Red Sea Diving (Gulf of Aqaba)

Red Sea Diving (Gulf of Aqaba), photo by Wikimedia Commons
Red Sea Diving (Gulf of Aqaba) (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

The Gulf of Aqaba is a large gulf at the northern tip of the Red Sea, east of the Sinai Peninsula and west of the Arabian mainland.

Its coastline is divided between four countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Like the coastal waters of the Red Sea, the gulf is one of the world’s premier sites for diving.

The area is especially rich in coral and other marine biodiversity and has accidental shipwrecks and vessels deliberately sunk in an effort to provide a habitat for marine organisms and bolster the local dive tourism industry.

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Ciao Hotel

Overlooking the Red Sea and Sinai Mountains, Ciao Hotel is peacefully situated on a private section of Nuweiba’s Dunes Beach. It offers rooms with a balcony facing the garden or outdoor pool. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 6.6/10.

$25 - $60

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Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel

Located on its own private, sandy beach in Nuweiba, Swisscare features panoramic Gulf of Aqaba views. It has an outdoor pool and a PADI-diving centre on site. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$45 - $140

 
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Villa Kareem

Offering a garden, Villa Kareem is located in Dahab. Canyon dive site is 300 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Villa Kareem also includes a barbecue. The area is popular for horse riding and snorkelling. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$75

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Habiba Organic Farm

Habiba Organic Farm is located in Nuweiba. The accommodation will provide you with a patio and a terrace. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave and an oven. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

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Helnan Nuweiba Bay Resort

This Red Sea resort features a 900-metre private beach stretching along the Gulf of Aqaba. The Helnan Nuweiba Bay offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a tiled sundeck terrace. The bungalow-style accommodation is surrounded by palm trees. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$15 - $270

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Dive Urge

Dive Urge

Dive Urge is a warm, friendly, family run guest house, which offers a home from home feel for your holiday. Beautifully located directly on the shores of Eel Garden, Dahab. and just a 5 minute stroll into town. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$34

 
$349.0
Villa Kareem

Villa Kareem

Offering a garden, Villa Kareem is located in Dahab. Canyon dive site is 300 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Villa Kareem also includes a barbecue. The area is popular for horse riding and snorkelling. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$75

$759.0
Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel

Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel

Located on its own private, sandy beach in Nuweiba, Swisscare features panoramic Gulf of Aqaba views. It has an outdoor pool and a PADI-diving centre on site. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$45 - $140

 
$458.6
Al Sayadeen Village Red Sea Riviera

Al Sayadeen Village Red Sea Riviera

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Al Sayadeen Village Red Sea Riviera is located in Nuweiba. Each room here will provide you with a satellite TV, air conditioning and a terrace. Private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$42

$428.0
Helnan Nuweiba Bay Resort

Helnan Nuweiba Bay Resort

This Red Sea resort features a 900-metre private beach stretching along the Gulf of Aqaba. The Helnan Nuweiba Bay offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a tiled sundeck terrace. The bungalow-style accommodation is surrounded by palm trees. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$15 - $270

 
$157.7
Coral Resort Nuweiba

Coral Resort Nuweiba

Overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba, this 4-star resort features luscious gardens of flowers and palms and an extended private sandy beach on the Red Sea. The resort has 3 restaurants and bars. It offers rooms with balconies or patios. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$16 - $9999

 
$167.4
Tropitel Dahab Oasis

Tropitel Dahab Oasis

The 3 star Tropitel Dahab Oasis is located on the coast of Aqaba Gulf. The hotel has its own private beach, an outdoor swimming pool heated during winter and a diving centre overlooking the Blue Hole diving spot. Average score from 534 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$21 - $630

 
$217.4
Ciao Hotel

Ciao Hotel

Overlooking the Red Sea and Sinai Mountains, Ciao Hotel is peacefully situated on a private section of Nuweiba’s Dunes Beach. It offers rooms with a balcony facing the garden or outdoor pool. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 6.6/10.

$25 - $60

$256.6
Habiba Organic Farm

Habiba Organic Farm

Habiba Organic Farm is located in Nuweiba. The accommodation will provide you with a patio and a terrace. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave and an oven. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-

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Diving
The gulf is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world. About 250,000 dives are performed annually in Eilat's 11 km coastline, and diving represents 10% of the tourism income of this area
Snorkeling
The clear waters of the Red Sea make for good snorkeling.

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