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Dive Aqaba

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Address: Al Saada Street, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 (0) 3 2018883
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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Fantastic diving with Dive Aqaba

Great weekend of diving with Dive Aqaba team and Rod Abbotson on board Laila 1. Four beautiful dive sites. Laila 1 is a well equipped and spacious boat and the lunch after dives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great weekend of diving with Dive Aqaba team and Rod Abbotson on board Laila 1. Four beautiful dive sites. Laila 1 is a well equipped and spacious boat and the lunch after dives was excellent. Special thanks to Rod for guiding me on my dives. Highlight was to dive and explore the Cedar Pride on 14th November day before its... More 

Thank Seekingtheverybest
Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, have gone diving with them twice. They are extremely helpful and professional. They take safety very seriously. Their boats are safe, clean, and roomy. They have great food available.

Thank DawnOhioUSA
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just finished my Padi Open Water with Dive Aqaba and had an amazing time. All the staff are really friendly and knowledgable, you get to visit a variety of different sites, and you get a delicious lunch on the boat. My instructor Paul was fantastic - I couldn't have asked for a better person to teach me =)

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We spent two days diving with Dive Aqaba, and it was some of the best diving we've experienced. The best visibility we've ever had, and some magnificent and mostly pristine dive sites. Many Aqaba dive shops just shore dive, because the fringing reefs are very close, but Dive Aqaba runs boats, so you can visit a wide variety of sites.... More 

Thank MWMcCaw
Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great diving day on Laila 1 Dive Aqaba's boat. The dives were well organized, the crew super friendly and food was also great. I can only recommend them.

Thank Thomas S
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We recently spent 2 days scuba diving through Dive Aqaba. The experience was excellent. the people running this service are friendly and very knowledgeable. The instructor, Paul, was great. I would encourage anyone thinking of taking a PADI class to consider it through this company. The Red Sea sites that we visited are beautiful, easy dives.

Thank janetwD4656GQ
Holon, Israel
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

amjad is great and the instractor pual was very good and so are the staff the new place was still under devlopment when i was there hope it will be done soon

Thank itairaf
Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Amazing staff.. very professtional and super friendly. The best memories and friends for life. You want boat dive or shore dive, snorkeling or just chilling on the boat they have.. delicious food on board.. highly recommended..

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Lolo, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Thsi is my third experience with Dive Aqaba. I have done several courses and just complete Tri Mix. Rod Abbotsen is a most skilled instructor, very experienced, and patient...No, I won't tell you the story... but ask Rod. I have done BOTH Tech and Tri Mix with Dive Aqaba. That is a lot of diving. Most important: safety and trust.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We chose Dive Aqaba to go diving for the first time, since we were told the seabed in the area is pretty amazing. We met at their office in the morning to register and prepare equipment for the dive. The process may take a bit too long if there are a lot of people to get prepared. Left the office... More 

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