Sea & Dive Trips
Have you thought of Kuwait as a diving spot? Unbelievable right? Kuwait and the rest of Middle Eastern countries won’t be left behind when it comes to places offering the world underwater adventure sites. Here are the 5 diving sites in Kuwait you should visit with Octopus for diving, snorkeling, or diving.
Qarouh Island or Jazirat Qarouh Island is a favorite among fishing hobbyists and divers. The island received its name from the large amounts of qar or petroleum sediments in the area. When diving here, you can cross encounters with its underwater residents like the Trigger fish, Surgeon fish, and gonipora corals. Qarouh Island is the smallest among the other Kuwaiti islands and also the farthest island from the Kuwaiti mainland. Qarouh is about a 40-minute boat ride from where our speed boat located in Khiran Resort port.
Umm Al Maradim
Umm Al Maradim island lies at the southernmost marine borders, almost near the shores of Saudi Arabia. Unlike the other islands in Kuwait, Umm Al Maradim is the only island that can be reached by ships due to its deep waters. This was once a popular destination for pearl divers, but nowadays it’s visited for its migratory and sedentary birds. When diving, see yourself surrounded by schools of Blue Angels and Moon Wrasse. Umm Al Maradim is about a 25-minute boat ride from where our speed boat located in Khiran Resort port.
Kubbar Island is a sandy island 30 kilometers south of Kuwait and 29 kilometers off the coast of Failaka, right in the Persian Gulf. This almost circular island can also be known from its other names such as Kobar Island or Jazerat Kubar. Despite its confusing names, the island is historically famous for the colonies of sea birds around its land covered in shrubs and Seidlitzia. Kubbar is about a 45-minute boat ride from where our speed boat located in Khiran Resort port. Usually the water runs from 4 to 14 meters deep, and most of the coral is about 9 meters down.
The Donkey Reef is a small circular reef that is closest to Khiran. It is shallow, but that doesn’t make it less exciting. Here you can see resident turtles, puffer fish, barracudas, rays, flatheads, shrimp gobies, jawfish, and absolutely more. It is about a 10-minute boat ride from where our speed boat located in Khiran Resort port. It is one of those reefs that you shouldn’t underestimate!
Jaber Al-Kuwait Reserves
Jaber Al-Kuwait Reserves located in the south of Doha and Bnaider, about 1.6 kilometers from the coast and five kilometers from Ras Al-Zour. The project, which was inaugurated in 2003, is about concrete materials at the bottom of the sea with suitable depths to create an environment suitable for the settlement of coral larvae, in addition to providing caches for fish and other marine organisms. It is about a 30-minute boat ride from where our speed boat located in Khiran Resort port.
5 Mile Reef
Just located south of Fahaheel, the 5 Mile Reef is the place for those who’re brave enough to go night diving. 12 meters alongside its reef, you can wreck-dive around an old barge. Furthermore, if you’ve decided to do a night dive, you’ll probably see sea pens and – if you’re lucky enough – you could also see sand sharks. It is about a 1-hour boat ride from where our speed boat located in Khiran Resort port.
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