Last Update: 09 September 2012

Mooring Aqaba

HEPCA divers have completed a pioneering mooring project in Aqaba, Jordan. Leading marine conservation organization, The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), commissioned HEPCA, in cooperation with the Marine Parks Authority of Aqaba, to install a mooring system that covers more than 26 dive spots. The project also encompasses a zoning system for swimmers and watercraft.

HEPCA is extremely proud to have been chosen by PERSGA as the implementing partner for this highly significant project, which aims to spread a best practice mooring culture throughout the entire Red Sea region.

PERSGA is an intergovernmental body dedicated to the conservation of the coastal and marine environments found in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Suez, Suez Canal, and Gulf of Aden. PERSGA’s member states include: Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

We would like to thank PERSGA for initiating this project and for their ongoing support. Special thanks are also due to the Aqaba authorities and the local diving operators in the Aqaba region for their part in ensuring the success of this project.

HEPCA looks forward to continuing to contribute to this positive technology transfer amongst neighbouring countries and communities in support of the growing environmental consciousness throughout our region.