Jackson Reef Dive Site from Sharm el Sheikh
Jackson Reef: This is the most northerly reef in the Straits. The dives are usually conducted from the moorings on the south side which is sheltered from the main swell and currents. The boats moor up in a lull spot of the current where the wall is 40 something meters. After descending down the wall to your planned depth the dive is to the south western corner, keeping the reef on the right. Towards the corner the reef levels out to a gentle slope from about 6m with the corals in this area being some of the best in the area. It is around here that the current can pick up very strong so care is required as you have to be able to get back to the boat.
On the way back, which is done in shallow water, there are many inlets into the reef which are full of soft corals, making an excellent place to conduct the safety stop.
This site can also be done as a drift dive heading from the mooring towards the east with the reef on the left where it is mostly wall diving with excellent corals. This can get to be a high speed drift at times and care must be taken if the surface conditions are rough as the boat will have difficulty doing the pick ups.