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The best dive sites in Dubai

Dubai, one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, is known for its luxurious shopping, modern architecture, and bustling nightlife. However, it is also a great destination for scuba diving, with clear waters and diverse marine life.



Here are some of the best dive sites in Dubai:


  1. Anchor Barge: This dive site is located off the coast of Palm Jumeirah and is known for its artificial reef created by a sunken barge. The site is home to a variety of marine life, including barracuda, snappers, and jacks.

  2. Zainab Wreck: This dive site is located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach and is home to the remains of a cargo ship that sank in 2001. The site is now an artificial reef that is home to a variety of marine life, including lionfish, groupers, and moray eels

  3. Car Cemetery: This unique dive site is located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach and is home to a collection of sunken cars. The site is now an artificial reef that is home to a variety of marine life, including rays, turtles, and jacks.

  4. Victoria Star Wreck: The Victoria Star sank around August or September 2013 after being hit by another vessel. As a new wreck it only has a few fish, but the site is improving very quickly, and is suitable for most levels at a depth of around 25 metres.

  5. Princess Wreck: This is the amazing dive site of general cargo ship My Princess, which reportedly sank 11th of Feb 2023. It is 25 metres in depth and is aimed at advanced divers as the current can occasionally be quite strong.


In conclusion, Dubai offers a range of unique and exciting dive sites for divers of all levels. From artificial reefs to sunken cars, there is something for everyone in Dubai's underwater world. Whether you're looking for a thrill or a leisurely dive, Dubai is a great destination for scuba diving.

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