Arabian Nights - The Best of Saudi Arabia

In "The Living Sea" Jacques Cousteau wrote that the Farasan Banks in Saudi Arabia was one of the most fascinating areas he had visited. This story shows what diving in the Red Sea used to be like.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

The Red Sea is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world, but most people never venture beyond Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh or Hughada.

Although these areas also offer great diving, they're nothing compared to the pristine waters of the Saudi Arabian coast.

This area has hardly been visited by divers since Jacques Cousteau was here in the 1960-ies, and it shows: The coral reefs are untouched, and the marine life is even better than what is found further north.

Schools of barracudas and jacks, sharks, dolphins and turles are common - but even the macro life is surprisingly good: Small whip coral shrimps and gobies, nudibranchs and squid are found everywhere, especially on night dives.

This story tells the tale of a liveaboard trip to the Farasan Banks southwest of Jeddah. For eleven days we cruised among the hundreds of reefs and small islands without seeing any other boats.

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