Rainbow Reef Dive Site, Aqaba, Jordan
Name: Rainbow Reef Aqaba
Depth: max – 18 meters / 60 feet
Access: boat or shore
Visibility: 10-30 meters
Rainbow reef got its name because the reef is shaped like a rainbow. Starting at a depth of 6 meters extending to 18 meters. The site makes a good night dive, when you can see large Spanish Dancers, lobsters, Feathered Star fish, moray eels and Lion fish.
Here you can see the telecommunication cable that connects Egypt and Jordan. Also you can follow this reef to the Cedar Pride Wreck when diving from the shore. A deeper gulley runs down the North side of the reef forming a nice wall along the side of the reef.
In 1996 electrical cables laid down to Egypt. There are four cables running out over the seabed, the two cables to the North run through a deep canyon. Here the reef has been shored up on either side to prevent it collapsing on the cables. Large steel netting covers the reef to the North and South, coral is now growing through this.
Large metal tubes straddle the canyon preventing collapse. These are now a habitat for soft corals and sponges, you might also spot an octopus or Spotted Eagle Ray here.
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