Obhur Beach – Jeddah – Saudi Arabia
What is Scuba Diving?
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses an apparatus which is completely independent of surface supply to breathe underwater. The name “scuba”, an acronym of “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”, was first used by Christian J. Lambertsen in a patent submitted in 1952. Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas, usually compressed air, allowing them greater independence and freedom of movement than surface-supplied divers, and longer underwater endurance than breath-hold divers. Although the use of compressed air is common, a mixture of air and oxygen called enriched air or nitrox has become popular due to its benefit of reduced nitrogen intake during long or repetitive dives. Breathing gas diluted with helium may be used to reduce nitrogen narcosis.
Diving Sites in the Program:
La Plage House Reef
La Plague Resort house reef is an excellent location for diving and snorkeling alike. Located at the Jeddah Creek entrance, this site allows for a high flow of fish species going in and out of the creek. The site is well maintained and suitable for all diver levels. The typical red sea corals and reef can be found here. Look for passing manta rays, blue spotted rays, groupers, sea turtles, clownfish, box fish, and more!
A reef island creating a living habitat for plenty of fish and corals. Easy entry from boat and always protected from rough waves and currents. Marine interaction in the area is very interesting as in the north of the island lives a school of Trevally that feeds on early morning. Excellent location for beginners Resident school of Trevally, Malek fish, large resident moray eel, parrot fish, clown fish, jellyfish
Chicken Wreck (M.V Glaros),
M.V. Glaros was a 60m diesel refrigerator vessel. It rests on its side at around 20m depth. It is known as ’Chicken Wreck’ due to its cargo of frozen chickens which can still be found inside the hold. It ran aground on the 20/11/76 and later sank on the 22/11/76. All crew were rescued.
You can find a selection of hard and soft corals growing on the masts. Usual selection of Red Sea fauna and flora is in abundance. A large abundance of pipefish can be found here.
Fire Coral Garden
A suitable dive site for beginners and advanced divers alike. The site is a coral island. A fire coral garden line is connected to the west side of the island. The main feature of this sire is a large fire coral fans that extends for an extended distance. The fire coral clusters are in healthy condition.
Ann Ann (Wreck)
Ann Ann is the largest shipwreck available for diving in Jeddah, the wreck is in a very good shape, the wreck is suitable for intermediate and expert divers, the wreck is trapped between two reefs and reaches a depth of 30 meters and starts at around 14 meters.
you can find snappers, blue spotted stingrays are residing at the sand next to the wreck, shellfish and Tuna are also finding home next to the wreck. schools of barracuda all year round
The trip begins at the assembly point in diving centre in Obhur in Jeddah for the group to go to the marina of the city of lakes, and then the boat will go to the previously scheduled diving site.
The trips depart from 7 in the morning heading to Marsa, the city of lakes, and head to the first site until 11:00, and then go to the second site for me until 1:00 This package is designed to enjoy the best of what the red sea can offer. Corals, reef islands, and plenty of marine life. You will enjoy diving on shipwrecks and reef islands in crystal clear water with visibility reaching or exceeding 50 Meters. Suitable for both beginner and advanced divers, the sites we chose for you will exceed your expectations.
|Day||Activity||Site 1||Site 2||Duration|
|1||Resort Diving||La Plage||–||7 Hours|
|2||Boat Diving||Fire Coral Garden||Hussam Reef||5 Hours|
|3||Boat Diving||Chicken Wreck||Chicken Wreck||5 Hours|
|4||Boat Diving||Ann Ann Wreck||Ann Ann Wreck||5 Hours|
|5||Boat Diving||Abou Madafea Cave||Abu Madafea Reef||5 Hours|
|6||Boat Leisure Trip||Bayada Reefs||5 Hours|
About the Vessel
Al-haddad SCUBA is a traditional Saudi boat of (Sanbouk) Family. The Sanbouks are small fiberglass boats made for fishing primarily, they are low riding boats, these boats come in lengths ranging between 6 meters and 10.5 Meters. Our vessel is 8.5 Meters long and 2.3 Meters wide. The Sanbouks are excellent boats of the nature of the red sea, as they have a very shallow draft of only 30 to 50 cm, they are perfect for the reef islands as they can get very close. Our vessel can take a total of 10 passengers plus captain and guide. It is also equipped with an excellent sound system that would help get you moving when you want to party. The cruising speed of the vessel is between 14-16 knots fully loaded.
What is Includud?
- Flight Ticket with flynas from and to Salzburg
- Accommodation in 4 Stars Hotel on BB basis
- Diving program as mentioned above
- Diving Trips include Snacks, Cylinders and Weights
- Recreational trips include snacks, snorkel equipment and floats
- Transportation from and to Airport
- Daily transportation from Hotel to assembly point then back to hotel