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Eritrea Scuba Diving

The most popular scuba diving destinations in Eritrea are the Dahlak Islands in the Red Sea and the mainland coastal town of Massawa.

Scuba Diving in Massawa

The coastal city of Massawa is the largest natural deep water port on the Red Sea. It is a city built on the fossil remains of a coral reef. Massawa is divided into three parts, Batse Island (aka Batswa Island), Tualud Island (aka Twalet Island), and mainland Massawa. All three sections are connected by causeways. The island of Batse has many interesting historic sites and the island of Taulud has several small hotels. There is usually a lot of fish and other sea life around Massawa but there is also usually quite a lot of plankton.

Wikipedia Introduction to Massawa

WikiTravel Massawa Travel Guide

Diving the Dahlak Islands

span class="ptitle">Wikipedia Introduction to the Dahlak Islands The Dahlak Archipelago is a group of Eritrean Islands in the Read Sea, off the coast of the city of Massawa. The archipelago consists of two large islands, the most populated of which is Dahlak Kebir, and several smaller islands. The islands have a spectacular variety of marine life and usually excellent underwater visibility. Underwater sights coral formations, pumice stone formations formed by underwater volcanoes, and shipwrecks.

The Dahlak Archipelago of Eritrea
Dahlak Archipelago profile on the Eritrea.be Web site.

More About Diving in Eritrea

Eritrea requires that all scuba divers be accompanied by a diving guide from the Ministry of Marine Resources "Eritrea Dive Centre". The number of dive boats available is limited so advance reservations are highly recommended.

Eritrea Tours Diving Safari

Eritrea Travel Guide

Caution about Malaria Medication and Diving: Before you dive in Eritrea and other diving destinations in malarial zones you will need to learn about issues related to anti-malaria medications and decompression.

See also:
More About Scuba Diving in Africa
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