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When I go to Iran later this year I want to visit Kish Island for a few days for scuba diving. Last week I read in Bradt Travel Guide (from 2005) that diving was only for men. Is this true? Some years ago I met an Iranian woman in Damascus and she told me she and her sister had done a dive on Kish Island. Maybe the rules have changed since then. I have searched on Internet to find any information about this, but without success. Before I got this link from aliamiri
On this website there is a mail link I and I wrote a mail, but have not got an answer.
Does anyone know if women can dive on Kish Island?
as you've read in Bradt travel guide I think there isn't any place
for women in Kish island for diving, I've not heard anything about
it yet. But I'll contact with some organizations in Kish island and
ask them about it and I will inform you asap. I hope you have a good
stay here in Iran.
all the best,
Thank you Mohammad!
I have checked your page and found that you have visited Israel before. If you apply for Iranian visa with an Israelian stamp on your passport, it will be almost impossibel to get Iranian visa. Try to change your passport before applying for visa.
And about diving, you can go diving, but privately and you have to cover all your body.
I hope you enjoy your trip to Iran.
i went to kish diving school a year ago , you can go diving!!!
Location:right by Shayan hotel and don't worry about Israel stamp if you have any.
"Nationals of Israel or holders of passports containing a visa for Israel (either valid or expired) will be refused entry under all circumstances. Women judged to be dressed immodestly will be refused entry."
(a) Valid passport with a minimum of two blank pages to affix visa.
(b) Two application forms.
(c) Two passport-size photos (women should be photographed wearing the hejab – Islamic head dress)."
Thank you for your answers. Azadeh, I'm happy to know that you have visited the diving centre on Kish and that I will be able to dive. About the passport I have allredy got a new one.
unfortunately u cant do it in iran.there s just a women beach 4 swimin there
Kurosh, this is an old thread. I asked the question many years ago and can tell you that when I visited Iran in 2006 I did some diving on Kish. It was possible for women to dive on Kish ten years ago. Have that changed?
i was workin in kish marine center at those times .it was possible .......its not anymore.but u can go snorkling yurself or with a friend in quiet areas....