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Explore The Amazing Marine Life of Jeddah!

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

The Red Sea's gorgeous marine life can be found in many different locations, making the coastal city of Jeddah one of the most amazing places to go diving and snorkelling. You can engage with the beauty of unadulterated nature in this submerged, pristine, and uninhabited region. You can also find out more about the most exquisite and uncommon marine life there. Going to Jeddah and nearby dive sites means, in a nutshell, going to the seas with the least current exposure, the ones with the highest salinity at 35%, as well as the ones that are most beneficial to blood circulation, and taking advantage of the warmth of the water that is unavailable in any city in the world because the Red Sea region is extremely hot.

So, Where Can You Dive In The Beautiful Red Sea?

Swim with Sharks in Sharm Obhur

Sharm Obhur, one of Jeddah's top diving locations, is situated in the city's center north neighborhood, close to the opulent resort of Bhadur. Make sure you won't be diving alone because you'll have a group of adorable turtles nearby, as well as lionfish and eels, and the deeper you go, the more fish and unusual species you'll find! The "Nemo" clownfish and the unusual bull shark are two examples.

Dive near Shipwreck Island

The world's most well-known ship wreckage may be found on the island of Abu Tair, which is southwest of Jeddah. It is all that is left of the Greek Staphonos, popularly known as the "Cable Wreck," which sank in 1978 and was mostly carrying cables, fences, and enormous steel beams. And despite the abundance of marine debris, whitetip sharks, goatfish, and blue-spotted rays can still be observed swimming around shipwrecks that are like dazzling candles.

Wreck Dive in Aby Faramish

Reaching the coast exactly in front of this massive reef, which runs for about 40 kilometers, will require a two-hour vehicle ride. The power supply room, the captain's apartments, and the now-empty cargo room are among the many parts of the wreck that are still largely intact. Today, only tuna, blue-spotted rays, whitetip sharks, and snappers live there. One of the most well-known features is a toilet that divers like to pose on, as well as the wreck's propeller, which is now entirely covered in vibrant coral.


Here are some more facts about Red Sea Diving!

Diving is a tremendously popular sport around the world, with origins dating back to ancient Greece. But what makes scuba diving in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea special?

● The Red Sea is about 35 percent saltier than other seas, and this salinity is associated with health benefits such as improved circulation.

● It is home to more than 1,200 species of fish, nearly 20 percent of which are found only in the Red Sea.

● The sea is home to the fastest fish in the world: the solitary sailfish, an extremely rare fish that can swim up to more than 109 kilometers per hour.

● With the year-round sun, divers don’t have to worry about the water being too cold. Surface water temperatures around Jeddah range from the high 70s Fahrenheit in winter to the high 80s in summer.

● Each summer since 2017, a Women’s Dive Day has taken place on the Red Sea.

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