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“Once in a Life Time Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dead Sea

Dead Sea
Jordan
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Ranked #15 of 91 Attractions in Jordan
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Once in a Life Time Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is an absolute must when going to Jordan. The water is so warm even if the air is cold and your skin will feel amazing afterwards. I would recommend bringing water shoes as near the shore is extremely hard salt blocks which can be difficult to walk on and if you have any sort of eye conditions or really don't want salt in your eyes bring goggles because you are almost guaranteed to get some water in your eyes. If you do, DO NOT rub your eyes with your hands as they are covered in salt as well. Shut your eyes and let them water which will clear out the salt - this can take a couple of minutes so be patient. The water tastes disgusting as well so be prepared for that. Due to the amount of salt/minerals the water will push you around so if you have any sort of pain condition or back condition (such as me), stay nearer to the shore and lay down in the water so the waves will just come over you. We went with a tour group which I wouldn't recommend, this is the sort of tour which is great whist doing it but disgusting afterwards because your skin is oily and covered in salt. Take a taxi out there - go to one of the hotels rather than the private beach - this will be more expensive, however the taxi should be cheaper than the group tour price. Ensure when booking the taxi you negotiate the price before hand and MAKE SURE you have TRAVEL INSURANCE, as taxis aren't insured to cover your hospital stay/injuries should they get into an accident - we were told this by a local. We went to the private beach which was fine, however the showers were ice cold which is the last thing you want after going into the dead sea. I didn't shower as I can't handle cold water so I was stuck with the oils and salt until we got back to the hotel which was extremely uncomfortable. I thought considering we paid 80 dinar each for the trip, the least they could do is have warm showers. The price of dead sea products at the place was really expensive - don't buy them there as there are several places in Aqaba that are significantly cheaper.

Visited December 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Alive dead spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This one us the lowest spot under the sea level all over the world, the water is sooooooooo salty that you can read a book or drink a juice while you are lying on your back in it without drowning.

You can cover your body with a mask of dark black clay that gives you a feeling of being roasted .

Just be careful of salty water ingestion yechkkkkkkkk.

Visited April 2013
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“Dead Sea Jordan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Loved it! Such an amazing and weird feeling being able to float like that. Make sure you don't have any cuts on your body or it will sting. There are signs up to say don't swallow water or get it in your mouth. It is truly a revolting taste. A must is to pay the $1 US to cover yourself in the black mud, that smells a bit like old tyres but washes off easily when you get back in the water. I went to the public beach area where it is free and there were not many people at all.

Visited April 2013
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Mayenne, France
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“Fantastic opportunity.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our coach took us to the Dead Sea, firstly we collected our towels and locker keys. Once changed into our costumes we were led down two sets of steps until we arrived at the beach. We were helped into the water by two gentlemen as there was a steep incline and there were sharp rocks around. Once in the water it is a very strange feeling as of course you float and it is very hard to put your feet on the ground. One tip, don't shave as it will sting. You can stay in as long as you like, once out you have the opportunity to be covered in mud which when dry will flake off. You then have a shower followed by a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the dead sea. A great opportunity which is not to be missed.

Visited November 2013
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“you need to try it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

it is something you need to experience, you can float easily.. as you go deeper to the sea the floating experience is stronger.. the water is oily so you need to be careful with your rings.. also not to put water in your eyes.

Visited November 2013
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