Socotra is one of the most beautiful Islands in the world, which is a place to many of great Adventures Tours and other Activities that you can do during your tour on Socotra.
For the mountaineer, it is gifted with the epic- chain of the Hajher Mountains. For the nature lovers and desert explorer, there is a biological paradise within Socotra.
Come and discover this colorful Island with its vast variety of landscapes , rare flora and fauna, endless white beaches the imposing granite mountains, the spectacular waterfall, the primary forest combined with untamed nature and a very diverse culture and all these gives Socotra the most dramatic scenery unimaginable and much more all within a range of its area 3625 km2.
so for this reason you can do bird watching, Camping, swimming in the clear crystal water, trek through the highlands and the dense forest of Socotra Island.
Any adventure involves risk, that’s why Socotra Holidays Tours selects with careful the team, based on their reputation and experience within each of the areas of specialty.

Diving and Snorkeling​

Socotra Island’s worm tropical waters are legendary amongst divers for their dramatically sheer walls rising from the depths to within inches of the surface and capped with thriving coral reefs.

Scuba diving in Socotra has gained more importance among visitors to the island during the last years.
Socotra Island is home to more than 680 Species of fishes and about 230 species of hard corals (five are endemic) and 30 species of soft corals, In addition to 300 species of crustacean (nine are endemic), 490 species of mollusks, and 230 species of algae.
A mild climate all year round(except the monsoon), water temperatures of 27 to 36°C, depending on the season, crystal clear waters and the likelihood of viewing species like barracudas, monkfish, dolphins, rays and even mantas are the main reasons why lovers of this sport consider the island of Socotra more and more for their diving holidays.
From current swept plateaus to sheltered coral gardens, Socotra offers wander full rang of diving for of every level of interests and skill, Socotra also offers avid wreck dives of some old shipwrecks.
The majority of diving on the Island is drift diving along the walls, coral gardens of the outer reefs, with the dive boat following along from the surface to meet you upon ascent.

With unparallel biodiversity and beauty, Socotra Island dive sites make naturally exciting snorkeling as well. Watch multitudes of colorful reef fish glide among dense coral formations sprinkled with giant clams, as well as turtles, sharks, barracudas can be seen whilst enjoying soothing tranquility of this fascinating paradise.

Diving and Snorkeling Sites.

One of the most interesting site is Dihamri Marine Protected Area, place of great undersea beauty where juvenile fish grow before dispersing to other areas along the coast.
Dihamri is situated in the north east side of the Island, 12-10 meters deep, and offers you communities of soft and hard coral, shellfish, coral fish and some species of parrotfish. Other diving sites are Roush {12-15m}, Showab {21-28m}, Ersel {12-15m}, Qalensia {7-10m}, Deham {12-13m}, Hawlaf {12m}, Bedshehleten {10-11m}. Snorkelling is limited to four areas: Dihamri, Dobhil, Qamra and Arrhen.

Welcome and experience your diving dreams!

Mountains Climbing

Socotra Island has an ideal mountains for this kind of adventures, but the climbing is a dangerous adventure and we do not recommend it for the beginner climbers, so only the professional and experienced climbers can do so.
In 2008, the first 2 climbers from USA (Mike Libecki and Josh Helling) came to Socotra for this kind of adventure and they spent almost a month.
They climbed the highest point on the Island ( Meshnag Towers ) which is about (1526 m), in 2013, they came once again to Socotra for the same adventure.
For more information, here is an article by Mike Libecki, just follows this link, http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12201020500
Later we organized climbing trip to Socotra for 2 friends, Aiden from Ireland and Andrew from USA, they stayed 18 days..

Surfing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

If you are looking for new destination for Surfing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing, Socotra island is a good place for this kind of Adventures, just take a moment and contact us in order arrange you that, you need only to bring your equipment.
The best time to come for this kind of adventure is from mid of June up to mid of September, due the strong winds (monsoon ) during that period.

Paragliding

Do you have an experience in this kind of adventure? Are you looking for new and unique destination to do the Paragliding? if yes, we recommend you to do it on Socotra Island, it’s a rare place to fly like a bird, silently gliding and rising with the thermal, to see the beauty of Socotra Island with another perspective.
Paragliding on Socotra began only recently, when a hobby pilots and Paragliding lovers realized what Socotra has to offer.

We tailor the week according to the paraglider pilots so you will always get the best for your level of experience.
There are several Paragliding spots on Socotra which are ideally suitable for this kind of Adventure, like Derhur Canyon, Arher dunes, Momi plateau, Ras Irsel.
One of the oldest dreams can be fulfilled through a paragliding flight and this will be an unforgettable thrill that you will remember for a long time.
We haven’t any Paragliding equipment yet, so we still recommend to bring your Paragliding equipment and leave the other things for us to arrange it for you.
If you have any question, please feel free to send us an email.