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About Scuba Diving in Dubai

Consider diving underwater with a companion of little marine critters. Isn't that thrilling? Feel what it's like to plunge deep into the sea like a fish. Scuba diving in Dubai allows you to explore the Persian Gulf while also interacting with aquatic wildlife. This scuba diving in Dubai package is designed to fulfill the demands of both experienced and novice divers, ensuring a fantastic adventure. When compared to other places, Dubai is generally pleasant throughout the winter months. For the best vision and comfort above the surface, visit Dubai outside of peak summer or winter months.

Dubai offers a wide range of recreational activities and water sports, making it an ideal destination for thrill seekers. In Dubai, there are a lot of fantastic scuba diving places where you can get up and personal with a variety of water critters such as jellyfish, rays, and even sharks! Scuba diving centers in Dubai provide both discovery packages and advanced certification courses for people who want to try the sport for the first time. Here is a list of top places to engage in scuba diving in Dubai.


Places for Scuba Diving in Dubai

The View at the Palm
Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis the Palm is home to the city's largest open-air aquarium, as well as one of Dubai's most popular tourist destinations for scuba diving. The Ambassador Lagoon, where you may explore 65,000 marine animals, offers a variety of diving opportunities for both certified and non-certified divers. The Atlantis Dive Discovery is suitable for beginners who want to try scuba diving in Dubai for the first time. You'll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving before exploring Atlantis' spectacular ruins and interesting aquatic life. The cost of this scuba diving excursion starts at AED 1,350 per person.

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Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, located in Dubai Mall near the Burj Khalifa, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Dubai. The aquarium provides a one-of-a-kind scuba diving experience for certified and non-certified divers alike. The Dubai Aquarium tank, which houses over 30,000 interesting aquatic creatures, is one of the coolest spots to scuba dive in Dubai. It also features the world's largest collection of sand tiger sharks. Get close contact with sharks and rays in a caged dive at Dubai Mall for an exciting and unique scuba diving experience. A diving teacher is present during the 20-30 minute safe shark encounter.

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Dubai Marina during Sunset
Dubai Marina

Residents of Dubai Marina can also go scuba diving at Marina Beach in JBR, which is one of the greatest scuba diving spots in the city. Scuba Shade is a diving center in Dubai that offers a variety of scuba diving packages ranging from beginner to advanced. Deep sea diving for PADI certified divers are one of the best characteristics of Dubai Marina scuba diving. Discovery packages and certification courses are available for scuba diving in Dubai Marina. AED 578 per person for an exploration package of scuba diving in Dubai. The price can range from AED 1,575 to AED 1,575 depending on the package you choose.

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Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach

Scuba diving in open waters is far more exciting, and you can do it at Jumeirah Beach in the Arabian Gulf's blue waters. Dive deep into the ocean and engage with marine life in its natural environment while scuba diving at Jumeirah beach. Don't worry if you've never dived before; Bermuda Diving Center at Jumeirah Beach offers a variety of diving lessons according to your skill level. A basic scuba diving Dubai ticket costs AED 299 at Bermuda Diving Center. This includes full diving equipment and 30 minutes of training, as well as instructor-led scuba diving and underwater fish feeding.

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Dubai Worlds Island

Dubai World Islands are a collection of manmade islands that are now home to small colonies of marine flora and wildlife, making it one of the newest scuba diving destinations on the west coast. The surrounding areas have been well-maintained to foster expansion, and it is expected that it will soon be one of the top scuba diving destinations in the UAE.

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Sheikh Mohammad’s Barrage

Many sites have been created by sinking ships and barges off the coast of Dubai to encourage the growth of corals and other marine life. Sheikh Mohammad's Barge is one of the most significant ones. The gulf is 18 to 23 meters deep, and examining it all will need at least two dives. Coral development has transformed this spot, allowing you to enjoy the best scuba diving in Dubai.

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Tips for Scuba Diving in Dubai

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  • Check to see if the weather is suitable for scuba diving.
  • Do not enter the water on your own. Make sure you have a qualified professional with you in case something goes wrong.
  • Avoid touching or approaching aquatic life by following good underwater etiquette.
  • Observe all safety precautions written on various notice boards in the proximity.
  • Keep a tight eye on your surroundings and keep close to the reefs.
  • The best place to try something new is underwater, unless you are a licensed diver. So, while diving, relax and take it easy.
  • In an emergency, never lose your temper, and keep your cool at all times. Relax and leave the rest to the professionals.
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Know Before you Go For Scuba Diving in Dubai

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Age Limit:

Scuba diving is only permitted for tourists aged 10 and up.


9 AM to 9 PM.

Other Restrictions:

Guests who are pregnant or have mobility issues will not be permitted to participate in the experience. Before the dive, you must fill out and sign medical forms. Before flying, a 24-hour surface interval is required.

Best Time to Visit:

Although scuba diving is available all year in Dubai the ideal time to indulge in scuba diving is between the months of September to March. Dubai is often nice during the winter months when compared to other places. Visit Dubai outside of peak summer or winter months for the best visibility and comfort above the surface.

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FAQ's of Scuba Diving

Is Scuba Diving in Dubai safe for first timers?

Yes. Dubai is an excellent site to try scuba diving for the first time. A number of experienced individuals can assist you in safely exploring the underwater world and you can also take part in scuba diving courses.

Do I need any medical certificate for scuba diving in Dubai?

Yes, a medical certificate is required for scuba diving for both beginners and professionals in Dubai.

Do I need to be a good swimmer to do scuba diving in Dubai?

No, you do not need to be a good swimmer to indulge in scuba diving in Dubai.

Is a diving certificate necessary for scuba diving in Dubai?

It is not illegal to dive without a scuba certification, but no reputable dive center or club would allow someone to dive with them unless they were qualified.

What is the optimum weight limit required for Scuba Diving in Dubai?

There is no maximum weight limit for adventure scuba diving. However, it is a sport, and participation in most sports necessitates a certain level of fitness. To establish physical conformity, every active diver needs to receive a medical checkup once a year.

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