Prepare for the amazing adventures this kingdom has to offer its citizens and visitors, from watersports to exploring undersea treasures.
Saudi Arabia has it all for you, from soaking up the sun on a beach to scuba diving to shipwrecks and cruises.
The Arabian Sea, the Arabian Gulf, and the Red Sea surround the Arabian Peninsula, making an excursion on or in the water a perfect way to experience the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Red Sea Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: The Red Sea is home to about 1,200 different fish species, with roughly 20% unique to the Red Sea. More than 1,000 invertebrate species, 200 soft and hard corals, and the ruins and treasures of shipwrecks from the past can all be found here.
Visiting a Desert Lake: Al Kharrarah National Park, on the outskirts of Riyadh, is home to a desert lake. A temporary lake known as Lake Kharrarah, also known as the Lake of Liquid Light, develops after heavy rains and can be deep enough to swim in. Take a dip or picnic on the beach while seeing the neighbouring red sandhills. Drive alongside Lake Kharrarah to observe the Hifna Waterfall, which cascades down red dunes. Even if you visit after the water has disappeared, the beautiful green lakebed it leaves behind, and the fauna and migratory birds it attracts will show you how it worked.
Exploring on Boats and Cruises: A boat ride should be included in your Saudi itinerary for individuals who enjoy being on the water. Whether you're sailing through Umluj's archipelago of more than 100 islands, taking a boat to Farasan Island's mangrove woods, or taking a full-fledged cruise, being on the water is a terrific opportunity to obtain a 360-degree view of your surroundings. Consider a luxury cruise that includes access to NEOM-protected islands that are not ordinarily accessible to the public. You'll also be able to dive into the stunning Georgios G shipwreck, commonly known as the Saudi Titanic.
Diving in Shram Obhur: Although you'll be entering the sea from the shore, diving in Sharm Obhur feels a lot like diving on a boat. This gorgeous and easy-to-explore reef is a short drive north of Jeddah city centre, near the Bhadur Resort, and is a beautiful spot to start earning your diving stripes.
Turtles, the namesake "Nemo" clownfish, lionfish, a slew of eels, and even the uncommon bull shark make up your underwater greeting committee. Make sure you take precautions before diving in shark-infested regions to ensure a safe dive.
Explore Shipwrecks: The Staphonos, commonly known as the Cable Wreck, is the most renowned shipwreck in Abu Tair. Its cargo consisted primarily of cables, chain fences, and massive steel beams when it went down in 1978.
Much of the wreck is brilliantly lit by the light streaming through the crystal-clear seas when it sits on its side during calm days, making it simple to explore for divers. Whitetip sharks, schools of goatfish, and blue-spotted rays frequent the remains of the Stephanos.