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Dive restrictions off Fujairah

Discussion in 'The Gulf' started by Searcaigh, May 26, 2019.

  1. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Due to a recent incident of "sabotage" off Fujairah a couple of weeks ago, the authorities have put restrictions on where dive boats can operate along a stretch of the east coast of UAE.

    This is basically from the oil terminal in Fujairah northwards past the port of Khorfakkan (I'll upload a map later)

    Not surprisingly our two main deep wrecks (Ines and Anita), which are in the area where many tankers park, are now out of bounds.

    However other recreational sites affected include, Inchcape 2, Martini Rock, Martini Bay, Hole in the Wall, Anemone Gardens and Coral Gardens around Sharq Island.

    While it may be good for some sites like Inchcape 2 to recover from over diving, it may put additional pressure on other sites further north.
     
  2. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    I saw that. I wondered about Inch 10 and Deep Reef, while outside the zone - I wonder if people will be moved on because they're "quiet close"

    Is the XR Tug okay? or AoB

    Certainly going to impact the business of some centres too which is already precocious
     
  3. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This is the area that is now "out of bounds"

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    Typical parking area where within this lays the Ines (72m) and Anita (80m)

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  4. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Tug is still dive able as is Deep Reef since they are south of the main tanker parking area
     
  5. MarkH

    MarkH Solo Diver

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    I was just there a few days ago diving more Northern sites (Inchcape 1, Dibba Rock). The major site that this ban would affect is probably Martini Rock, which is too bad since that is probably my favorite site.
     

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