Untouched and pristine, the world that lies beneath Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea is truly the final frontier of diving. With a wealth of world-class dive sites along its coastline, the longest in the Red Sea, the Kingdom represents one of the most exciting and undiscovered diving destinations.
This is a place where uninhabited desert islands sit surrounded by spectacular technicolour reefs and where ancient shipwrecks await discovery. A place where the azure waters teem with schools of clownfish, sergeant majors and the uniquely shaped hammerhead shark; a place ruled by rays, moray eels and the majestic whale shark – the largest fish in the ocean.
With ideal water temperatures, excellent all-year-round visibility and very few currents, Saudi Arabia’s coastal waters are a scuba diver’s dream, and the ancient port town of Jeddah is the perfect base for exploring them. These are some of the best dive spots within day-tripping distance of the city.