Jordan is an Arab country located on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. you can discover ancient monuments, nature reserves. The country is home to the famous archaeological site of Petra. The Nabataean capital founded around 300 BC. JC. Settled in a narrow valley and provided with tombs, with temples and monuments carved in the pink sandstone cliffs.
Its capital is Amman. Its territory is surrounded to the west by Palestine and Israel. to the south by Saudi Arabia, to the east by Iraq, and to the north by Syria.
Aqaba is located at the southern end of Jordan, on the shores of the Red Sea. It is the only place in the country where you can enjoy the beach and the sea. In addition, the deep gulf which sinks into the desert to bathe the Jordanian coasts is one of the richest parts of the Red Sea, both in terms of life and seascapes.
So, during your getaway to Aqaba, take the time to indulge in scuba diving or snorkeling to discover the magnificent depths of the Red Sea. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, Aqaba’s dive centers are able to offer you a sensational underwater adventure. In case you wish to stay on the surface of the water, snorkeling allows you as well to admire the beauty of marine life in this area of the Red Sea. It is another way of going to discover Jordan.
During my 2010 trip to Egypt on the other side of Jordan on the shore of the Red Sea, I had the opportunity to go scuba diving. Its funds exhibit abundant and varied marine life. Hard corals, soft corals, tropical fish by hundreds of species. Visibility is exceptional most of the time. There are captivating and often accessible wrecks. The water temperature is rarely below 20 ° whatever the depth.
At the time, fishermen used explosives for fishing and I could see the damage it caused to corals since this fishing is illegal. Because the use of explosives for easier catching of fish causes great damage to coral reefs.
Discover the Aqaba marine park
Aqaba is famous for the diversity of its marine ecosystem. It is home to more than 240 species of corals and 1000 species of fish sharing their habitat with all kinds of sea creatures among which you will find turtles and stingrays. Aqaba Marine Park is considered one of the best parks to discover while traveling with Marco Vasco Middle East. It is only 15 kilometers from downtown Aqaba.
The park is intended to protect and preserve the region’s marine biosphere. It has just under twenty renowned dive sites, each with its own unique environment. There are sites for beginners and experienced divers. If you want to learn about it in order to discover the underwater wealth of the park. You will find a number of diving schools around Aqaba. For those who prefer shallow water, snorkeling and glass-bottom boat trips are great alternatives.