Diving in the Gulf of Aqaba

The Gulf of Aqaba is a region in Israel, also known as the Gulf of Eilat. This is a vast gulf of the Red Sea, where you can do fantastic diving, as you will be able to dive in the northernmost coral reef in the world. The Gulf of Aqaba, like the coastal waters of the Red Sea, is one of the world’s premier diving locations. Diving in the Gulf of Aqaba, you will find abundant coral reefs and impressive marine biodiversity. You will also find several underwater wrecks, some of which are accidental shipwrecks, and other vessels are deliberately sunk to provide a habitat for aquatic organisms and bolster the local dive tourism industry. You will find more than 30 dive sites around the region, all adapted for different levels of divers, so if you are a beginner, don’t worry, you will find the perfect place for scuba diving. One of the most incredible attractions is the Red Sea Marine Peace Park. Diving conditions are optimal throughout the year with warm water all year round; however, the best months to scuba dive are June and July, when you will see whale sharks, as of February, when manta rays are abundant.


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Wildlife in Gulf of Aqaba

Divers can find a variety of diving sites in the region with an abundance of marine species. Admire large coral beds and sandy surfaces filled with magnificently colourful coral pinnacles, garden eels and other sand dwellers like soul fish and pegasus fish. Corals full of life make up the underwater scenery along with fish species such as glassfish, sea goldies, clownfish, angelfish, groupers, a variety of shrimps, frogfish, sea horses and a variety of nudibranchs. Turtle and ray encounters are almost guaranteed. Night diving is very popular in the area and a recommended activity.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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