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Power Station | Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea

Best Wall Dive

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True name Power Station
Depth 5m to bottomless (200m+)
Conditions Wall, mild current, excessive depth, light surge
Visibility Exceptional (30m+)
Platform Shore or boat
Level Advanced to technical
Snorkelling? Yes
Other names used Aqaba Blue Hole, Power Station North/Wall, Dorit's Deep

Here, we drift along a magnificent ancient coral wall, swept along by a nutrient-rich current. Buoyancy control is essential if you’re going to cruise along the wall, both to avoid exceeding your planned dive depth and to prevent accidental damage to wildlife – but the best life is found near the top of the wall, anyway.

 Power Station Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea
Power Station is a pristine dive site any time, day or night.

We cruise by huge soft coral outcroppings among a variety of reef fish (including large groupers), nudibranchs, turtles, and eels while larger pelagics cruise the blue – unlike most of Aqaba, shark sightings are not uncommon here.

 Power Station Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea
Marine life is plentiful and diverse during the day ...

In fact, larger predators are more common here than almost anywhere else in the region; many species of fish breed on this reef and the abundance of fry allows for a very productive food chain.

 Power Station Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea
... while at night Power Station feels like a whole new dive site to experience.

Power Station offers a range of challenges for new and veteran divers alike. We can make in-water safety checks easily and safety stops are almost an automatic part of any dive profile – we’ll simply make one as we swim through the shallows on our way back to shore.

If we come back at night, we’re in for a truly thrilling dive – but we’ll need to be extra careful of our fins and buoyancy to avoid damaging the reef (or, of course, ourselves). This is a night dive best reserved for more experienced divers.

We’ll also need to remember to plan to come ashore somewhat far away from our entry point – or simply have our dive boat come and pick us up.

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