PLANET have a wealth of experience in this fascinating country in combining Scuba Diving from the Red Sea resort of Aqaba with the many tour option around the country. Jordan is best suited to those looking for an 'alternative' Red Sea Diving holiday, away from the mass market of Egypt, wishing to combine great diving with a rich cultural experience.
"Everything went very smoothly from start to finish. We were met at every stage of the journey by your representatives in Jordan who were all extremely polite, friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour guides/drivers went out of their way to give us a true taste of their country and to bring the history alive."
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All the dive sites in Jordan are located very close to the shore line so both boat and shore diving access the same sites, it is just a matter of which mode of transport is preferred. The diving along this coast line is very good relative to other diving in the Northern Red Sea. It is an excellent choice for both beginners and the more experienced diver. There is some especially exciting diving close to the Saudi border where you will find deep walls only very recently discovered! There is also one of the best wreck dives in the Red Sea here, the 'Cedar Pride' - this is an astonishing dive!! Visibility averages around 35-40m throughout the area. During plankton blooms, usually April/May, this may diminish to 10-15m but to compensate mid summer visibility can extend beyond 50m.
Aqaba, the Red Sea diving resort, is more of a working middle eastern town than a tourist resort, part of its charm. Outside your hotel there are some excellent local restaurants that are very inexpensive and are definitely worth a try. Although alcohol can be purchased in your hotel bar the town is dry.
Jordan is blessed with spectacular natural beauty and an copiousness of historical and archaeological places. From the brilliant Roman site at Jerash to the sensational rose red city of Petra; from the spectacular scenery of T. E. Lawrence Wadi Rum to the outstanding coral reefs of Aqaba - the treasures of Jordan are numerous. All this compounded with people whose warmly cordial reception will guarantee that your stay is a truly memorable one. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field. Come and share in our love for this beautiful country!
One of the great attractions of Jordan are the excursions and tours that are on offer here making it a superb destination for divers and non-divers alike.We would urge anyone visiting this fascinating country to consider the many tour options available; at the very least you must do the day tour or Petra!