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About scuba diving in Jordan

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, situated on the East Bank of Jordan River and extending into the historic region of Palestine. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel and the West Bank to the west. Amman, which is Jordan's capital, contains a Roman theatre, in addition to several museums, where tourists may find remains of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jordan has a toe in the water of the Red Sea at Aqaba. It also has an airport with a few international flights and is connected with Amman. The total coastline of Aqaba is only about 27km/17mi long and 7km/4.3mi of it have been designated to a Marine Park. The park hosts a wide variety of soft and hard corals and a great colllection of reef life. If you decide to dive in Jordan, you’ll enjoy your time. Scuba diving in Jordan will amaze with the wide range of marine life. The underwater life includes anemones, table corals, pipefish, urchins, shrimps, Spanish Dancers, soft coral crabs, Blue Spotted stingrays, frogfish, moray eels, lionfish, Blue Tang, octopus, Napoleon fish, Unicorn fish, some large Napoleon wrasses, large shoals of sardines and fusiliers. Occasionally, green turtles can be seen there when they feed on the sea grass. Also, there are very impressive coral gardens with little evidence of damage. There are a lot of dive sites which are suitable for divers of all levels of experience. Their average depth varies between 2m/6.5ft and 90m/295ft. Diving can be done by boat as well as from shore. The best dive sites are King Abdullah Reef, Aquarium House Reef and Japanese Garden. Cedar Pride is one of the best wreck dive sites in the area. Dive sites with wonderful coral gardens and great macro photography opportunities include Gorgone 1, Gorgone 2 and the 7 Sisters. For deeper canyon dives tourists may visit Oliver's Canyon and Eel Canyon.

When to go to Jordan

The climate in Jordan is semi-dry in the summer with the average air temperature staying around 38C/100F. The average air temperature in the winter is around 20C/68F. The water temperature varies from 21C/70F to 28C/82F. The water visibility generally stays between 25-50m/82-164ft, but occasionally can drop to 15m/49ft. Currents are mild.

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