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Location: Aqaba (Jordan)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 Cedar Pride With 15 votes(s).
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3 Taiyong With 2 votes(s).
4 M50 Tank With 2 votes(s).
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6 Japanese Gardens With 1 votes(s).
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Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Aqaba. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

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Reviews:

Here are the last 10 reviews for Aqaba. Show all of them.
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Visited Comments
July 2010 Great dive centre, lovely town to be based in, good food, nice hotel and amazing days trips -Wadi Rum and Petra. Diving is similar to Egypt but there are NO people... no crowds. Fabulous.
Date posted: 14-Apr-2011 14:20 by: mariedives!
August 2010 Had a great time here, everyone freindly and lots to do on dry land especially a trip to Petra!
Date posted: 01-Nov-2010 13:18 by: Akamas Diver
October 2005 great dives
Date posted: 21-Dec-2006 21:29 by: paul.davies9560
September 2005 good time
Date posted: 21-Dec-2006 21:28 by: paul.davies9560
February 2005 Dive Aqaba are good
Date posted: 21-Dec-2006 21:26 by: paul.davies9560
January 2005 was not impressed with Seastars, would not go up when I was low on air, and I ran out.
Date posted: 21-Dec-2006 21:24 by: paul.davies9560
November 2005 Friendly team, great diving loads of life and great country to visit generally.
Date posted: 09-Nov-2006 12:55 by: paxon
September 2006 Boat diving opens up new opportunities here and maybe more wrecks will be found like the Taiyong. Now there are several centres offering boat diving
Date posted: 28-Oct-2006 16:24 by: Paul
October 2005 Easy uncrowded dive sites.
Date posted: 24-Nov-2005 17:06 by: TOM
April 2005 We used the charter from Manchester to Ovda via Luton(are all southerners so rude?) with Longwoods and crossed the Jordan/Isreal border on foot, much easier and more friendly than the crossing at TABA. Escorted 98% of the way however you can not even take a bottle of water in to Jordan as they wish you to buy there own from the corner shop after customs. Stayed at SAS Radisson magic hotel. Dived with Royal Diving Club. Transport is very good and the taxis are the cheapest i have ever used, you can wine and dine to any budget. The transfer between the two was very entertaining and i recommend that you say a prayer before travelling and then close your eyes! Royal Diving Club is one of the most relaxed dive centres i have ever been too. The staff accept your qualifications as written and treat you as the trained divers that you are. If you just want to stay on the house reef you can buudy up and just help yourself to as many cylinders as you want in a day(night dives extra). All dives well conducted and IMHO the Reef life at the moment is better than the other side of the gulf, however this may change with all the contruction taking place along the shoreline. GO SOON. Petra and Wadi Rum are a must. Would seriously think about going again when they open Aqaba airport to charters.
Date posted: 21-Nov-2005 19:59 by: Alan


Wreck Dives:

Here are the wreck dives we know of for Aqaba.
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Cedar Pride
Ranked as OK by independant reviews Ranked as OK by independant reviews
The Cedar pride came to rest almost perfectly on her starboard side at a depth of 28m to the seabed and, in the years since her sinking, has become a true extension to the local reef systems being colonised by all manner of truly outstandingly beautiful soft corals. Furthermore, she came to rest less than 150m from the shore and, being buoyed, is easily one of the best shore dives to be found anywhere.
10m / 33ft
28m / 92ft
Deliberately sunk: 25-Nov-1985 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for Cedar Pride:
good dive, and you can enter the ship
Date posted: 21-Dec-2006 23:07 by: paul who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by paulRanked as OK by paul
Lot of small fish,Lionfish, Pair of Boxfish, Clownfish and what and Trunchfish. Soft corals looked great in the sunshine. One of the best dives we did.
Date posted: 30-Oct-2006 20:18 by: Dave who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by DaveRanked as OK by Dave


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Dugong
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Emperor Angelfish
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