With its balmy winter climate and idyllic setting, Aqaba is Jordan's year-round aquatic playground. The thriving underwater marine life and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba make diving conditions there among the acknowledged best in the world. As the Gulf of Aqaba is an inland sea with few strong currents, its waters remain warm and clear throughout most of the year. Conditions are ideal for underwater photography and a lavish array of exotic fish and plant life makes for excellent snorkelling and diving. Over 140 species of coral have been identified in Aqaba's waters. Sun bathing, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, paddleboats, and other water sports are also popular. One small word of advice - have lots of fun, but don't forget your sunscreen!