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Visit Kuwait and explore the tip of the mysterious Arabian Gulf.

Diving in Kuwait

Quick facts


Located in the northwestern region of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait has a coastline of around 100 miles. With clear seas and vibrant seascapes, it’s no wonder diving is a popular sport among locals and visitors alike in Kuwait. The best diving can be found by travelling to islands not far from shore.
At these nearby islands, you can explore some of the most diverse coral reefs in the Middle East. Conditions are usually best in the spring and summer months, with currents perfectly suited for drift diving.

When to go

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What to see

Language:
Arabic, English widely spoken
Currency:
Kuwati dinar
Time:
GMT +3
Climate:
Dry, desert conditions. Extremely hot summers.
Natural hazards:
Sandstorms
Diving season:
12 months
Water temperature:
23C/73F (Winter)
28C/82F (Summer)
Air temperature:
18C/65F (Winter)
45C/114F (Summer)

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Country

The State of Kuwait is a sovereign emirate on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north and west.

Kuwait has a warm tropical climate. Summer, which lasts from April to September, is extremely hot and dry with temperatures easily crossing 45 °C (113 °F) during daytime. Winter season, from November through February, is cool with some rain and average temperatures around 13 °C (56 °F) with extremes from -2 °C to 27 °C. Annual rainfall averages less than 127 mm and occurs chiefly between October and April.


Getting there

The only commercial airport in Kuwait is Kuwait International Airport, located in the south of the capital, Kuwait City. Many airlines fly into this airport, including Emirates, Quatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. Working in Kuwait requires a Work Permit and an Iqama.

Key Dive Sites

  • Bnaider reefs
  • Garoh Island

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Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.
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