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Aqua Ventures

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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Excellent Dive Operator

Went on 3 great dives with Aqua Ventures, they are a top operation with very well maintained... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
PeerIuel
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Franschhoek, South Africa
Best diving I have done

I dove three times with Aqua Ventures. It was convenient because it was on site at Ocean Sports... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2015
Brent E
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Santa Barbara, California
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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 10 January 2016

Went on 3 great dives with Aqua Ventures, they are a top operation with very well maintained equipment and they are extremely safety conscious. I have been diving with Aqua Ventures for at least 6 years now and have never been disappointed. Thank you Helen,...More

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

Thank you for your kind comments Peer. Always great to see you here and look forward to catching up in December!

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Reviewed 17 December 2015

I dove three times with Aqua Ventures. It was convenient because it was on site at Ocean Sports where I was staying. Dominick and Safari were the dive masters for my first two dives and Helen (the owner) was my dive master on the third....More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Thank you so much Brent, for your enthusiastic review - it was a pleasure to dive with you and we're so glad you had a good time in Watamu!

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Recommended diving operator for sure. My experience: I did four fun dives over the course of two days with Steve, Safari and Dominic (Dominic specifically as my DM). I rented all my equipment from Aqua Ventures for my dives. Diving briefs per dive site were...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2015

Great to meet you Matt and Thank you for the positive write up - we're so glad you enjoyed your experience

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Spent 10 days in Watamu, I really wanted to dive but was very nervous because I hadn't dived for 3 years when I got to Aqua ventures. The lady who owns and runs the business was very helpful and understanding. I was so happy that...More

1  Thank HJudit26
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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2015

Thank you for your kind words - we were happy to be able to get you into the Ocean so that you could get to (almost!) enjoy the underwater experience

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

When we went to book our dive they were very frank with us. They told us it was not prime season. That the visability may not be top notch and that we could only go before the breakline. We appreciated the honest and booked with...More

1  Thank ctveav
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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thank you for your kind comments - we also enjoyed Diving with you and maybe you will have a chance to come back when the sea is calmer!!!

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Reviewed 5 December 2014

Choosing a dive store when travelling to new countries can be interesting as the range in service and safety can be vast, but just like you can often estimate the cleanliness of a restaurant kitchen by the way they take care of the restrooms, so...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Absolutely awesome dive, although being chased around by a tyrant fish cutting the dive a little shorter, amazing location and large range of beautiful fish. Am very much looking forwards too coming back for more dives :)

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2014

Dear Ash, Thank you for your kind words! Sorry about the nesting Titan triggerfish episode, but glad you enjoyed yourself and see you in December!

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I have spent a lot of time at this location, fantastic staff, friendly atmosphere, excellent tuition. This venue is endorsed by the British military and checked regularly to ensure that it meets with their exceptionally high standards. BSAC and PADI sub aqua diving courses catered...More

Thank Phil M
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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you Phil, we look forward to seeing you back here so we can take you on another cycle ride or just a relaxing fun dive!

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We dived with Steve in July. Even though it was out of season and quiet he made a plan to take us out. We had a great time and for good value too. All equipment was provided and there were a lot of sizes to...More

1  Thank geeskat
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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

We're glad you enjoyed your dive with us and hopefully you can come back and enjoy some outer reef dives once the sea clams down!

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A wonderful dive centre with excellent staff. Steve, Helen & Sian looked after us very well and I would thoroughly recommend them. My husband is an experienced dive leader and has enjoyed some wonderful diving with them on the four occasions we have been there....More

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