heart pounding shark dives, to walls, to fantastic historical
wrecks, Lebanon's Mediterranean coast has it.
Marine life is varied and diverse. Moray eels are common,
so are groupers, stingrays, eagle rays and a number
of smaller reef fish. The unusual flying gunard - a
beautiful fish with blue lined, bird-like fins, can
even be spotted now and then.
Just off of Beirut, is the 'Shark's point', the most
interesting dive site in Lebanon, named after a group
of very rare smalltooth sandtiger sharks that sometimes
frequent the area during the summer. Four to five sharks
at the same time, 3 to 4 meters in length each, curious,
will start circling the divers. Shark teeth found on
the reef indicate that the Gray Nurse sharks also pass
by. Nothing to worry about, both are harmless, unless
provoked. According to experts, diving the Shark's point
during sharks season is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.