Wreck Sites in Aqaba
This is all thanks to the royal family of Jordan and their long-standing interest in diving. The majority of the wrecks near Aqaba were deliberately sunk as artificial reefs. In 1985, the late King Abdullah personally gave the order to sink the Cedar Pride ship. It’s a beloved and popular destination for tourists who come to Aqaba to dive. Most of the wrecks in Aqaba are are highly accessible. Let’s check out a few of them!
First Aircraft Wreck Site
Scuba diving enthusiasts Aqaba saw their first underwater wrecked airplane, the Hercules C-130, on November 16, 2017. It was sunk in front of a large audience and international press. Hence, it became well-known.
Lying at a depth of 13 meters, it is a well-liked wreck site for divers of all expert levels. If you want to scuba dive from the shore, it’s only 50 meters away. Although, you can get there by boat as well. It was positioned on a sandy area inside the reef to prevent any harm to the nearby coral reef. Although it is a smaller aircraft when compared to modern planes, that doesn’t make it any less of a marvelous site. Unfortunately, it was extensively damaged by a freak storm in March 2020.
World’s Only Underwater Military Museum
Aqaba’s newest dive site is becoming quite well known as it is filled with 19 pieces of old military equipment. There are helicopters, canons, tanks, an ambulance,British Ferrets, and jeeps. The helicopters and canons were placed at the deepest level at about 25 meters, so only advanced divers can see this portion. The other equipment lies about 5 – 15 meters in depth. The site is becoming well populated with a variety of marine life and corals, so divers and photographers really enjoy diving here.
Do you wish to explore these wondrous sites and more? Deep Blue Dive Center offers scuba diving in Aqaba at the most reasonable rates. You can also become a certified scuba diver in Aqaba by taking our PADI beginner courses, advanced course, and pro courses. Book a diving excursion in Aqaba or get in touch with us for more information.