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We spent 2 hrs at Arta beach during a snorkeling tour. At first sight we were more than sceptical, because it does not look that beautiful due to the dark grey sand, pebbled shore and a couple of weird scrappy buildings. But lying in the...More
Trained here with my Marine unit in sweltering summer heat and humidity. Day temps were 110+ and evenings over 90°F. We slept on the beach in our skivvies on top of our 1/4" mats - tents and bags would have suffocated us; we awoke in...More
My military unit let us have fun at the beach here one day and it was awesome. I have only dove off of a few reefs but this was the best one that I have seen. Someone I was with said that it was second...More
Arta Plage is roughly 1 1/2 hours from the city of Djibouti - the last 10 -12 km are rough to very rough dirt and gravel track. We started off at the boats as we went searching for whale sharks - but the day we...More
We dropped anchor here, on the Deli, for three days over Christmas a few years ago and had wonderful encounters with whale sharks every day (5 of the 6 pictures currently visible are mine - except for the snorkeller).
The first time you pop into...More
I drop my recommendation for the whale shark swimming right here.
We did go out with the Kempinski organized Blue Lagoon Team.
All the way into Tadjoura bay, around Arta Beach.
We saw huge whale sharks, they are the most relaxed animals, maybe their genes...More
Arta is a great place to see if you are in Djibouti.
Is about 1h30min drive from Djibouti town. The beach is with stones, you do not have accommodations. You can camp if you choose too. We did not, but I saw some French people....More