SS Umbria

SS Umbria was a war supply ship build in 1912 in Germany at a length of 155 meters. In 1940 the ship was scuttled. SS Umbria lies on her port side at maximum depth of 38 metres. She’s considered one of the best wrecks in the world. For Extended Range Wreck divers it is possible to do much penetration.

The cargo of fiat lagunas, wine bottles and munitions provide interest and the wreck is festooned with coral and fish life.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Blue Belt Wreck

The Blue Belt Wreck (Toyota Wreck), was a Saudi Arabian general cargo vessel with a length of 103 meters. Launched in 1950, she was sailing from Jeddah to Port Sudan with a cargo of Toyota vehicles and spare parts when she struck the reef in 1977. She now lies upside down on the slope between 21 - 90 meters.

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Malathu Island

Malathu Island has a 25m shelf, sloping down to 35m. Below that there are further shelves at 45 and 60m. There are steep drop offs on either side. It is located south of Malathu Island.

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Chicken Wreck (M.V Glaros)

M.V. Glaros was a 60m diesel refrigerator vessel. It rests on its side at around 20m depth. It is known as ’Chicken Wreck’ due to its cargo of frozen chickens which can still be found inside the hold.It ran aground on the 20/11/76 and later sank on the 22/11/76. All crew were rescued.

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Long Reef (South)

Long Reef is named as its the longest reef in the Al Lith (Farasan Banks) area. Its a long reef section with 70-80m drop offs on the east and west side. It is 2km long North - South and 300m wide East - West. It is 55km from shore. It has a southern shelf going from around 35m to 25m with drop offs all around.

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Bayadah (بياضة)

A reef island creating a living habitat for plenty of fish and corals. Easy entry from boat and always protected from rough waves and currents. Marine interaction in the area is very interesting as in the north of the island lives a school of Trevally that feeds on early morning. Excellent location for beginners

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La Plage Resort House Reef

La Plague Resort house reef is an excellent location for diving and snorkeling alike. Located at the Jeddah Creek entrance, this site allows for a high flow of fish species going in and out of the creek. The site is well maintained and suitable for all diver levels.

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A suitable dive site for beginners and advanced divers alike. The site is a coral island. A fire coral garden line is connected to the west side of the island.

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Sheraton Beach Resort

Sheraton Beach Resort offers a shore dive typical of the Saudi Red Sea shoreline. This private resort offers beach access for expats and registered instructors

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Bahadur Resort House Reef

The Bahadur Resort House Reef is a great dive site for entry-level and intermediate level divers. The site is full of colorful coral and busy fish life.

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Ann Ann (Wreck)

Ann Ann is the larges shipwreck available for diving in Jeddah, the wreck is in a very good shape, the wreck is suitable for intermediate and expert divers, the wtreck is trapped between two reefs and reaches a depth of 30 meters and starts at around 14 meters.

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Recommended Training

Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Technical Wreck Diving

Do you want to experience amazing wreck dives? Increase your technical dive skills to conduct complex wreck penetration dives and join the world’s elite exploration divers. Start the SSI Technical Wreck Diver certification today!

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Wreck Diving

Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with the SSI Wreck Diving Specialty program.

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