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.

Facts about Saudi Arabia

Languages ar
Currency SAR
Timezone UTC+03:00
Tipping 0%
Network Provider Etihad/Etisalat/Mobily, STC/Al Jawal, Virgin Mobile, Zain
Dial Code 966
Electricity 220 V / 60 Hz
Power Plug Type G
Wildlife in Saudi Arabia
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Saudi Arabia
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus

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