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Diving on Kish Island

by MalenaN Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 1:02 AM

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
iranscubadiver.com/_wsn/page...
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?

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    RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by mohammad58 Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 5:10 AM

    Dear Malena,
    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,
    Mohammad

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    RE: RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by MalenaN Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 9:38 AM

    Thank you Mohammad!

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    RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by Mohammad_rn Online Now Jan 31, 2006 at 1:43 AM

    Hello Malena

    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.

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  • RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by azadeh Online Now Jan 31, 2006 at 4:03 PM

    Hey,

    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.

    A.

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  • RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by pounce Online Now Feb 3, 2006 at 9:27 AM

    "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."

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  • RE: RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by pounce Online Now Feb 3, 2006 at 9:58 AM

    "Application requirements:

    (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)."

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    RE: Diving on Kish Island

    by MalenaN Online Now Feb 10, 2006 at 9:42 AM

    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.

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