In case you’ve been following my weblog for a bit of then you know the way a lot I really like scuba diving. I take any probability I will be able to get to head on a dive and discover the sector from underwater. All through a contemporary travel to Jordan, I went for but every other dive with Deep Blue Dive Middle.
I might say that it was once most likely the most efficient dive staff of any place I’ve ever dived (and that’s announcing so much)!
Mohammed and the fellows at Deep Blue are unbelievable and tremendous a laugh to be round and so they make you actually at ease—even supposing you are attempting diving for the primary time! You’ll e-book a one on one and they’re tremendous delicate to folks which can be worried.
We paintings with Deep Blue as our dive spouse for our TBA Escapes Jordan excursions and we have now finished over 10 discovery dives with them in addition to dives for qualified divers. The staff is solely actually that incredible and their boat is superb.
So whether or not you’re touring solo or reserving with a gaggle there are alternatives for everybody!
Aqaba – from the TBA Escapes Jordan “Historic Wonders Excursion”
The place to Keep
If you make a decision to e-book a dive, you’ll be able to keep in Aqaba. There are somewhat a couple of choices for lodging. Deep Blue is situated at Tala Bay Hotel in South Seaside, Aqaba so if you would like keep close by, I extremely counsel having a look in that space.
In case you don’t thoughts being additional away, I like to recommend the Kempinski Lodge Aqaba, my favourite assets in all of Jordan. It’s stunning, proper at the water, has simple seashore get admission to, and could be very smartly run. Control and the provider are top-notch.
What to Be expecting
Deep Blue Dive Middle is a PADI Five-star dive heart which I all the time counsel when in search of other dive retail outlets to dive at.
As soon as onboard, a complete day of diving with Deep Blue comprises lunch (the place they generally grill). The chef is fantastic and the meals is scrumptious.
If you’ll be able to, I might counsel reserving boat dives fairly than shore dives, even supposing shore dives are to be had. You save numerous power and time by means of reserving boat dives and get slightly additional a laugh time out at sea as a result of it!
As for the diving, there are some actually cool smash dives in Aqaba. Something to notice is that you simply received’t see dolphins from the Crimson Sea in Jordan as that’s best in Israel. Rumor has it that nets are set as much as save you them from leaving, On the other hand, you’re going to nonetheless be capable to see hawksbill turtles, lionfish, blue-spotted rays, and extra!
Best Dive Websites
There are such a lot of dive websites alongside the coast, however the Tank and the Destroy are two of essentially the most iconic. The brand new Sunken Aircraft is on its approach to turning into a peak location, too. Altogether, there are about 20-25 other spots alongside the coast, providing you with a lot of choices to make a choice from.
The Tank, one among Aqaba’s most renowned dive websites. Sunk by means of the Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society in 1999, it best lies 6m under the skin. It’s house to lionfish, scorpionfish, and eels, and is the very best dive spot for amateur and complex divers alike!
The Destroy aka Cedar Pine is the smash of a Lebanese freighter that sunk in 1985. By way of the request of King Abdullah II, it changed into used as a synthetic reef. The 74m lengthy boat lies on its aspect 28m under the water’s floor and is house to all kinds of marine existence.
The Sunken Aircraft
The Sunken Aircraft, a C-130 referred to as Hercules, was once sunk in 2017 to create but every other synthetic reef. Sitting close by the Tank, it best lies 18m underwater and is definitely available to all divers. In case you’re an skilled diver, you’ll be able to dive during the airplane because the doorways were got rid of.
Underwater Army Museum
Lately, the primary underwater army museum was once created in Aqaba. It is composed of 19 attention-grabbing combat relics together with tanks, an ambulance, an army crane, a troop provider, a fight helicopter, and extra. Depths of the gadgets vary any place from 11m to 28m, permitting you to benefit from the website online in more than one other ways.
There also are a lot of different dive websites at the coast. This comprises Energy Station, First-Bay North and South, Eel Lawn, Rainbow Reef, and New Canyon (simply to call a couple of!).
In case you’re having a look to get your PADI certification, you’ll be able to accomplish that whilst you’re out!
Amusing Truth: The King of Jordan, King Abdullah II is a grasp diver and has advocated for numerous coral recovery and has asked that synthetic reefs are created. This makes Aqaba one of the most perfect puts on the planet to dive!