On July 24, a unique museum opened its doors - so to speak, in Jordan. Unusual, the Aqaba Military Museum is located... underwater.
This is a first in the region. The port city of Aqaba, Jordan, has decided to house its military museum off the coast, at a depth of 28 metres.
A unique experience
The idea is to combine culture with sport and adventure to offer tourists a unique experience. To do this, no less than 19 pieces of equipment were submerged in the Red Sea. Tanks, a troop transport and even a helicopter are accessible to divers, or simply to visitors aboard glass-bottomed boats.
ASEZA, the Authority of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, explained that it had removed “hazardous material” from the submerged parts to protect the marine ecosystem, particularly coral reefs.