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Underwater military museum dive site, Aqaba, Jordan

Off the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, you can explore the first Underwater Military Museum. It is represented by 21 unique objects of battles. The military machines were placed along the coral reefs. They imitate a battle tactical formation. Certainly, the museum is an exciting underwater spot. It intrigues divers and snorkelers to discover more and more. Hence you will have a totally great and unforgettable experience.

nderwater military museum dive site, Aqaba, Jordan
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How did the underwater military museum come about?

Preparation took 30 days.  As a result, the project for submerging was ready. Therefore the ASEZA started sinking the 19 military items. The process took 7 working days. Specialists made sure that the whole process doesn’t affect marine life.

The museum consists of tanks, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, an anti-aircraft, guns and helicopters.

8 objects lay at 15-20 meters. The other 11 take place at 20-28 meters. 2 machines are placed at 5 meters depth. As a result, it allows people to enjoy Aqaba’s Underwater Military Museum in 3 different ways. Above all, you can snorkel, take a tour in a glass bottom boat or scuba dive.

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The environment

ASEZA gave great attention to the environmental effects. Likewise, they took measures to ensure the protection and safety of sea life. All relevant authorities and associations cooperate with this issue. Before the sinking all dangerous materials were removed from the machines. Due to compliance with the environmental best practices.

The location of the museum also promotes the recovery of the natural reefs. Because it relieves pressure on them by taking visitors away to an alternative site.

Underwater military museum dive site, Aqaba, Jordan

Dive: Wreck

Depth: 16-28 meters

Access: boat and shore

Visibility: 10-30 meters

Snorkelling: available

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What’s next?

This resource will grow and new objects will join museum. Most important the dive site is demonstrating a new type of museum experience. Furthermore there is an cooperation between sports, environment and exhibits.