Bedouin Garden Village Hotel and Dive Center
In front of Marine Park, S Beach Hwy, Aqaba, Jordan
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Bedouin Garden Village Hotel and Dive CenterThe Red Sea is prime snorkeling and scuba diving territory, and Aqaba has plenty of outfitters ready to get you beneath the waves. Bedouin Garden Village, on the highway just south of the city, is one of the most experienced operators. The hotel and dive center enjoys a prime location near South Beach, allowing novice divers to wade out from the sand with their instructor and practice over the shallow reefs near the shore. More experienced divers will want to take their boat farther afield, however, to the many world-class dive sites along the coast. The team at Bedouin Garden Village will gladly bring you to spots like Cedar Pride, where a ship was deliberately scuttled more than 30 years ago and is now encrusted with coral and surrounded by a rich variety of marine life, as well as the celebrated Rainbow Reef and Japanese Garden, both of which boast spectacular coral. The latter also has great accessibility if all you want to do is snorkel.