Scuba Diving in Socotra Islands

Scuba diving in Socotra has gained more importance among visitors to the island during the last years. Socotra Island’s warm tropical waters are legendary among divers for their dramatically sheer walls

rising from the depths to within inches of the surface and capped with thriving coral reefs.

Socotra Island is home to more than 680 species of fish about 230 species of hard corals (five are endemic) and 30 species of soft corals. In addition to 300 species of crustaceans (nine are endemic), 490 species of mollusks, and 230 species of algae.

A mild climate all year round (except the monsoon), water temperatures of 27 to 36°C, depending on the season, crystal clear waters, and the likelihood of viewing species like barracudas, monkfish, dolphins, rays and even mantas are the main reasons why lovers of this sport consider the island of Socotra more and more for their diving holidays.

From current swept plateaus to sheltered coral gardens, Socotra offers a wonderful range of diving for every level of interest and skill. Socotra also offers extraordinary dives of some old shipwrecks.

The majority of diving on the Island is drift diving along the walls, and coral gardens of the outer reefs, with the dive boat following along from the surface to meet you upon ascent.


Snorkeling in Socotra Islands

With unparalleled biodiversity and beauty, Socotra Island snorkeling sites provide exciting snorkeling opportunities as well.  Enjoy the soothing tranquility of this fascinating paradise as you watch multitudes of colorful reef fish glide among dense coral formations sprinkled with giant clams, turtles, sharks, and barracudas.