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Address: 17 km south of Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan
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Description: Get up close to gorgeous coral reefs and colorful fish as you snorkel or...
Get up close to gorgeous coral reefs and colorful fish as you snorkel or dive at this popular attraction, offering diving instruction for novices and adventurous dives for pros.
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Shoddy equipment and deserted facilities, but the reefs are beautiful

Leaky mask, deserted facilities, shoddy showers. BUT the reefs are amazing, and you can get into the sea off the pier and snorkel straight over to them. Depends on what your... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great calm place, the good thing is not crowded and fish are friendly :) The hospitality was good but the equipment wasn't.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very dirty place. In food we fount hair... Bed also was not really fresh. For this place beer renovation...very very bad...

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Wells, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We bought both the Lonely Planet Guide to Jordan and the Rough Guide (latest editions) to visit Aqaba last week, (February 23rd 2015). This beach and the Royal Diving Centre are both still very highly recommended in both. Of note. Access to the Royal Diving Centre is now via a new roundabout, on the coastal road south, about 4kms from... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Leaky mask, deserted facilities, shoddy showers. BUT the reefs are amazing, and you can get into the sea off the pier and snorkel straight over to them. Depends on what your priorities are, and how important the facilities are to you when you get out of the water. Don't expect any frills.. On the plus side the place was really... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The facilities are old and derelict (broken showers, dirty beach...). Despite the high price (8JD§) the snorkelling equipment was broken. The attitude of the staff does NOT compensate any of this (neither helpful nor nice) Nice diving spot though but hard to enjoy in these conditions.. Avoid at all costs

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Hello everyone, With 3 friends,we spent one day in the Roayl Diving Center in Aqaba last Week. We were encouraged to rent one locker, so our stuff would be safe... At the end of the day, we went straight back to Hamman to take our plane back home, where i realised that 200€ were missing in my wallet, which i... More 

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amman
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

It was the most terrible experience i have ever had, we went there to dive, they were so unprofessional, didn't give us the slightest safety instructions. I don't understand how is it called .the royal diving center!! honestly its one of the worst things i have ever seen

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed in the Marina Plaza Hotel in Tala Bay and wanted to learn how to dive. We chose the RDC due to its location nearby and it's good reputation. Hamza, the manager, and I communicated via Facebook initially and he arranged to pick us up personally the next day. We were provided with training manual and materials which we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this place by friends we stayed with in Aqaba. The main reason for coming to place like this is the quality of the snorkelling, and we were not disappointed. Not sure what previous reviews were talking about as regards a dirty reef, yes there was some rubbish, but sadly this is a feature if Jordan... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Don't waste your money on this place. We paid something like $20 a head to get in, and we were immediately disappointed. We came just to have a quick snorkel in the Red Sea and had read that they had a great reef. The reef was average and the facilities were horrible - broken down, filthy, and old. I was... More 

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