Scuba Diving in Aqaba
Welcome to Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city! With great visibility, glamorous marine life, and striking nature, Aqaba is such a delight, excluding the massive crowds. Whether you want to relax by the beach, have an underwater adventure, or enjoy a yacht trip, Aqaba has it all. Up to a scuba diving adventure? – Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will make your trip a memorable one!
Best Sites for Scuba Diving in Aqaba
- Cedar Pride Wreck
Cedar Pride Wreck is the most popular diving spot in Aqaba that you can’t miss. Explore the imposing wrecks, along with the coral reefs and colorful fish. If you’re lucky, you’ll come across the turtle or Giant Napoleon Wrasse.
- Japanese Garden
Explore the picturesque corals at another stunning spot, the Japanese Garden! Go diving in the Japanese Garden and you’ll be stunned by the breathtaking underwater nature. Also, you may spot the Little Dragon Fish.
- Black Rock
You can access the striking spot of Black Rock through a private beach. Don’t forget to look out for the magnificent Ornate Ghost Pipefish.
- Kiwi Reef
If you’re into digital underwater photography, this spot will be a true paradise. Swim among the turtles, stingray, and octopus and marvel at the natural beauty ahead of you.
- Seven Sisters
With no doubt, the Seven Sisters spot is one of the enthralling sites in Aqaba. Aside from the stunning corals and marine creatures, there is an American army tank, lying on the sand. The place is such a treat to explore, with frogfish, adding an enchanting vibe.
This place is heaven for nature lovers and scuba divers alike. You will experience an exciting nature like no other, with marvelous fish and colored-corals. Add some spice to your adventure, dive into a hidden cave, and swim along with the colorful creatures. Can you even resist?!
- Blue Coral
A magnificent diving spot near Aqaba, Blue Coral is such a treat for sore eyes! Flip and dive around the delicate corals. Adding to your delight, swim with the colorful fish, seahorses, and stingrays. Exciting right?!
But, What is the Best Time to dive in Aqaba?
With temperatures never dropping below 20° C, you can go diving all year round in Aqaba. There are two high seasons in Aqaba for tourism, including from April to June and September to November. Escape the crowds and dive in the most exotic spots in Aqaba. The best time to enjoy a splendid dive is September and October when the water is warm and the temperature is nice. The visibility will be great and you can easily spot the Eagle Rays and giant turtles.
10 Tips we should know before your scuba dive
- Don’t touch anything
We understand how fascinated you can get as you watch the colorful marine creatures and striking coral reefs. But, please don’t try to touch anything. You can never imagine the damage you will cause by a simple touch, consequently leading to their death. Also, don’t chase after the fish or try to hold them. Some of these fish are poisonous, hurting you dramatically. All you have to do is; bounce into the water, swim among the magnificent fish, and marvel at the stunning corals from a distance.
- Don’t move too much
You must know that water is denser than air by about 800 times. Moving too much will exert much effort that you already need. So, it is a must to avoid unneeded movements to save your effort and also air.
- You will never drown and you don’t need to be a good swimmer
Yes, you don’t need swimming skills to scuba dive. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone underwater. Don’t let your fear ruin this unique adventure! Our guide will be there to keep you safe and guide you through the whole trip. Set your fear aside, relax, and lose yourself in the beauty ahead of you.
- Get ready mentally and physically
To dive safely, you need to prepare yourself mentally, as well as physically. Keep a positive attitude and always remember to calm your nerves.
- Watch your fins
In scuba diving, you must be aware of your fins’ movement. With any reckless movement, you can kick someone in the face, break a part of the corals, or harm the little creatures.
- Breath normally
It is important to remember to breathe underwater! Yes, it’s crystal clear that sometimes you may hold your breath out of instinct. But, you already hold an oxygen tank on your back, so relax and breathe normally! If you accidentally drop your breathing tube, you can pick it up and continue your dive. And, don’t worry; our guide dive will observe each and every step.
- Listen to the brief
Always pay attention to the brief or you risk screwing up the whole trip. If you don’t listen to the whole brief, you may end up lost or doing something wrong. Remember, you won’t be only harming the marine life, but also harming yourself!
- Watch your air
Don’t forget to check your oxygen regularly throughout the whole dive. You will be fascinated by the magnificent views and breathtaking corals. But, this act is a must to ensure a safe dive and avoid running out of air during the trip.
- Rise carefully
After your stunning dive, don’t be in a hurry to return quickly back to the water’s surface. You must know that your lungs may experience serious damage if exposed to a sudden change in pressure.
- Check the equipment.
Before your dive, check all your equipment, including the neoprene and mask. Make sure that everything is working fine and that your glasses fit properly. These procedures are important to guarantee the experience of a lifetime!
Dive in Aqaba
we offer a wide range of adventures such as water sport activities, at an ultimate luxury private yacht. If you want to explore the underwater world, think no more! Satisfy your adventurous side, choose from our options of Aqaba snorkeling with Sunset or half-day trip, and diving trips, and Deep Sea Fishing Trips and get ready for a high dose of adrenaline. Come on! Plan your vacation and let’s go!