Jordan's first underwater military museum on the Red Sea coast
The military sank several pieces including tanks, helicopters, and troop carriers next to a coral reef to provide visitors with a "new type" of museum. The museum, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority explained, will combine "sports, environment and
The project offers "a new and unique museum experience" where adventure-loving tourists can experience "the interaction between sports, the environment and the display pieces," according to the Jordanian state news agency Petra.
19 antique pieces, provided by the country's armed forces, have been submerged at depths of up to 28 meters (92 feet) at the Underwater Military Museum Dive Site. They include tanks of different sizes, an ambulance, a military crane, a personnel carrier and anti-aircraft guns and helicopters.
The dive site, launched on Wednesday by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), was designed to integrate with the existing coral reef, authorities said.