The Liveabroad Story
Departure base of the cruise is the port of Al-Lith located 210 km south of Jeddah. In the spring, a few miles outside the port, it is easy to come across families of whale sharks intent on feeding on the rich plankton present below the coast in these waters. After navigation for about 3 hours, we will reach the first dive sites. Primordial places that will immediately give the feeling of being in an unexplored world. The island of Mar Mar besides being a splendid dive is an excellent night mooring. Not far away are the Islands of Dohra, Jadir, and Malathu and the splendid outcropping Long Reef. Sailing for 25 miles to the south you will come across a second reef area which includes Sha’ab Ammar, a large horseshoe-shaped reef also used as a night mooring. Continuing southwards we meet the Islands of Dannak, Jabara, Eagle, and the coral atolls of Muddar, Fantasy, and Choppy, stages of spectacular diving. A common feature of all these dive sites is the incredible variety of hard and soft coral found on the plateaus as well as the massive presence of coral and pass fish. Diving on the falls of the plateaus, generally oriented to the north and south, you can witness the passage of the large pelagic fish including schools of hammerhead sharks and the tiger shark admired several times in different diving points. The last dive at Canyon reef will close this wonderful itinerary on the edge of reality.