|True name||Cedar Pride|
|Depth||7m to 26m+|
|Level||Beginner to Technical|
|Other names used||N/A|
Welcome to the Cedar Pride, the most famous dive site in Jordan for good reason, she is one of the rare wrecks easy accessible from shore. After a short, 130m swim over a sandy bottom, she looms out of the depths before us, imposing in an interesting position – lying intact on her port side with a separate reef supporting both bow and stern.
And don’t worry – you can enjoy this experience whatever your diving level, though you’ll need Advanced training or beyond to explore the deeper parts of the ship because the Cedar Pride’s bow sits around 20m and her stern at 16m.
Of course, from shore we’ll come upon her keel first (she lays deck-to-sea, on her port side). Since she forms a massive bridge between reefs above the seafloor, we’ll take the swimthrough at 26m, the deepest point of the ship, and turn to explore her superstructure. Much of it was destroyed in a fire (see below), but what remains, including a lifeboat near the stern that usually has something interesting inside, is in remarkably good condition.
She’s encrusted with more than 30 years of multi-coloured coral growth from bow to stern.
We see a rich assortment soft corals and large, waving sea fans along the entire length of the ship. Schooling reef fish are everywhere, especially at depth, where hard corals are more common, and if we dive here at night you’re sure to see octopi and morays on the hunt.
The only ‘bare’ spot – and it’s not really bare, if you have a careful eye – seems to be the very bottom of her port rail, the closest point to the seafloor where the sun never really shines. Life is everywhere on the Cedar Pride.
Please, choose one of the reefs to see its location on the map, or browse through all the reefs below