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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 represented by 21 unique objects of battles. The military machines placed along the coral reefs. They imitate a battle tactical formation. Certainly museum is an exciting underwater spot. It intrigue divers and snorkelers to discover more and more. Hence you will have a totally great and unforgettable experience.

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 the marine life.

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

8 objects lays at 15-20 meters. The other 11 take place at 20-28 meters. 2 machines placed at 5 meters depth. As a result it allowing 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 a great attention to the environmental effects. Likewise they took measures to ensure the protection and safety of the sea life. All relevant authorities and associations cooperate for this issue. Before the sinking all dangerous materials removed from the machines. Due to comply 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.

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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.

Dive: Wreck

Depth: 16-28 meters

Access: boat and shore

Visibility: 10-30 meters

Snorkeling: available

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Source: PADI