for diving: All year long.
The average temperature in January is 24C/75F and in July 28C/82F


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