The Red Sea is situated between Africa and Asia. It is called the Red Sea due to its slight red appearance caused by red algae living there. The Red Sea is an extension of the Indian Ocean and is 1,930 km long, and 305 km wide. Since no river opens into it, it remains clean and contains clear water.
Scuba divers all around the world come from far and wide to dive in the Red Sea due to its clear waters and rich marine life. Besides, it is also home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs. Due to this reason, countries surrounding it generate huge revenues from tourism.
Here are some reasons that make the Red Sea the ideal scuba diving destination.
When it comes to scuba diving, water currents are crucial. As compared to other seas, the Red Sea faces fewer storms and weak winds. As a result, the water is almost quiet and has weak tides. This is why it offers a safe and ideal destination for beginner scuba divers.
Colorful Coral Reefs
Most recreational divers choose the Red Sea for scuba diving to witness the beautiful coral reefs found there. Coral reefs are sea animals that grow around rocks and work as shelter for fish. The coral reefs found in the Red Sea are known for their ability to withstand extreme temperatures without dying. Scientists believe that understanding the properties of these reefs can save other endangered coral reef species.
Rich Marine Life
The Red Sea is home to around 800 different species of fish. In fact, about 10% of these fish are found nowhere in the world except the Red Sea. Suffice to say, the Red Sea attracts divers because of its rich biodiversity and colorful marine life.
Variety of Dives
As mentioned above, the Red Sea is 1,930 km long, so it has many diving sites and some of these are incredibly beautiful and equally known among scuba divers. For instance, the most popular dives include Japanese Garden, the Cedar Pride Shipwreck, Gorgon I, Seven sisters, and the Tank.
If you have plans for diving in the Red Sea of Aqaba, then let us take care of your scuba diving experience. We offer daily boat dives for both divers and snorkelers. You can enjoy a day on the boat with lunch and soft drinks included. Or if you prefer, to enjoy a shore diving off to our house reef, you can have that too. If you are ready to be certified as a diver, we also offer professional and certified PADI courses. Deep Blue Dive Center offers beginner, advanced, and PADI professional courses. We will make sure that you have a smooth and memorable scuba diving experience in the Gulf of Aqaba.
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