There are many dive companies in Aqaba. This one is owned and operated by the family who first started diving in Aqaba back in the 1960's. There may be a few other good dive companies in Aqaba, but there are none better than this group of divers. From introductory diver to experienced professional they make everything, safe, fun, fulfilling and most of all easy. Abdullah is a marine biologist, his brother, Omar, a computer engineer (good internet connection) they see to it that whatever it is you want, they do their best to deliver. I had a lot of fun diving in Aqaba. I've been there three times and hope to go back.
The new hotel is super clean, very comfortable, great pool, budget priced with easy access to the dive sites. You can either stay with them or at one of the fancier hotels of Tala Bay, just a few minutes away, they will pick up for diving.
I found the diving to be very interesting with many species of fish and invertebrates that are endemic to the Red Sea. On occasion odd things come up to the shallow reef flat from deep water. Big fish are mostly absent, but there are lots of other interesting things to look for and see.
The prices are reasonable (low), the equipment is very good. I dove at different times of the year, summer a 2m suit is fine, winter......time for a hood and thicker suit...they have them....They appear to get a lot of repeat business from expats and locals in Amman. On my last trip, the evenings were a united nations experience, an American (me), Dutch, Irish, Jordanian, German, Italian, Japanese, French, English and Spanish...lots of fun and great stories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RED SEA DIVE CENTER has been formed to offer this alternative since its establishment in 1992 and continued to provide a unique diving & accommodation activities and now we are proud that we opened the New Red Sea Dive Center on the South Beach of Aqaba where we offer a full range of services like accommodation, swimming pool, kids pool, restaurant and diving. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Sea Dive Hotel Aqaba