Aqaba bay

Four countries (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) share Aqaba Bay. The Jordanian part is 26 km long; it spreads from the Israelian to the Saudi Arabian border. On the seashore you can find free beaches, hotel beaches, the port of the Royal Yacht Club, several cargo ship ports, and protected area which belongs to the University. And finally, you can come to the most popular diving sites. The fauna of the Aqaba Bay is very colorful, full of undersea life, so beautiful that it reminds, a paradise could exist also on Earth.

Several places can give you opportunity to meet unbelievable world of colours and richnesses of shapes of fish, corals and plants. The nicest diving localities are situated 15-17 km from the town. The most known diving place is called Japanese Garden for its fascinating fauna. Here we can observe fantastic fishes with unbelievable colours (butterflyfish, scorpionfish, lionfish, cornetfish, stonefish, clown fish, grey moray, etc.), and the miraculous water life, but you can also find hard and soft corals of many colours and shapes, giant gorgon, plant animals and many many more life-forms of various shapes. 

The most popular diving place is the wreck of the CEDAR PRIDE, it is more than 70 m long international cargo ship. It was sunken by the soldiers of Jordanian King in 1985, in order to create new site for wreck divers. Its specialty is that it was situated onto two big coral reefs so that divers can swim under it. The deepest point of the ship is at 27 m, its highest point is at 9 m, so it can be seen also during snorkeling (swimming at the water surface). The ship lies at its left side, more or less parallel to the seashore. In the environment of the shipwreck you can see lot of beautiful corals, giant shells and various fishes. 

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