Woodhouse Reef


Woodhouse Reef is the longest of the Tiran reefs at just over 0.8 of a mile long.  This offers the perfect opportunity for a long drift dive form about halfway along the reef to the northern end.  Essentially a stunning wall dive, Woodhouse usually has great visibility allowing the diver to see huge distances. It allows great views of the towering wall above and across the plateau into the depths.


This site is an ideal spot for passing sharks white tips and Grey Reef Sharks are regularly seen skulking across the wide plateau at depth.


The first part of the dive crosses a canyon splitting the main reef from a small satellite reef. Here you can hang out looking over the edge at the Jackfish and tuna passing by.  On the top of the satellite is a very bright Red Anemone complete with resident clown fish. The sandy area below it is a good spot for crocodile fish and rays.


Carry on the dive following the reef wall until the plateau shallows up at about 15 metres. This area has sandy patches and lots of small pinnacles.  Keep your eyes open for a turtle feeding, or a shark resting on the bottom. Look amongst the hard corals for small crabs and shrimps whilst on your safety stop.