Coral Reefs of Qeshm

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Coral Reefs of Qeshm

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:32 am

Introduction:Coral Reefs of Qeshm (Persian:صخره های مرجانی قشم)

Next to the tropical jungles, the coral reefs constitute the second richest biome of the world, covering an area about 600,000 square kilometers which constitutes 17% of all the sea surface area. In the coastal waters of Iran, so far 28 species of coral reef have been identified on the margins of 16 islands in the Persian Gulf and two coastal regions (Bushehr's Taaheri Harbor and Chabahaar Bay). They belong to the marginal (flat or scattered) species. The living corals of the world are located in surrounding waters of Qeshm Island. A variety of colorful fishes attract divers.



Location: in Qeshm Island,South of Hormozgan province in Persian golf.

Days of trip: (Without plane) 4-5 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20 hr driving from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, then 1 hr by boat to Qeshm island)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: October to May

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


Hotel: Yes


Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or sout terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use air plane or traine.
2- Take a bus ticket to Bandar Abbas
3- Take a boat to Qeshm island

Nearest airport: Bandar Abbas airport

Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station


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