Diving in Aqaba


Although Jordan has a small coastline, Aqaba has over 30 dive sites, most of which are in the Aqaba Marine Park. Each of them significantly differs from shallow coral reefs (perfect for snorkeling) to deep canyons and shipwrecks. Thanks to the wide range of diving spots, it is a perfect place for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts of underwater travel.

So if diving is what you’re after, then Aqaba is one of a kind. Imagine you being in a coastal location and diving in warm waters, surrounded by brightly colored coral and fish. There are some renowned dive sites such as the shipwreck and the sunken tank and the Japanese gardens. You and your family or friends can put on your diving gear to enter the water and explore the abundance of marine life, all the while hovering weightlessly underwater.

Crystal clear water

The absence of stormy weather, along with the mild water currents contribute to clear waters, one of Aqaba’s exceptional perks. Warm waters provide a hospitable environment for the growth of corals, and favorable salinity levels provide an environment for myriad varieties of marine-life forms.

capture great photos

Whatever your calling bringing you to Jordan, we are confident that diving in the Red Sea will be one of your most memorable experiences. And if you own a diving camera, you will have the bonus of some amazing photographs to show your friends back home.

  • Aqaba is the perfect place for all year around diving calm warm water with temperatures that vary 20c in winter to 27c in summer.
  • You can learn to dive in a safe and interesting environment that is home to some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs and exotic fish, where over 130 types of hard corals and hundreds of species of fish have been identified along the Jordanian coast.
  • Aqaba dive sites are unspoilt and uncrowded.
  • It has a variety of dive sites to suit all ranges of experience and interests.
  • There is easy access to dive sites for both shore and boat diving.
  • It is easy to continue your diver training with deep diver, wreck driver, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater photography, Reef Driver, Search and Recovery and many more choices.
  • Our Dive center is certified and registered under international diving organisations. With highly & professionally qualified staff, who offer a wide variety of courses at all levels, from beginner to professional. Children and families are also well catered for. Courses range from one-day introductory to specialist professional training, underwater photography and navigation courses, and environmental courses.
  • Our dive center staff speak English, and we can offer courses and materials in Russian language.
  • Aqaba is the ideal location for combined holidays for divers and non-divers. There is plenty to do in and around Aqaba to keep everyone happy. With laid-back atmosphere combined with history, culture, good food and shopping, the city of Aqaba is a holiday destination in itself. It is also the perfect base for visiting the rest of Jordan, offering easy access to its archaeological and natural attractions. The spectacular Nabatean city pf Petra, the Wadi Rum Reserve, Dead Sea, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, crusader Castle, Nature Reserve and much more are just hours away and ideal for day trips or overnight stays.
We offer excellent diving with quality instructors

We are a leading PADI /CMAS scuba diving center in Aqaba

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.

Good to Know

Aqaba is also great for wreck diving with a few sunken ships, military tanks and even a sunken airplane to explore. While you can enjoy diving and snorkeling you can dive all year round, the waters are warmest from May to September (23-27 °C) and will gradually decrease to around (18-21°C by February and March. Most dive centers in Aqaba offer daily boat and shore dives, snorkeling trips and PADI courses. All you need is to be there and don’t forget to grab your diving camera.

Good to Know

After diving, it can be dangerous to fly or climb to altitude, as it may trigger decompression sickness. If you’re driving from Aqaba (at sea level) up to Wadi Rum, Petra or Amman, allow eight hours on land in Aqaba after diving to let your body adjust. The sea-level drive to the Dead Sea is fine. If you’re flying out of Aqaba, give yourself at least eighteen hours on land before departure.

Check out our excursions