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Aqua Ventures

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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Best Dive Shop in Kenya!

We got rave reviews from a lot of divers about Aqua Ventures. I'm happy to say, the dive shop... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
MrsJeff
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New York City, New York
Super reliable & fun diving!!

Steve is the most reliable dive coach out there, briefing was super clear and all who dived with... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Seikkailija555
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Helsinki, Finland
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Aqua Ventures is an owner operated company established in Watamu in January 1990. Steve and Helen Curtis, the proud owners of the company, have successfully managed Aqua Ventures and moulded it into what is considered one of Kenya's leading dive centres. Steve an ex-military diver from Zimbabwe has been diving in Kenya since 1982. Helen, Kenyan by birth, has been diving since 1989. Watamu, being the first established Marine Park and reserve in Kenya, with its superior underwater topography and uncluttered beaches made it the natural location for Steve and Helen to start their business. From humble beginnings at the Ocean Sports Resort, Aqua Ventures operates three diving boats and has a well equipped diving centre with 3 compressors and over 50 sets of well maintained diving equipment.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We got rave reviews from a lot of divers about Aqua Ventures. I'm happy to say, the dive shop exceeded our high expectations. Aqua Ventures is well managed, organized, and runs a fantastic operation. We had our own gear, but we saw their rental gear...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you so much for your great comments! I'm pretty sure I know who MrsJeff is (!!!) and it was great to meet you guys and look forward to diving with you again soooooon!!!

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Steve is the most reliable dive coach out there, briefing was super clear and all who dived with him felt super safe. Our guide Dominic was great showing up different things. We dived this year spring time, just before the season ended with some last...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time with us at Aqua Ventures. We're pleased that you enjoyed yourselves!

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I spent the morning diving with Aqua Ventures and it was an awesome experience. The team were very friendly. Steve and his group of dive masters were safe, enthusiastic and great company. The dive itself was beautiful. Watamu marine reserve had plenty to offer. I...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Thank you, George for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed yourself and the beautiful Watamu Reef!

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

My only regret is that I had gone to a different dive operator before finding Aqua Ventures and Steve. From scheduling the dive, to the pool check to the briefing, the dive and logging the dive, Steve and his team were genuinely friendly and demonstrated...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and we're so glad you enjoyed your dives with us!

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My first time diving. Steve was experienced and patient making sure I understood the basics. I can highly recommend this diving center

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you so much for your review and we hope you continue with your diving the next chance you have!

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

When I first came to Aqua Ventures, I hadn’t dived for years and was nervous about jumping back in with some friends visiting Kenya. Helen led me through a thorough refresher in the pool, and Steve was my buddy on the dive. Both were so...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Julie. We were happy to re introduce you to diving and hope you have an awesome trip in Samoa practicing your skills!!. Can't wait to hear about it!

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Everything about Aqua Ventures is right. It was my second time with them. This trip was to do my advanced PADI. The team - from the dive masters to the boat crew - are all friendly and professional. The equipment is well maintained & clean....More

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you letting your 10-year-old son go down under water to 12 meters’ depth only the very best diving instructors is good enough. I dived in January this year with my sister. I haven’t dived in 15 years and had no intention to start again....More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you for your very nice and positive review - it was a pleasure to dive with you and the boys. Jack did so well and Fabian too.

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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Steve and Helen were exellent teachers and guides. As first time divers of varying ages we felt we were in experienced, professional, and patient hands. We would highly recommend aqua ventures.

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for your review Tessa, it was great to meet you all and to introduce you to the underwater world!

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We did 3 dives in the marine park with Aqua Ventures. We had excellent equipment and very professional lovely dive guides. All dive sites were great - lots of beautiful and healthy coral, vast variety of fish, and each site was different. Another great thing...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Thank you for your comments Rachel. It was great to meet you and Ofir and so glad that you enjoyed yourselves

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