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This is one of the four most westerly islands in the Farasan Banks, located 48km from Al Lith in Saudi Arabia's Makkah Region. On the eastern side of this island, the wall slopes from 0 to 500 meters, offering a diverse underwater landscape filled with breathtaking caverns, lagoons, and small caves. These walls are home to an abundance of marine life, including Yellow Spotted Sweetlips, Marble Grouper, Blue Spotted Stingrays, Turtles, and various reef sharks.

The northern plateau of this island is known as the washing machine site, aptly named due to the strong current that can reach speeds of 2 to 3 knots. Dive enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to experts, can explore this exhilarating site and encounter Manta rays, White Tip Sharks, Saw Tooth Sharks, Buffalo Head (Bumphead) Parrotfish, Pick Handle Barracuda, and Silky Sharks. It's guaranteed to provide an unforgettable experience, but remember to dive safely and always with a buddy.

With excellent visibility reaching up to 21 meters and a maximum depth of 28 meters, this dive site in Saudi Arabia offers an ideal environment for underwater exploration. Whether you are a novice diver or an experienced one, this location has something to offer for everyone. Immerse yourself in the underwater wonders of this Farasan Banks island and embark on a thrilling dive adventure that will leave you in awe.

Dive safely, dive with a buddy, and go with the flow to make the most of your exciting and unforgettable dive experience in Saudi Arabia's Farasan Banks.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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