First Bay – North, Aqaba, Jordan

First Bay North dive site, Aqaba, Jordan

Name: First Bay North Aqaba

Dive: Reef

Depth: max – 30 meters / 100 feet

Access: shore or boat

Visibility: 10-30 meters

Snorkeling: available

first bay north dive site

This is the first dive site located within the Marine Park. The site starts with a fringing reef between 2 – 5 m depth. Also it has a wide sandy plain at 9 m depth with intermittent coral clusters.

With a wide sandy plain, a sloping reef and incredible coral pinnacles, the First Bay North is the perfect spot for everything from shallow to deep diving.

First Bay North Aqaba dive site packed with gorgeous soft corals and sponges interspersed with large hard coral formations.

From try dives to technical diving – this site provides for all. Diving south from the mooring you find a cabbage coral at 18 meters on the corner of the reef follow the wall back to the north and follow the contour of the reef. The dive continues to the North where you will pass over a wide expanse of coral with black coral trees. After you come to a sandy gulley, follow this back up to 12 meters and work your way back across the reefs to the mooring.

Marine life of First Bay North dive site

Features of note are fantastic coral pinnacles covered in red soft corals at the north end of the site. To find it, look for the big table coral and head north past the old sponge-covered fish cage. Keep on a straight line and you can not miss it.

There is a pinnacle at 15 meters which is a long narrow pinnacle sticking up from the reef at a slight angle. This can be a navigation aid if you are approaching the site from the shore.Also you will find it due west of the gap in the fringing reef.

This spot is really one of the most beautiful for diving and snorkeling in Aqaba.

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