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Red Sea Scuba Diving in Aqaba, Jordan

Are you looking for the next place to go scuba diving? Or just want to add scuba diving into your normal sightseeing tour? Scuba diving in the Red Sea is famous for its abundant marine life, corals and warm crystal clear waters. Here is our guide on why you should choose diving in Aqaba, Jordan out of other countries on the Red Sea.

Red Sea Scuba Diving in Aqaba, Jordan

Scuba diving in Aqaba, Jordan: best of the Red Sea

Scuba diving in Aqaba, Jordan is a true paradise – crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, unique marine life, clean sandy beaches.

Located on the Red Sea, Aqaba has some of the best scuba diving conditions in the world, both for day and night. You can choose to dive from the shore, as all the dive spots are located parallel to the coastline. Dives from the boat are available too. With more than 20 dive sites, you might need 5-6 days to explore everything and have a perfect scuba diving experience. Aqaba reefs are full of life and are populated by a variety of corals and marine inhabitants: morays, turtles, a huge variety of stonefish and scorpionfish, a lot of soft corals, and many more.

The best part is that waters of Aqaba are less crowded by other divers than neighboring Egypt and Israel! Also, we believe that diving in Aqaba’s Red Sea is more impressive than diving in Asia even though it’s ideal to try both.

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Scuba diving conditions in Aqaba

  • The best time for scuba diving in Aqaba:

    September /October.

  • Weather in Aqaba:

    Water temperature during the coldest time of the year (January-February) drops to 20-22° C, in September it rises to 27 ° C.

  • Gulf of Aqaba depth:

    The maximum depth in the Gulf of Aqaba is about 1600 m, however, the most interesting dive sites are located near the coast, at a depth of 0m – 40m.

  • Current:

    None to moderate.

  • Average Visibility:

    It is usually 35-40 m, and can reach up to 50 m. However, in spring, during the period of plankton blooming, the visibility drops to 10 m.

  • The salinity of water in the Gulf of Aqaba reaches the highest salinity of all seas - more than 41.5.

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