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Scuba diving in Iran

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Diving in Iran

Quick facts

  • Anyone planning to visit from the West will need a visa, which can be obtained from the Iranian Embassy. Israelis are not permitted entrance to Iran, and if you have an Israeli visa in your passport, you will be denied entry.
  • A note about safety for women: 20 years ago, Iran became an Islamic Republic, which means, unfortunately, Islamic rules MUST be observed. Hijab (the word hijab primarily refers to women's head and body covering) is a must for women. If you are not covered (in Tehran, it is less restrictive than the rest of the country), you will be harassed, if not detained by police. A simple pair of socks and a headscarf with a pair of pants and a loose shirt is what you need to have on before coming to Iran.
  • Women should not walk alone in the city, or visit cafés/bars/restaurants alone other than those in Western hotels.
  • It is not customary for men and women to shake hands.
  • It is not polite to blow your nose in company.

When to go

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What to see

Language:
Persian
Currency:
Rial
Time:
GMT +3.5
Climate:
Arid
Natural hazards:
Earthquakes, sand storms
Diving season:
12 months
Water temperature:
19C/66F (Winter)
26C/78F (Summer)
Air Temperature
January 13C/55F
July 35C/95F

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