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Middle East

Location: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia
Geographic coordinates: 25° 18' N, 51° 9' E
Coastline km: 563 km km
Climate: arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers
Terrain: mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel
Elevation: lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m highest point: Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m
Natural hazards: haze, dust storms, sandstorms common
Currency: Qatari rial (QAR)
Population: 885,359 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language
Capital: Doha
Divisions: 10 municipalities (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah); Ad Dawhah, Al Ghuwayriyah, Al Jumayliyah, Al Khawr, Al Wakrah, Ar Rayyan, Jarayan al Batinah, Madinat ash Shamal, Umm Sa'id, Umm Salal

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Al Sharque - Al Add - / -
14 m 16 m CMAS ** / AOW
M.O. Wreck 2 / -
15 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
New Club Reef 11 / -
10 m 20 m All divers
Old Club Reef 4 / -
12.2 m 15.2 m All divers
Othmans Reef 1 / -
10 m 14 m All divers
Pericles Wreck 1 / -
22 m 27 m CMAS ** / AOW
The Barge - / -
15 m 20 m CMAS ** / AOW
Zeitoune Bank 3 / -
7 m 9 m All divers


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