Depth: max – 90 meters / 300 feet
This site is named for a large coral boulder which looks yellowish when viewed from the surface and is in line with a large unusual yellow rock located 500 m inland from the dive site. With the deeper depths of this reef at over 30m, deep divers may experience some of the larger sealife we have here such as stingrays and Napoleon Fish.
Depth: max – 40 meters / 130 feet
Named after a famous valley in Wadi Rum, this site drops off steeply. Lots of Unicorn fish, some large Napoleon Wrasses, large shoals of sardines and fusiliers are common at this site. The site also has lots of nice soft coral in addition to the heavy coral coverage.
Depth: max – 18 meters / 60 feet
Named for a diver from New Zealand who discovered this dive site. The site consists primarily of dense sea-grass beds along a steep slope. At a depth of 30 m a series of small coral pinnacles litter the bottom creating small clusters of self-contained ecosystems. Here you can see Moray Eels and Lionfish. This site is very popular for underwater photography.
Depth: max – 36 meters / 120 feet
This site is named for the abundance of blue corals found here. The site has a nice mix of sea-grass beds and sandy patches with three main spurs of coral reefs running to shore starting at 10 m and extending to 50 m.
Depth: max – 40 meters / 130 feet
The dive usually consists of a route around the canyons with a tour around a series of table corals at varying depths. The site has a wide array of coral species and fish including lots of Scorpionfish, Frogfish and Stonefish in addition to the odd Octopus and large Eel.
Wreck Depth: max – 12 meters / 40 feet
Easy entry over grass to where the reef starts at 2 – 3 m. Lots of interesting invertebrate life in the shallows… Swim through the pinnacles and then turn in towards the shore to another set of pinnacles “the Fairy Ring”…. Continue south at 8 m where patchy coral makes way for grass and sand till you will see in 6m an M40 anti-aircraft tracked vehicle (“The Tank”) scuttled in September 1999 to create an artificial reef.
Depth: max – 21 meters / 63 feet
This site is very similar in the richness of it’s corals to Gorgone I. The site is named after Gorgonia fan-coral sitting at a 21 m depth. Here you can see Moray Eels, Lionfish, Blue Tangs and other surgeon fish. Multiple coral clumps create a small maze giving the diver something to wander leisurely through on their safety stop.
Depth: max – 15 meters / 50 feet
The reason it was given this name is because it has two large Gorgonia corals. Maximum depth of the site is 18m and is excellent for newly certified divers. It has an entry access from shore of 3m wide and 4m deep, after passing through this wonderful passage (various uncommon shy creatures hiding in caves all the way along) the diver is met with a vast cabbage coral. This dive provides examples of a fantastic array of the different varieties of the coral of the Red Sea. The site has two large pinnacles extending from the bottom to the sea surface, inhabited by unique soft and hard corals forming a safe and wealthy home for many kinds of beautiful invertebrates and fish. The boulder, fan and table corals complete the coral packed tour!
Depth: max – 30 meters / 100 feet
Located just to the south of the Shipwreck. One of the best dive sites worldwide with very good conditions for diving and snorkeling. The reef begins in shallow water and then gently slopes to the magnificent colorful reef bed where very large schools of Anthias (Gold fish) play with the golden sun beams while getting their snack of plankton around the pinnicles. Lyre Tail Groupers, Royal Angelfish, Moray Eels, big Clam Shells are also very common here.
Depth: max – 26 meters / 90 feet
The Cedar Pride wreck is one of Jordan’s most popular and celebrated dives. A former Lebanese freighter, the ship sustained extensive damage during a fire in 1982. Following a request from King Abdullah, the ill-fated vessel was deliberately sunk approximately 200 m offshore as an artificial reef for divers. Lying on its port side at a maximum depth of 27 m across two reefs, the wreckage has been colonized by numerous hard and soft corals. Marked by a surface buoy, the Cedar Pride can be dived from boat or shore. The uppermost starboard side is at 10 m, and so provides a great site for both novice and experienced divers alike. The wreck is largely intact and around 80 m in length with the most interesting diving on the seaward side, where you can see the deck and superstructure. The outstanding feature is the crow’s nest, which is covered with a profusion of colorful soft corals and stands out against the clear blue water. As you continue further towards the hull, you pass mushroom ventilation shafts and the main mast. Here in the deeper water, the soft corals are more dispersed but are replaced by hard corals and schools of fish, including the odd barracuda. As you swim back along the uppermost starboard side, you can find plenty of hard corals and small animals that have made their home on the hull, including anemones, table corals, pipefish and clusters of acropora. This makes for an excellent night dive. The deck is smothered with lots of critters, including urchins, shrimps, Spanish Dancers and soft coral crabs.