|True name||King Abdullah Reef|
|Depth||Surface to 23m+|
|Conditions||Longer shore swim, atoll|
|Platform||Boat (recommended), shore|
|Level||Beginner to Advanced|
|Other names used||Crown Reef, Abdullah Reef|
As we begin our descent, we’re greeted by schools of pennant fish. When the view clears, we see turtles and blue-spotted stingrays cruising the bottom, and then the most prominent shallow-water feature here catches our eye: an ancient fan coral atop Crown reef – it’s long dead, but is now encrusted with sponges of all colours, offering a living-rainbow tribute to King Abdullah II.
You’ll find something to enjoy at every depth here, from snorkelling on the surface to exploring the sloping sandy bottom, where the reef thins out around 23m and more. This reef is vibrant, rich, and healthy with a huge variety of coverage and life of all shapes & sizes.
Venturing a little deeper to 21m, we come to a pristine multi-coloured gorgonian forest, inhabited by large shoals of fish around.
Don’t forget your camera on this one. Clear water with very little current and dense, healthy, shallow reefs make excellent conditions for underwater photographers who often surface with magazine quality shots.
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