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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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Fun, friendly and knowledgable. We had a great day out with them and tuna for lunch caught off the back of the boat wasn't even the best part of it. Recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Fun, friendly and knowledgable. We had a great day out with them and tuna for lunch caught off the back of the boat wasn't even the best part of it. Recommended.

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Cleveland Ohio USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pre Trip email communication by Ajman was excellent and a confidence builder. The morning check in was efficient and the equipment was fine. The dive guide Ahmad had just freshly received his Open Water Instructor certification, so he was most eager to please being so fresh and all. We did a wreck dive and a reef dive and both were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The dive team are friendly and accommodating, as well as being really knowledgeable of the local sites. I hadn't dived in a few years so it was great to have someone who understood my limited ability and communicated well. It was great fun diving with Abed! The dive at cider pride is awesome! There's a good mix of shipwreck adventure... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We made our second trip to Jordan in two years to dive in the Gulf of Aqaba and get our Advanced Open Water certification. Amjad, Rod, and the team provided a great experience even in the midst of moving their offices. They're fun it take their diving very seriously, a great combination! We are looking forward to another trip next... More 

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Mukalla, Yemen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

First of all I was afraid to do my first dive but with them it was so simple and enjoyable we dive to 10 meters and about 30 hour with one to one guide. Good price that meet my expectations and moderate food with endless beverage. Hope to do my PADI certificate there.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time with Dive Aqaba. The staff was professional and super friendly. The gear and boat were nice and lunch was delicious. We visited the cedar pride wreck and the King Abdullah reef - both fun and easy dives, exactly what we were looking for. We would use these operators again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Having dived with Dive Aqaba for several years I highly recommend them. Thier customer service is excellant nothing is any trouble. The ideal day out for anyone young or old, diver or non diver. Leaving the marina in the morning and visiting two different sites so divers and snorklers can enjoy the coral, fish and wreck. Followed by a wonderful... More 

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Cremorne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My 14yo daughter & I had a fabulous day on the boat (terrific lunch included) snorkelling at various sites. Whilst the snorkeling wasn't fantastic (which is all relative, our last experience was the Great Barrier Reef), the sunken tank was great. We had to ask to include the Japanese Gardens site, which the leader agreed to. There was much freedom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great team, great boat, great equipment, great dives. But if I was diving again in Aqaba I'd consider a dive centre further down the coast, closer to the dive sites. Travelling from takes a fair amount of time travelling to the site. That said, it's a pleasent enough trip on the boat.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day of diving with Jood and company. Best dive shop in Aqaba! The operation is professional and safe, but still chill and fun. Their boat is lovely, comfortable, and well-maintained. The staff is first-rate. Great lunch too! We loved the Cedar Pride wreck site. Beautiful!! We hope to be back.

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