The Gulf of Aqaba has dive sites to match your lifestyle. Whatever your preference, you’ll find it here (unless it’s ice diving – sorry)
The Aqaba scuba diving area is so small that it can be difficult to locate on a map. It is nestled in the northern Red Sea, between Egypt, Israel (Eilat), and Jordan. But diving in Aqaba is world-famous for good reasons. While shore diving is accessible, the narrow, steep-sided gulf offers top-tier recreational and technical scuba diving (some of it probably not even discovered yet) while moderating most strong currents and open-ocean predators to provide ideal conditions for SCUBA divers of any diving experience level, even those who are still ‘just curious’ to learn new diving skills.
Arab Divers dive center is located just 800 meters from the marine park, one of the best beaches in Aqaba, Jordan, and is home to an abundance of marine life. The dive center offers a variety of activities for the entire family, including dive courses, snorkeling trips, and more. We do, however, specialize in Padi courses, scuba diving, and snorkeling and can guide you to and through over 30 nearby dive sites.
Almost every dive site in Aqaba can be accessed either from shore (they’re very close) or by boat, as you prefer.
With excellent year-round diving and visibility thanks to the surrounding desert climate in Jordan, the best time to dive in Jordan is all year round, although October and November are the best months to visit because the sea temperatures are still excellent (an average of 27°C in October and 25°C in November). That means most divers find a long 3 mm wetsuit to be comfortable exposure protection, but many prefer a 5 or 7mm suit, especially on deeper or longer dives.
Please note that some sites listed here are also known by nicknames — we’ve tried to identify these for you to avoid confusion. If you hear a site called by another name, please let us know so we can add it to the list (there are a lot of nicknames floating around dive sites in the Gulf of Aqaba).
For those who would like to have a closer look to the dive site locations on google map, click here
Please, choose one of the reefs to see its location on the map, or browse through all the reefs below