We went to Garoh island last weekend, it was my first time to go to Garoh, and let me tell you how would you feel if you ever went there:

1-On the way there and just before you get to the island, the sea will smell like you’re at a gas station. The sea reeks of gazoline. Big circles of transparent oils are floating everywhere. And just so you know, thats why it was called Garoh. Garoh is a word derived from Gar, which somehow meant Oil/Petrol long time ago.

2- Then you’ll see this little land sticking out of the sea. Huge dissappointment. It looks like it would get submerged any second.

3- Then when you get real close and see how crystal clear the water is. How colorful the rocks and fish are. Only then you’ll be relieved from wasting 35 minutes on the boat (from AlZour it takes about 30 minutes. It takes longer if you were coming from somewhere closer to Kuwait City).

The water is crystal clear. This huge “rock” wasn’t sticking out of the ware, and I was taking this picture from 4 meters high. (I’m calling it rock coz I don’t know what is marjan in english).

Carrying lunch

The disposable griller and some frozen burgers along with chocolates and a watermelon 🙂

A sad sight.

And then it was time to go home. Garoh island might be disappointingly small, but it was worth it. Swimming there in the cold waters was so very refreshing, and I can’t wait to go back there.


This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at 8:05 am

13 Responses to “The One With Garoh Island”

  1. Bo9ale7 says:

    Its the best island in Kuwait. Oum almaradem is ruined and kubar is too crowded.

  2. Ansam says:

    Its called coral reefs 😉 hehehe not rocks 😛
    And every time I hear the name of the Island “Garouh” I remember when I heard the news about it being liberated from the invasion back in 1991… and the reporter would go; “Alf mabrook lel Kuwaitiyeen… tamma ta7reer jazira Garwah” hahahaha

  3. ban1 says:

    kant 7’ooosh 6al3A, a7la ma fee al mawthoo3 mayohi, looooooool

  4. Why you left your cans and bags behind you on the beach ! 🙁

  5. razaldo says:

    do guys rent boats to get there from mena al zour?

  6. Wa6n_3Mri says:

    khoosh picnic! ahm shay el liban! lool (7g eltisd7, brou7ah elb7r ydawikh lol)

  7. Mathai says:

    Nice place ! didnt know there were coral reefs in Kuwait.

  8. Yousef says:

    مساعد laa it’s not ours. We threw all of the stuff we used in the trash 🙂

  9. nnnQ says:

    its one of the best locations to dive in kuwait. I saw many of Nemo’s friends there. Snorkeling is good too.
    I absolutely liked you last picture btw – beautiful colours.

  10. faisal says:

    i never imagined that we have crystal clear water :0

  11. faisal: ee wala ana! supercool, khalas i want to go!

  12. Ali says:

    9owaar 3ajibaaa 😀

  13. Marzouq says:

    The water there is beautiful! No question about that! Too bad we lost Um Al Maradim to Khafer al Sawa7il!