Scuba Diving Kuwait
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Travel information about Kuwait
Kuwait is a country located in the Middle East. The total area is 17,818 km2 (6,880 sq mi) and population is approximately 4,348,395. There are no rivers and mountains on Kuwait, just a desert, and the sea which in spring is covered with grasses and tracks for camel races. Desert Basins fills up with water during winter rains up north, west, and Central Kuwait serves as the watering places for the camels. On the coast, enjoy the beautiful beaches and explore the offshore islands. You will have the time for swimming, diving, fishing, and boat trips.
Capital city of Kuwait: Kuwait City
Closest neighbors to Kuwait: Neighboring countries of Kuwait are Iraq at the north and west and Saudi Arabia at the southwest.
Best times to visit Kuwait: Best time to visit is from November to April where temperatures are mild and less rain.
How to get to Kuwait: There are direct flights from the USA, Europe, Asia, and Middle East to Kuwait.
Visa requirements for Kuwait: US citizens are not required to have a visa for 3 months of stay. But if you plan to stay longer, you must obtain a visa in Kuwait embassy before traveling. A passport is required valid for a minimum of 6 months.
Currency of Kuwait: Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) is the currency of Kuwait.
Official Language of Kuwait: Arabic is the official language of Kuwait.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kuwait
There are no UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kuwait and 4 on their tentative list.
- Sa’ad and Sae’ed Area in Failaka Island (2013)
- Abraj Al-Kuwait (2014)
- Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jabir Palace (2015)
- Boubyan Island and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Marine Reserve (MAKMR) (2017)
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.