Dubai being a seaport is littered with self-contained ecosystems in the wrecks of the Persian Gulf. Some are depths that only technical divers are qualified for but, for the most part, a portion of the wreck, the MV Dara is accessible to advanced divers.In the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah is a favorite site featuring warm water, bleached sand and tropical fish. Sharm rock and Martini rock are pinnacles in the area that are a natural aquarium for marine species. The pinnacles are adorned with pink and purple corals. Depths for these landmarks start at 20ft (5m) and descend to over 160ft (50m) and the water temperature varies from 75°F (22°C) in the winter months to 91°F (33°C) in the summer months when a wetsuit is definitely optional.
Dubai Sea Life
Over 500 species of fish reside in the waters surrounding Dubai as well as the second largest colony of endangered sea cow or ‘dugong’ in the world. Sandy pearl beds are gathering places for barracudas, manta rays, turtles and sea snakes whilst batfish and Arabian angelfish circle the bows and sterns of the majestic wrecks. During the months of October to April, sailfish make their seasonal appearance in these waters.
How To Get There
It is simple and painless getting to Dubai as long as you don’t hold an Israeli passport and you are not coming from India or Pakistan. The airlines that service the UAE are some of the best in the market and flights are readily available from all international airports around the globe. Public transport comes in the well-serviced form of a bus, tram and monorail.
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