Imagine this. You are waving to a bunch of turtles, gracefully passing by underwater, instead of being stuck in a traffic jam or doing the same old monotonous chores this weekend. Does this figment of imagination make you smile? Drive to the beautiful beach town of Al Lith, a short drive (1 hour 39 minutes) away from the second largest city in Saudi Arabia — Jeddah. Located in the Mecca province, Al Lith sits alongside the famous Red Sea.
The region, surprisingly has all the right things in the right places to make it a perfect diving spot; clear visibility, warm water throughout the year, stunning under-water sea life, corals, mild currents, and most importantly, it is not crowded at all.
Here you can spot sea turtles, sharks, and vividly attractive coral reefs if you choose to dive in, or, you could simply relax by the beach with a book in hand.
Recommended option to stay in Al Lith: Ahlam Marina & Resort (has a dive shop in the premises)
Recommended tour operator: Dreamdiver.net (Largest diving operator in Saudi Arabia)
Best Time to Visit: All year round
So, what are you waiting for? Head out!