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Things to do in Dubai- Explore the Underworld

Credit: Creative Commons
Credit: Creative Commons
Try the fairly untrodden path and explore the underwater world around Dubai. Get the out-of-the-world feeling by swimming with the fishes and other aquatic animals, and carry it in your heart forever.
1) Dibba Island

The island is filled with corals of different sizes and shapes. The reefs start forming at the depth of 15 meters, and are structured in myriad colours. Aquatic creatures such as turtles, Clownfish, Jawfish, sharks, etc. swim past the divers making the experience unearthly.
Start from: Khor Fakkan port for about four nautical miles
Depth: 16 metres

2) Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Credit: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Credit: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Discover the thrills of diving in a secure environment by plunging into the 10-million litre tank at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Anyone can experience the adventure whether they are a certified diver or not.
Location: The Dubai Mall
Depth: 10 metres

3) Shark Island

And you guessed it right! The highlight of this spot is the Black-tipped reef sharks. The chances of spotting a shark are at its maximum here, also as an added advantage the nearby shore is good for picnics and lazing before and after plummeting into the cool waters.
Start from: Khor Fakkan port for about 1 nautical mile
Depth: 3-15 metres

4) Martini Rock
Credit: Creative Commons/Derek Keats
Credit: Creative Commons/Derek Keats
This multi-coloured coral projection lies close to the coast and is ideal for a night dive due to its ease of navigation, and closeness to the land. The location can be reached easily through a speedy boat.
Start from: Khor Fakkan port for about 1.3 nautical mile
Depth: 3-22 metres

5) Car Cemetery

This artificial reef was created by sinking more than 20 cars and trucks. The vehicles are now fully covered with marine life and at times seem truly eerie to see tiny fishes dart through it.
Start from: Khor Fakkan port for about 4 nautical miles
Depth: 16-18 metres

So gear up  for this amazing adventure and book your flights at the earliest.

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