While Jordan’s Red Sea coast is only 26km long, Aqaba is one of the area’s most popular diving and snorkeling destinations.
Here in Aqaba, there are many centers that offer day trips to discover the hidden treasures in the Aqaba Marine Park.
Snorkeling is one of the most common activities in Aqaba: the coral reef here is alive and the fish that populate it are many and colorful. So grab your mask, snorkel, and fins and set off to discover the depths of Aqaba! Here are the best spots for diving in the Gulf of Aqaba.
Cedar Pride wreck
This is certainly one of the most popular dive sites in Aqaba. The wreck is an 80-meter long merchant ship, sunk by Saddam Hussein about 30 years ago. It is located on a coral bed and is populated by many marine creatures.
The " Ashraf Cave" known as Paradise is only accessible by boat excursions but is the perfect place for underwater photography. Lots of corals, fish of all kinds and bright colors will welcome you to this corner of marine paradise.
Offshore from Tala Bay, this place is a favorite among marine photographers. Here it is easy to see stingrays, turtles, seahorses and lots of soft corals.
As soon as you start your dive you will be surprised to see how much tall grass populates this seabed, but it will be enough to go a little further to admire multicolored corals, rays, turtles and octopuses.
Rainbow Reef North
Rainbow Reef North is accessible both from shore and by boat. Here you can admire a beautiful coral garden and lots of brightly colored fish.
Certainly, it is not every day that you see an American anti-aircraft tank underwater and although it is only 5 meters below sea level, this wreck is home to many animal species.
The Yellowstone Reef is ideal for divers of all skill levels and is made up of three large coral gardens and red sponges.