Snorkeling in Aqaba, Jordan
There is no secret that snorkeling in Aqaba, Red Sea offers a World-class snorkeling and diving experience. But it is less known that Jordan has 27 km grasp of it. There are plenty of great sites for snorkeling or diving including the Japanese Garden, the Cedar Pride, Seven Sisters,etc.
Just be careful to not daydream too far from the shore. It is easy not only to lose the sense of time, the feeling of space. While swimming further looking down at the beautiful deep blue abyss.
Best Time to Visit Aqaba, Jorddan
Snorkeling experience southward of Aqaba city is pleasant throughout the year.The average temperature of the water during the Summer is 26°C and 22-23°C in Winter.
The best times to visit Jordan are in the spring and autumn. When the days are warm, with temperatures into the high twenties, but the nights are cool. This climate is pleasant and perfect for exploring. It is not too hot for hiking in the nature reserves and both flora and fauna are abundant.
Jordan’s summer months are very hot, with temperatures reaching up into the forties.
The Name of the Red Sea
The Mare Rostrum or the Red Sea probably got its name from either the red sandstone mountains. They surrounding it or from algae living in the sea and blooming in reddish brown.
Separating Africa and Asia, the Red Sea is actually a rift, ripping the Arabian Peninsula from the horn of Africa. It is called the Red Sea Rift. And is a part of the Great rift valley which is tearing apart the Eastern part of African tectonic plate. The hole created by the Red Sea rift started to be filled with Indian Ocean water somewhere 40 million years ago. Due to its origin, there are no rivers going into the sea and its narrow enclosure to the Indian Ocean results in exceptionally clear water, perfect for diving and snorkeling.
Beautiful Fishes in the Red Sea
One way or another, most people are coming to Aqaba not for its historical significance, but for beaches, snorkeling in Aqaba, and diving in the Red Sea. In these rich coral reefs, you can meet beautiful inhabitants of the Red sea including: cloun fishes, Napoleon Wrasse, sea turtles, sting rays, etc.
Interested in trying scuba diving? This is the perfect opportunity. No previous experience required! Find out more about trying scuba diving in Aqaba.
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