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To the islands Samha, Darsa and abd-el-Kuri
To the islands Samha, Darsa and abd-el-Kuri

We visited the other islands of the archipelago of Socotra. These very beautiful places are not spoiled by civilization. White sand, beautiful reefs full of fish and nice people who live in uneasy conditions.

sea abd el Kuri Samha Darsa
Diving on Socotra archipelago
Diving on Socotra archipelago

A series of underwater photos taken during our diving expedition to the islands Darca, Samha and Abd el Kuri, a part of the archipelago of Socotra.

Diving sea abd el Kuri Samha Darsa
Sambuka - arabian boat Dhow used in the archipelago of Socotra
Sambuka - arabian boat Dhow used in the archipelago of Socotra

Sambuka - fiberglass analogue of classical Arabic fishing boat Dhow. Usually it is 'floating refrigerators' that buy fish from local fishermen on Socotra.

Sea Darsa Samha Abd el Kuri
Diving expedition to the islands of the archipelago of Socotra
Diving expedition to the islands of the archipelago of Socotra

We will arrange a diving expedition to the islands of Socotra archipelago from 15 to 25 October 2014. Guaranteed dive with manta rays. Group of 4-5 persons. Two places are available.

Diving Darsa Samha abd el kuri
Darsa island
Darsa island

Darsa is an uninhabited island located to the south-west of Socotra.

Darsa attractions photos
Darsa Settlement Plan
Darsa Settlement Plan

The Socotra Archipelago, a part of the Republic of Yemen, consists of the biggest Socotra Island and a few small ones, of which Abd-el-Kuri, the closest island to the Horn of Africa, and Samha Island, one of Al-Ikhvan islands (Samha and Darsa), are settled by people. Darsa Island is peopleless. The smaller islands and rocks are uninhabitable.

Sea Darsa Samha Abd el Kuri Development
Freediving on Socotra
Freediving on Socotra

Underwater hunting on Socotra is strictly prohibited by law. But nobody has anything against free diving and spinning.

Diving Freediving Darsa Samha Sea Fish
Diving on Socotra
Diving on Socotra

The best time for diving on Socotra is the period from October to November and from March to May, when wind falls and the sea calms down.

Diving Darsa Samha Erissel Shuab Freediving Sea
    The most beautiful postal stamps issued for the Mahra Sultanate of Qishn and Socotra were the stamps devoted to Arab culture and folklore.
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