Menu Close

Rainbow Reef Dive Site, Aqaba, Jordan

Rainbow Reef Dive Site, Aqaba, Jordan got its name because the reef is shaped like a rainbow. Starting at a depth of 6 meters and extending to 18 meters. The site makes a good night dive when you can see large Spanish Dancers, lobsters, Feathered Starfish, moray eels and Lionfish.

Rainbow Reef Dive Site

Name: Rainbow Reef Aqaba

Dive: Reef

Depth: max – 18 meters / 60 feet

Access: boat or shore

Visibility: 10-30 meters

Snorkelling: available

Rainbow reef dive site map

Rainbow Reef Dive Site

Here you can see the telecommunication cable that connects Egypt and Jordan. Also, you can follow this reef to the Cedar Pride Wreck when diving from the shore. A deeper gulley runs down the Northside of the reef-forming a nice wall along the side of the reef.

In 1996 electrical cables were laid down in Egypt. There are four cables running out over the seabed, the two cables to the North run through a deep canyon. Here the reef has been shored up on either side to prevent it from collapsing on the cables. Large steel netting covers the reef to the North and South, coral is now growing through this.

shore dives
sea star, marine life in Aqaba
Diving in Jordan, facts about scuba diving

Large metal tubes straddle the canyon preventing collapse. These are now a habitat for soft corals and sponges, you might also spot an octopus or Spotted Eagle Ray here.

Learn more about dive sites in Aqaba

Booking diving and snorkelling Aqaba

Do you want to plan a trip with us? Please find our contact information listed below. The quickest way to contact us is via WhatsApp if you want to reserve a boat trip, scuba diving, snorkelling, or diving packages.

Rainbow Reef Dive Site, Aqaba, Jordan

Coral Garden Diving Center Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday: 9 AM - 7 PM

On request, we are open earlier/later for sunrise, sunset & night dives.

Book your trip via Email/WhatsApp


For quick booking and information contact us on WhatsApp