Kiwi Reef Dive Site, Aqaba, Jordan

Name: Kiwi Reef Aqaba

Dive: Reef

Depth: max – 18 meters / 60 feet

Access: boat

Visibility: 10-30 meters

Snorkeling: available

Kiwi Reef

Kiwi Reef Aqaba got its name for a diver from New Zealand who discovered this dive site. Kiwi Reef is named after ” Bevan Airey ” a diver from New Zealand who discovered this amazing place while on an exploratory dive with Rod.

The site consists primarily of dense sea-grass beds along a steep slope. At a depth of 30 meters 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.

The beginning of the reef is mostly grass, but it slopes gently down to several coral pinnacles which have a wonderful variety of life. Yet another wonderful site for some underwater photography, it is very common to see nudibranchs here. Watch out for octopuses, turtles and sting rays.

Species: Stingrays, moray eels, trigger fish... all reef fishes. You will also find a large concentration of lionfish, out of the piacles during the night. If you are lucky, you will also meet some seahorses.

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