The warm, clear blue waters of the Red Sea around Aqaba are home to colorful coral reefs and marine life including reef fish, lionfish, sea turtles, and moray eels. Aqaba gulf has plenty of dive sites to explore and is a great place for snorkelers, first-time divers right up to experienced divers.
The majority of the dive sites are located on the fringing reef, located within the Marine Park. The reefs here are in great condition with excellent visibility, and the dives spots are accessible right from the beach or a jetty. South Beach, located in the centre of the Marine Park, offers excellent uncrowded access to dive sites for snorkelling and shore dives.
Just beyond the shore you can dive and snorkel on the shallow reef. You can enjoy a wide variety of reef fish swimming above soft and hard corals. On the reef drop off, you will find crowds of brightly coloured clownfish, butterflyfish, damselfish, anthias and surgeonfish. If you’re lucky you may even spot a sea turtle.