Diving in Saudi Arabia

Spending your holiday in Saudi Arabia will offer a unique experience in a nation as old as time itself. Rich in history, the first traces of humankind were discovered here and has since been home to many of the world’s ancient cultures. Saudi Arabia is also the birthplace of Islam, the second-largest religion in the world. As such, following specific protocols are highly recommended to respect the local culture, such as dressing and behaving conservatively in public, and wearing certain head-coverings for women.

Scuba diving in Saudi Arabia is truly spectacular. With over 2000km of coastline, the longest on the Red Sea, divers will find great diversity between this country’s northern and southern areas. Although Saudi Arabia is famous for its ancient Islamic history and rich culture, it is also an up-and-coming mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers. Wrecks, colorful coral reefs, and immaculate fish life abound. Hundreds of undiscovered potential dive sites make this country a likely future destination for great diving experiences. Many untold stories are waiting to be revealed through the discovery of shipwrecks dating back to the beginning of Islamic times. Find adventure on the wrecks of Aiona and Ann Ann, witness whale sharks at Allaith, or take amazing macro shots along the northern coastline. Saudi Arabia diving has it all.

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Diving in Makkah Province offers a unique blend of spectacular Red Sea marine life, fascinating culture, and delicious cuisine.

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Possessing the longest stretch of coastline on the Red Sea in all of Saudi Arabia makes diving in Tabuk Region a prominent ocean-going activity.

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The Madinah Region is home to some of the best diving areas in Saudi Arabia wit locations such as Yanbu and Alrayes Beach.

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