Scuba Diving Tunisia

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Travel information about Tunisia

Tunisia is the smallest Northern African country that bordered by the Mediterranean Sea from the north and east, Libya in the southeast, and Algeria in the west. Total population estimated is 10,982,744 and has an area of 163,610 square kilometers, and 8,250 are water. You would definitely love to visit Tunisia because of the spectacular Mediterranean beaches and breathtaking landscapes.

Capital city of Tunisia: Tunis

Closest neighbors to Tunisia: Italy and Malta of the south, Libya to the south-east, and Algeria of west are the closest country to Tunisia.

Best times to visit Tunisia: Weather in Tunisia is mainly Mediterranean so expect summer is too hot especially in the south approaching Sahara and winter is too cold. Best time to visit Tunisia is during spring from April to June and September to October where summer ends.

How to get to Tunisia: Tunisia has 29 airports and total air distance from the US is 4581 miles. Travel from the USA specifically Washington DC to Tunisia is approximately 9 hours and a half non-stop flight though traveling through land takes much more time.

Visa requirements for Tunisia: Tunisia doesn’t require a visa for US passport holders to enter and with duration of 3 months of stay. There is other Asian and African country’s citizen that needs a visa at the embassy of coverage. LGBT is not allowed on Tunisia although there are people who are open about it caution is advised.

Currency of Tunisia: The official currency of Tunisia is Tunisian Dinar (TND).

Official Language of Tunisia: The official language of Tunisia is Arabic as one also of the language of commerce, then French for commerce.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tunisia

There are 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia and 12 on its tentative list. Cultural (7)

  • Amphitheatre of El Jem
  • Archaeological Site of Carthage
  • Dougga / Thugga
  • Kairouan
  • Medina of Sousse
  • Medina of Tunis
  • Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis

Natural (1)

  • Ichkeul National Park

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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