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)
Nestled in the Northern Red Sea, between Egypt, Israel (Eilat) and Jordan, the Gulf of Aqaba is so small it can be tough to find on a map. But we’re here, and we’re world famous for good reasons: this deep, narrow, steep-sided gulf offers top-tier recreational and technicaldiving (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 level — even those who are still ‘just curious’.
Arab Divers is located just 800 metres away from one of the best beaches in Aqaba, with a wide variety of activities available for your whole family to enjoy. But we’re all about diving and can guide you to and through over 20 dive sites, all close to us.
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, water temperatures in Aqaba range from ~20˚ in winter to ~26˚ in summer, at least down to recreational diving depths. That means most divers find a long 3mm 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