dives have an easy shore entry and exit. The fringing reefs starts very close to
the shore, which is also ideal for snorkelers. Some dive sides have walls to
dive in or canyons or gardens. Everyone can find something beautiful or special.
of the most attractive ones is the shipwreck Cedar Pride, the Lebanese
freighter, sunk intentionally in 1986.
experienced instructors will show you the best of each site, so everyone from
very beginners to advanced divers will have fun.
of the dive sites have fringing reef with very prolific coral
and fish life. The coral reef is in excellent condition and home to wide range
of fish like groupers, parrotfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, numerous moray
eels, lionfish and close to the sea anemones the clownfish. The reefs are
regularly visited by
700m long reef situated just south of the Marine Science Station, entrance point
south of the reef between Coastal Radio Station and Ras al Yamaneah.
fringing reef of fire corals and small coral garden about 8m. Reef slopes down
varies from fire corals, cabbage corals, table corals and small coral gardens.
snorkeling highly recommended, diving good
south of the First Bay, between Ras Al-Yamania and the camping site. Entry point
150m north of camping fence.
extends about 500m out from the shore in front and just north of the camping.
excellent patchy corals cover a sandy bottom.
ideal for snorkeling, diving is good
between the Camping site and the Rainbow reef
coral garden starts just below the surface with fire corals and pinnacles.
dive site was named by rainbow fish which lives there .the dive site located
110m to the right from the ship wreck buoy.
Excellent healthy reef from 20m depth, wide range of hard corals.
– "cedar pride"
diving highly recommended, snorkeling possible
wreck of Lebanese freighter (760 tons, length 81m and 20m wide) was purposely
sunk in 1986.
The wreck is marked by a surface marker buoy less than 150m offshore. She
lies on her port site, bridging two reefs, so you can swim underneath her at
about 25m. Near the stern is a life boat in 20.5m of depth. The ship is in good
condition, tank area can be explored.
very good soft corals growth, magnificent garden of sea fans covering the wreck
inside and out side.
Located just to the
south of the shipwreck. very good condition for snorkeling.
begins in shallow water with some fire corals and then gently sloping to
the magnificent colorful reef.
coral heads, cabbage corals, black coral
one of the best for diving, snorkeling recommended
is named after a large gorgonian sea fan coral, which you can find at 15m depth.
shore entry is through zigzag like passage interesting also for snorkelers.
reef is sloping gently. In the shallow water are very interesting pinnacles with
yellow cabbage at beginning of dive, fire corals and brain corals, varieties of
excellent for diving, snorkeling possible
site is also named by two Gorgonian fan corals, which is 20m and 29m depth.
is located at the south of the Gorgonian I. - just left site of the parking area
in the Marine Park.
dive site has varieties of pinnacles and reefs with a different shapes and
interesting pinnacles are in the shallow water.
corals on beginning of dive, table corals, cabbage and stony or raspberry
New Canyon Tank Wreck
good for diving and snorkeling
at the south from the Gorgonian II. site. Very flat sloping reef, starting from
12m and gently slops to more than 30m depth. The
canyon has a sandy bottom and drops to depth over 40m.
5m depth is the shell of a Russian tank, sunken in 1999 by King Abdullah.
is also attraction for snorkelers,30m from the shore line.
plenty of healthy hard and soft corals, like cabbage coral, large spherical
site is located at the south of the New Canyon. The canyon splits the reef to a
valley with sandy bottom and a big table coral in the middle. It looks like a
tent from distance . The reef is flat sloping and descents to 40m.
various all sort of corals, soft and hard.
in the middle of the Big Bay. Named
for a type of lacy blue coral. Sloping reef about 30m wide, cut through with
deeper sand gullies. The reef runs down to 40m.
variety of healthy corals with a different shape
This site is located about 700m to the north of the Royal Diving Center.
reef is intersected with valleys.
Good range of corals, healthiest corals are in deeper water.
swim starts from the Moon Valley and ending by the jetty at the Royal Diving
House Reef )
excellent for diving and snorkeling.
just front of the Royal Diving Center, to the north of the jetty.
variety patches of very nice soft and hard corals. At deeper reefs some black
The Gardens (House
excellent for under water photography pro
just front of the Royal Diving Center to the south section from the jetty
condition, huge massive size of table corals and very nice pinnacles covered
with soft coral it is considered an exceptional site for advanced divers and
photographers .100% healthy coral.
excellent for diving and snorkeling
near to the Saudi border 4 km south of the Royal Diving Center, one of the most
popular dive sites. Drop off reef with a very long wall extends up to
is excellent ,huge size cabbage corals (all sort of types)
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