• Full Name: Power Station - Aqaba
  • Dive Site: Wall, reef
  • Visibility : 25+ meters
  • Depth: 5m to bottomless (200m+)
  • Snorkeling: available
  • Access: only from boat
  • Level: Advanced to technical
  • Variant Names: Aqaba Blue Hole, Power Station North/Wall, Dorit's Deep

The first dive site we find in the shadow of an old power station, about 5km south of downtown Aqaba. Here, the reef drops from the surface to 5m then slopes to 12m before dropping vertically to 200m in a sheer wall making it no place for divers lacking buoyancy control.

There are overhangs at 25m where excellent fan corals and soft corals abound as nutrient rich waters gently flow along the wall also bringing cooler water up from the abyss. Here, even so close to the town and human infrastructure, big pelagics can be seen out in the deep blue. But it is mainly the structures and corals with fish and critters hiding in them that is the point of attraction here.

There are lots of glass fish here darting in and out of crevices in which various species of morays also like to tuck into. So do lionfish, which enjoy hanging upside down so they can look up too. Watch out for the various other members of the Scorpinidia family.

If you look closely you may be able to spot several frogfish and the green-blue Devil Scorpion Fish—and perhaps an octopus. A safety stop at 5m will give you lots to see at the edge of the fringing reef. Several large hump-head wrasse and moray eels are often sited here.

The Power Station is actually named after the small oil fired power station on the coast road to the North of the dive site.

Nearer to the actual Power Station than the famous wall dive we find a gentle coral slope from 5m down to 50m interspersed with coral pinnacles abounding in small fry providing a feeding ground for all kinds of predators and great digital photo opportunities for divers.

Good tec diving here to 100m plus at Aqaba Blue Hole to the North and Dorit’s Deep to the South.

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