Travel Photo of the Week: Aqaba, Jordan

I am just finishing up 10 days in Jordan, traveling with James of Nomadic Notes and having gone to many of the most important attractions. Jordan is way more than just Petra (that’s not really surprising), and after this extended tour, I’m not sure where to begin blogging. The nights in the desert? The Crusader castles? Roman ruins? The Dead Sea? The Moses-related sites? How about our furthest point south? The Red Sea.

I went scuba diving with SeaStar Water Sports, a Red Sea dive shop just 10 minutes south of Aqaba. A great time! I’ll blog about that too. But for now, let’s do Travel Photo of the Week from a wreck dive just a stone’s throw from shore. Under the shelter of part of the ship we came across a half dozen lionfish with their beautiful (and poisonous!) “plumage” drifting slowly in and out of a huge cloud of tiny fish.

I have a short video clip of that as well which I will post when I get a faster internet connection.

TRAVEL PHOTOS OF THE WEEK 2012: Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

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6 thoughts on “Travel Photo of the Week: Aqaba, Jordan

  • May 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    So lucky you get to travel with James! He’s the best!
    I know exactly what you mean about having so much content that you don’t even know where to start blogging. Glad you uncorked the bottle and are starting to share your adventures with us.

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  • July 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Wow, I keep hearing the diving is great at the Red Sea! That’s also a hell of a lot of fish in the background. Would you recommend this spot? I hear there are many spots with wreckage.

    • July 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      I definitely liked the dive shop SeaStar WaterSports. The people were great and the owner, a classy older gentleman, is a real pleasure to chat with. Basically wherever you dive in Aqaba you are a short drive to all the sites, 10 minutes or so max. This awesome huge wreck and an old tank are what I saw. Everything is shore dives. Easy peasy. I’m behind (big surprise, never happens. Ahem.) so watch for a post about it! 🙂

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