Red Sea Scuba Diving
Enjoy Red Sea scuba diving in the Aqaba Marine Park. The protected area includes 21 dive sites, 14 of which are reachable from the shore. Each of them has unique features that allow wreck diving, pinnacles, deep dives, and wall dives. While you can enjoy diving in the Gulf of Aqaba all year round, the waters are warmest from May to September, with temperatures ranging from 23-27 Celsius. Water temperatures gradually decrease to around 21 degrees Celsius in February and March.
The corals that inhabit the gulf are very healthy and resistant to bleaching. There are over 200 species of hard and soft corals. Not only is this an excellent place for diving, but it is also a fantastic place for underwater photography. The water clarity is superb most of the year and averages about 35 – 40 meters. The Gulf of Aqaba touches the Egyptian, Israeli, Jordanian, and Saudi Arabian boundaries.