Explore Lebanon's East Mediterranean coastline and enjoy a rich diversity of commercial and military wrecks, vermetid reefs and deep marine canyons together with a fantastic display of classic Mediterranean marine life.
Also known as the Torro Negro wreck, the Sun Light MV lies on its starboard side, pointing towards the iconic Torro Negro restaurant, and half submerged in the sand at an average depth of 23m/76ft. The fuel tank hatches are open, providing divers with the opportunity to look inside without having to penetrate the wreck. Read more >
The Alice-B is a small-to-medium sized freighter sitting perfectly upright on the sea bed at approximately 37m/122ft, 1km from shore facing Jounieh-Kasllik. Still in very good condition having sunk during the civil war after being hit by a projectile on the starboard side, the structure is almost 50m/164ft in length and 9m/30ft in width. Read more >
The Civil Defence site has been a successful attempt by the Civil Defence and additional non-governmental organisations to establish an artificial reef and promote the growth of a small, marine ecosystem. Each vehicle was meticulously lowered down to the shallow, sandy seabed at an average depth of 21m/69ft and placed in a circular formation providing divers with the opportunity to explore the entire site before ascending back up the permanent shot line. The vehicles are linked together with a rope which is used as a guideline to assist divers around the site in the event of low visibility. Read more >
The Eliana wreck is one of the most accessible wrecks in the area being reachable by both boat and shore and located on a reef ridge that extends from 6m/20ft down to 60m/197ft. Divers of all levels are able to enjoy the Eliana wreck and the surrounding reef. Read more >
Sitting on the sandy bottom of the East Mediterranean, the Deployer is in a very well-preserved condition and acts as a shelter for a multitude of Mediterranean fish species. At the stern, the backdoor has fallen into the open position, whilst fishing nets, corraline algae and other microorganisms cover the cold, steel parts of the empty hull. On a bright day with clear visibility, surface light streams in through the ribbed ceiling and across the metal structure and shadowy archways that form the deck and hallways of the vessel, revealing intimate details of the ship's dramatic history. Read more >
Stingray Cavern is located on one of the Jounieh area's longest reefs, Virgin Mary Reef. The top of Virgin Mary Reef starts at approximately 25m/82ft and travels down to around 50m/164ft. The cavern itself is a small, overhead environment that opens up at 33m/108ft, reaching a maximum of 8m/26ft to the back wall and a width of 12m/39ft. A blanket of crushed shells covers the floor of the cavern, the remains of hundreds of clams eaten by stingrays that have inhabited and visited the cavern over the years. As well as the stingrays that can be found sheltering inside the cavern, the image of a Lebanese minister has been placed in commemoration of his outstanding contribution to the Lebanese dive industry, specifically with regard to technical diving. Read more >
The Virgin Mary Reef is a long stretch of reef that starts at 25m/82ft and is populated by Mediterranean ball sponges, anemones and encrusting sponges. The rocky ledges of the reef tumble down down to almost 50m/164ft making this a popular site with both recreational and technical divers. Two statues can be located within a small stretch of the Virgin Mary Reef and a third can be found on the seabed, having been lowered into place by various divers or dive centers over the years, the statues represent the Virgin Mary, St Charbel and St Elias. Read more >