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furtherafieldAUTUMN 2011I sea&iI89of Jordan are easily accessible by car. You can follow in the foot-steps of Moses on Mount Nebo as you gaze towards Bethlehemand Jerusalem; visit Madaba, city of mosaics; speed over thehaunting landscapes of Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabiabased his headquarters during the First World War; or discoverthe world-famous Petra - the lost city carved into rock by theNabataeans more than 2,000 years ago. It is now a Unesco WorldHeritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Exploring the gulfHana awaits in Tala Bay Marina, from where you leave thehistoric shore-based wonders of Jordan behind and drift intothe Gulf of Aqaba, flanked by Saudi Arabia to port and the SinaiPeninsula to starboard at the northern tip of the Red Sea. Fromhere, there are numerous highlights to absorb en route as yourcruise takes you southwards.Nuweiba is one such attraction. This coastal town in the easternregion of the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt is thought to be the sitewhere the ancient Israelites crossed the Red Sea in biblicaltimes. Its beaches still remain a draw, so you can step ashoreto sunbathe and have a leisurely cocktail at the Hilton NuweibaCoral Resort, or arrange a day trip to Petra if you didn't visitthis genuine wonder while in Aqaba. Alternatively, head to SaintCatherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. Now a UnescoWorld Heritage Site, this is believed to be where God spoke toMoses from the burning bush. It also contains priceless worksof art and a vast collection of magnificent manuscripts. While enthusiasts of both culture and history will be in theirelement during this cruise, diving fans can spend daysexploring the wonders beneath the waterline. Ras El Shetan(Devil's Head) is one of the best-known sites in the region, andis a place where you can encounter hard corals, octopus, pufferfish, moon groupers, lemon goby and the blue-green puller. Ras Mamlach in the Abu Galum National Park is anotherhighlight. The reef has a beautiful coral garden wherebarracuda,jackfish, groupers, striking rock formations, coralgardens, emperor fish, crocodile fish, turtles and puffer fishabound. Dive deep enough and moon-like formations willenchant you.Also on your cruise route, the small town of Dahab, formerlya Bedouin fishing village, is one of the world's most respecteddiving areas - particularly thanks to its canyons and Blue Hole,where you can spot a wealth of unusual fish. If you fancy a trip further south, many miles offshore are theBrother Islands (considered to be one of the top three shark-diving sites in the world). These two pinnacles of undersearocks rise out of the Gulf about 60 miles offshore. Part of theMarine Park Islands National Park, they offer stunningwall diving, soft corals, gorgonians, tuna, barracuda, snappers,jack fish, hammerheads and even white-tip sharks. Wreck divers,meanwhile, should take advantage of theopportunity to delvedown to see the 82m (270') Aida II, which sank in 1957, and thecargo ship Numidia, which sank in 1901. You can also explorewhat is arguably one of the best wreck dives in the worldOpposite page: the 43m (141├Ľ8) HanaAbove, clockwise fromleft: Saint Catherine├ĽsMonastery; exploring the Red Sea; thewaterfront of Dahab