Sharm Obhur Dive Centers, Jeddah 23733, Saudi Arabia
The appeal of diving at Sharm Obhur is how much it feels like a boat dive, despite the fact you’ll be entering the water from the shore. A short drive north of Jeddah city centre, close to the Bahadur Resort, this beautiful and easy to explore reef is the perfect place to cut your teeth and earn your scuba stripes.
For company, expect to meet turtles, the eponymous ‘Nemo’ clownfish, and lionfish, a host of eels and – if your luck’s really in, or not – the rare bull shark. Sharm Obhur is also popular for those that like to brave a night dive.