Yemen is a Middle Eastern country located on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia. With a population of more than 20 million people, Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the North, the Red Sea to the West, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the South, and Oman to the east.
Its territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 415 kilometres (259 miles) to the south of Yemen, off the coast of Somalia.
- Socotra Island - spectacular underwater scenery, shipwrecks, beautiful corals, giant groupers, black tip sharks, dolphins and more may be seen at a variety of diving sites. Socotra Island is the only place you will find the Dragon’s Blood Tree, as it exists nowhere else in the world.
- Kadman Island, part of the Kamaran group of Islands
- Rocky Banks - in March, whale sharks as well as manta rays gather in this area.
- Visibility can be less, around 15-20 meters depending on the season
- The Government of the Republic of Yemen refuses entry and transit facilities to holders of Israeli passports, or holders of passports containing visas valid or expired for Israel or any indication (such as entry or exit stamps) that the holder has visited Israel.
- Malaria risk
|Diving season:||12 months|
|Water temperature:||25C/77F (Winter) 26C/79F (Summer)|
|Air Temperature:||15C/60F (Winter) 34C/92F (Summer)|