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Dive Aqaba

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Address: Al Saada Street, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
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+962 3 201 8883
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Dive Aqaba is a 5 Star PADI Instructor Development centre located...

Dive Aqaba is a 5 Star PADI Instructor Development centre located conveniently in Aqaba town for all your evening activities. We offer daily boat diving and snorkeling from our boat Laila One.We meet at 9.00am each day (we are based opposite the Days Inn Hotel) and are back by 4.00pm each day.Established in 2002 by Ashraf Sulaibi and Rod Abbotson combining more than 30 years experience in the dive industry and a founding member of the Aqaba Diving Association. We give individual attention to all our guests to make sure they have the best experience possible. Emphasis is on having fun safe diving and educational excellence to instructor levels and beyond in both recreational and technical diving. We are the only centre in Jordan catering for technical diving and can run courses to instructor levels. We have recently also become a TDI centre as well as a PADI Tec Rec centre and received a Green Star Award from PADI for our environmental activities.

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Amazing diving, amazing dive instructors and people

Brilliant team of divers who were flexible to our varying needs (one of us was highly skilled and one a novice) - we explored amazing walls and wrecks and loved every minute. I... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2014
Alix F
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Brilliant team of divers who were flexible to our varying needs (one of us was highly skilled and one a novice) - we explored amazing walls and wrecks and loved every minute. I did a course which enabled me to go deeper into the wrecks and found that really simple, straight-forward and the knowledge of the instructors (specially Huw) was... More 

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Las Cruces, NM, USA
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

My wife, our son, and I went to Aqaba to dive and snorkel. The recommendations of Dive Aqaba in the Lonely Planet guide and online were spot-on. We had a boat crew and divemasters that knew their stuff and were fun to be with, underwater and on the surface. I hadn't dived in a year and was not fully confident,... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Probably a good spot for technical divers, but not great for casual divers. Spent 3 days with them and it was a very mediocre experience. Guides were nice, but we were taken to poor or repeat dive sites to accommodate technical divers. It was clear that we were not the priority for the dive trips. Would not sue them again.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

My wife and I did 2 dives, we did the large Cedar Pride wreck which was a nice site, then a bay one on the way back to Aqaba. Gear was fine but nothing special. Boat was good and there was plenty of space as only 10 or so divers onboard. Food on board was good too. Underwater there was... More 

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Tabouk, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Cannot recommend this dive centre highly enough! We dived with them on 31st May and the whole experience was brilliant. I completed two of my dives towards my advanced open water with Jen. She was great, very professional and patient! Every single member of staff was welcoming, friendly and loads of fun to spend the day with. Thanks for such... More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I first met the Dive Aqaba team 3 years ago and had such a great time I had no hesitation to use them again. And although some members had changed, they are just as welcoming, helpful and friendly as I had come accustomed to. This time round they were a bit busier, but they still managed to help my friend... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

In a good spot in the center of the city. Friendly and pleasant staff. Great boat with lots of space to hangout. Great food is served. Had a good time (:

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Bit of a slow start in the morning (getting gear loaded, etc), but overall, a well-organised, friendly team, eager to satisfy. Excellent quality food for lunch. Two dives in one day - Japanese Garden (coral experience - good); shipwreck experience - excellent. Would definitely recommend this outfit and will be diving with them again in November, 2014. Can't wait!

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London, UK
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

My two daughters (aged 15 and 13) spent three days with Dive Aqaba completing their PADI open water certification. The tuition was excellent provided by a professional, safety conscious team of international instructors. Aqaba's good visibility, lack of currents and relatively shallow coral/wrecks provide a great environment for teenagers to learn to dive from Dive Aqaba's boat the Laila. We... More 

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We're strict critics. We'll use them again in the future. Very friendly staff. Very good service. We went out and did a 2 dive trip. The corals and sea life were great. Truly amazing colors. But, that's the Red Sea. As far as the company goes, it's family owned and operated with a mix of western staff. Rod (UK?) founded... More 

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