Diving and snorkelling in Socotra is one of the most important activities for visitors since the last years. Why is Socotra famous for diving and snorkelling? Because Socotra has five unique hotspots’ with outstanding marine life, as follows:
Dihamri protected area with more than 80 kinds of corals and 150 sorts of fishes including decoration and coloured fishes. The underwater relief is astonishing and you can dive up to 50 meters deep, it’s also the best place for snorkelling.
Rosh protected area is a marine zone about 1 km from the shore, it’s a 10 to 15 meters deep reef.
Adho, where the possibility for diving is up to 30 meters deep with scoop of fishes, you can also snorkel in the shallowest waters.
Erissel is in easternmost tip of the island, at junction between the Arabian sea and Indian Ocean. It is a well known trade route, and during the last 50 years, several ships wrecked in these waters where their wrecks can be seen. It has been declared protected area.
Shuab is on the west of the island where can be found the biggest wreck.