Explore The Pristine Underwater World By Scuba Diving In Dubai
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Exploring the underwater world is a meditation in itself. The serene blue world rejuvenates your inner self again. It’s like a sweet dream you do not want to wake up from; swimming with a world that’s different from yours makes you feel like you have reached a place which never existed earlier. The small plants tickling your body with their fury touch and the limitless vision of water is an oasis for adrenaline. What can be more enchanting than diving into the home of animals in their natural habitats? So whether you’re thinking about underwater adventure or about taking the plunge into diving, these four destinations in Dubai should be on your diving bucket list.
This place is around ten minutes by boat from Al Aqah and has been the favorite destination for divers for decades. With a depth of up to 30 meters this underwater spot is a beginner’s paradise. It also has a wreck that can be used by the experienced open water divers. It has more than 469 species of fish including seahorses, reefs, stonefish, yellow snappers, blue parrotfish, stingrays, and plenty of soft and stony coral to explore. Known for its pristine diving and thrilling underwater experience this place is the absolute favorite of long-time dive fans. You’ll never get bored diving inside this vast ocean of water
It is the most exciting dive site on the west coast of Dubai. It takes around 45 minutes from the Palm Jumeirah by boat to reach this place. Boasting about .fantastic reefs and precious marine life this place is strictly for advanced open water divers and above. The giant sea turtles and fishes swim sleek reef sharks, and the vertical walls drop thousands of meters from the edge of peaceful beaches into mysterious blue depths. Here, you’ll see fish of the Arabian Gulf, including whale sharks, bannerfish, stingrays, boxfish, parrotfish, batfish, and small oysters. If you’re visiting this underwater spot, be prepared to encounter large animals with mantas and whale sharks, as well as awesome macro critters.
It is also known as Three Rocks because you can see three rock pinnacles emerging from the sea. It is just along the coast near to Snoopy Island and is an ideal spot for open water divers. In this underwater rock landscape, you can find plenty of reef fish of all kinds, cuttlefish, and boxfish in about 14M max depth. You can even spot the rays and turtles among the site’s shoals of fish if you’re a bit lucky. Diving is not at all dangerous over here because of the low depth, and there is an entire kingdom of coral life over here which can give you fantastic tranquility and memories. This experience will leave you feeling serene and mellow.
I love getting away from the hustle and bustle of life, and this urge of getting close to serenity and peace landed me to Martini Rock- an underwater wonder. Its name truly signifies it’s solid structure off the coast of Fujairah and is the home to different variety of sharks. It is surrounded by a beautiful mountain scenery all around unfolding in front of your eyes, the enchanting underwater world of coral reefs, the opportunity to dive and swim in the blue water and the best part is the French breakfast and seafood lunch that you’ll get as your dive ends. It has a depth of 10-23 metres, and the fantastic structure of this underwater spot looks like an upside down glass. This site is also very famous among the photographers and is the home to quite a diverse variety of exotic marine animals such as Murray eels, seagull, lionfish, boxfish, tuna fish, barracuda, and some critters. You can find a lot more corals and marine activity in this underwater wonder. Swimming deeper you can even see the professional divers waving at you. You will see the magnificence of this place and would cherish it as the most thrilling memory of your life.
If getting away from the rush of the city life and taking on experiences filled with the goodness of nature is your greatest wish then you must visit these remarkable places. Witnessing the depths of the ocean life, diving into the deep ocean, feeling the underwater creatures crawl above you as you swim across the blue water is an unusual experience. It’s a memory worth remembering, and it’s like you are not a part of this world. Try something new each day because the time lost will never come back.