Cedar Pride, wreck

Sank in 1985 by the, now king, the wreck is a large, 80m, cargo ship laying on it’s port side spanning 2 reefs. Ranging from depths of 9m to 26-27m it is suitable for all levels of diver.

Quite popular for hawksbill turtles and the occasionally large Napoleon Wrasse. Nudibranch, frogfish and ghost pipefish can also be found. The masts are also full of hard and soft corals.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Japanese Garden

One of the very popular diving sites due to it’s huge variety of corals and marine life. It has had the recent addition of some artificial structures to attract new life to the very shallow area and makes for an interesting and unusual sight under the water.

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Named after the Black Rock that can be seen from the beach, this site is a reef dive, because of the underwater topography, it’s suitable for all levels of diver. A very easy, pretty, dive at the end, gas allowing, there is a nice surprise, a look under a jetty but take your time, lots to be spotted.

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A reef teaming with life and suitable for all levels. The site is named after a huge, white gorgonia at the start of the dive, then follow the reef to explore 2 large pinnacles and, supposedly, the largest cabbage coral in the middle east.

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New Canyon and Tank, Aqaba

Starting from the boat, the first features are 2 large pinnacles teaming with life. From here you follow the canyon down one side, where you can pick your depth, from here and depending on experience you can, either, shallow up and come back up the same side or cress in the “blue“ to make the tank your stop.

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Sank in 2017, as both an artificial reef and diving attraction, the Hercules is a fairly shallow site to a maximum depth of 17m. In 2020 Aqaba experienced a large storm which tore the aircraft apart and it now looks like a proper wreckage. There is a skeleton in the pilot seat, it’s not real!

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King Abdullah Reef

This beautiful site takes it’s name from the present king of Jordan. Spread over a large area it’s very easy to make 3 or 4 dives at this reef site and not see the same thing and suitable for all levels of diver.

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A “ must do“ dive for technical wreck divers! Following the marker buoy down the wreck starts at around 32m you can reach 60+ on this dive with deco being made, either, back up the line or following the reef north east to the C130 and finishing at the tank.

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The shallow entry and sandy bottom of the house reef, Kiwi Reef, is prefect for beginner courses. The reef also extends west to deeper waters and a typical dive on kiwi is 12-24m depth.

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First Bay North

The most northerly site within the Marine Park boundaries. A place suitable for all levels with a fantastic abundance of hard and soft corals. The site is punctuated by deeper canyons that can, either, be swam across or the natural layout can be followed.

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Neptune Table - שולחנות נפטון

This is a deep dive to several large stony corals found between 25 to 30 meters (75-100 feet). You can enter and exit the water from two boardwalks or from the shore. The drop is at a 60 degree angle and visibility is very good all year round.

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