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Introductory Dive in Eilat
"The introductory dive is a must for everyone. A driver will pick you up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and taken to one of the dive sites in Eilat. You will start by getting a 20 minute instruction on the equipment and how to use it by your PADI diving instructor. The instructor will then take you to dive at the Coral Beach Nature Reserve or in the Caves diving site. You can dive down to 6 meters and you will see numerous fish of all colors and beautiful coral in all shapes and sizes. This is a 1 hour session 20 minutes for instruction and 40 minutes for diving. All of the equipment is included.To be eligable to take the introductory dive you need to be at least 8 years of age and in good health. For someone under 18 you will need a parental signature. A health declaration is required. If you want to have a beautiful record of the experience there is an underwater photographer for an extra fee.The water in the Red Sea is 1 and very comfortable. Enjoy the experience!"
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1-Day Jeep Excursion from Dahab to Small Colored Canyon
"Discover the Small Colored Canyon on this unique 1-day Jeep tour. Enjoy walking through the canyon and admire the walls of rock that cascade with many colors. The rocks vary from sandstone to limestone and granite and are colored beautifully in yellow purple red and gold.Your day will start at 08:00 with a 1-hour drive to Salama Canyon (the Small Coloured Canyon) where you’ll see the amazing colored rocks. You’ll then walk through the canyon for 1-2 hours before a 1-hour drive through Wadi Ghazala to see arriving around 17:00. This tour is a great way to see the unique natural wonder of Small Colored Canyon!"""
From $36.00
 
1-Day Jeep Excursion from Dahab to Small Colored Canyon
"Discover the Small Colored Canyon on this unique 1-day Jeep tour. Enjoy walking through the canyon and admire the walls of rock that cascade with many colors. The rocks vary from sandstone to limestone and granite and are colored beautifully in yellow purple red and gold.Your day will start at 08:00 with a 1-hour drive to Salama Canyon (the Small Coloured Canyon) where you’ll see the amazing colored rocks. You’ll then walk through the canyon for 1-2 hours before a 1-hour drive through Wadi Ghazala to see arriving around 17:00. This tour is a great way to see the unique natural wonder of Small Colored Canyon!"""
From $36.00

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Diving in Aqaba

Jordan came late to the "tourist diving industry", and approached it slowly with all regard for the preservation of marine life. The results are paying off as far as the coral reefs are concerned....
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Diving sites : a map of the reefs

There are over thirty main diving sites in Aqaba, most of them suitable for all levels of competence.. The reefs stretch for a distance of over 25kms or right down to the Saudi border. Aqaba is all...
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Royal Diving Club at Coral Bay Hotel, Aqaba

The Royal Diving Club located at Coral Bay Hotel on South Beach about 10 minutes outside of Aqaba is a great way to relax on the beaches of the Red Sea. The Shuttle bus has regular pick ups at the...
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Dive Aqaba

For diving, snorkelling or just a day on a boat on the Red Sea, try Dive Aqaba located in Aqaba City Centre, across from the Golden Tulip Hotel.2 boat dives full kit including lunch and drinks on...
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Diving : Yellowstone Reef

Also in Big Bay, care is needed at the entrance as there is sharp rubble and urchins. Once over this you pass over a large mountain coral (Yellowstone) at 5 m a good place for a safety stop at the end...
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Diving : Oliver's Canyon

A little more care is needed on entry as the terrain is rather rugged between the corals. Swimming through the fringing reef Surgeon Fish are seen here, to a small pinnacle and then continue down a...
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Diving : Gorgone Two

Approx 500m south from Gorgone 1. Easy entry onto a shallow grassy area, swim out a distance of 30m to where the reef starts at 2m - 3m depth, often Scorpion Fish, Stone Fish and Crocodile Fish are...
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Diving : Gorgone One

Named after the huge Gorgonia fan coral at 16m. After a zig zag entrance thru' fringing reef you are confronted with a huge Cabbage coral, the size of a house, there is also a resident turtle. This...
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Diving : the Japanese Gardens

Also in Wreck Bay but to the southern end. Entry is through a narrow gully in the fringing reef and then descend to an eel grass bed, where you will find Snowflake Morays. The main reef is encountered...
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Diving : the Black Rock

The northern side of Wreck Bay, adjacent to the former Tourist Camp. Entry at a gravel and shingle point, swim out and pick up the reef on the right and swim down to the planned depth, usually around...
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Diving : the Abdullah reef

Approx 5 mins drive from the Club in an area known as the Tourist Camp. Enter the site through a maze of fringing reef with fantastic displays of Fire coral. Drop down to 5m and follow slope down to...
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Diving : the Eel Garden

This another site located at the Club Murjan area. Enter on left side of gully and edge down and south to 10m swimming over grass to a pinnacle at 19m covered in Christmas Tree worms of al colours....
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Diving : Cazar Reef

Next to the Marine Reserve and also the location of Club Murjan, the Alcazar's beach club. Enter at south side of gully edging down to 18m, lots of Cornet fish and Fusiliers, a cabbage coral marks the...
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Diving : First Bay

Entry point is 200 m north of Club Murjan (10 Kms south of Aqaba town), through the lagoon until you are in waist deep water. Snorkel out to the fringing reef and drop through a gap to 3m. Continue...
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Top Hotels in Aqaba

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King Hussein Street, P.O. Box 678, Aqaba, 77110, Jordan
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King Hussein Street, PO Box 1441, Aqaba, 77110, Jordan
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King Hussain Street, PO Box 2311, Aqaba, 77110, Jordan
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P.O. Box 392, Aqaba, 77110, Jordan
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Al-saada Street, P.O. Box 1189, Aqaba, Jordan
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Cornish Street, PO Box 905, Aqaba, 77110, Jordan
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Top Things to Do in Aqaba

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Diving & Snorkeling

As recommended, I approached Arab Diving School to do 2 dives in the afternoon after I arrvied Aqaba. It costs JD35 (50 US). It is good price and the dive sites are good. The owner is very nice. He...
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Beaches

Aqaba's public beach lies to the south of the city, easily accessible on foot. It's several hundred metres of clean (at least in December) sand, free to enter and with excellent views across the Red...
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Flagpole

This massive flagpole, erected in 2004, acts as a landmark from both land and sea. At 430ft/130m high it's apparently the fifth tallest in the world. Wiki tells me it can be seen from Israel, Egypt...
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Glass-bottomed Boats

My friend and I took a ride on a glass bottom boat during our visit to Aqaba in February 2005. With little in the way of activity on Aqaba's beach, a boat ride seemed like an ideal way to pass a bit...
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Local Life

Don't forget to send Mom a postcard. Visit the Aqaba Post office, get your card or letter weighed for postage, and the staff will handle the rest. Price: 100Fils for 10 grams. Tip: The average price...
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Mamluk Fort

Much of this building was 'under construction' when I visited, although it wasn't clear what construction was actually being done. Large parts of the building were cordoned off for safety so I could...
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"Aqaba : the sea, the ships and the shops"
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Vabate

"The Gulf of Aqaba"
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"Watersports, lolling about and ancient remains...."
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Cristian_Uluru

"Aqaba: a Jordan town in the Red Sea"
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"Aqaba on the way to\back Petra"
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