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Address: Watamu 80202, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 42 233 2420
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Excellently Run Dive Center

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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 too can you tell what to expect when you check out the rental equipment in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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 review

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! More 

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

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 for as well as various other thrilling adventurous activities such as mountain biking, windsurfing, kayaking,... More 

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this review

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! More 

Juba, South Sudan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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 choose from, and the mask was in good shape which ensured a hassle free dive.... More 

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this review

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! More 

Nanyuki, Kenya
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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. They have also taken my two young sons through their PADI Open Water and they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I am a dive instructor and decided in my time off to go diving obviously! My friend recommended Aqua Ventures so I came with my student/friend for 2 dives with Steve. We had a brilliant day, he is very professional and thorough with a detailed dive briefing so we all knew the plan...the boat is great, equipment very well looked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We came to Kenya to do volunteering work in Nairobi and decided to travel to watamu specifically to dive. I contacted aqua ventures and after a few polite email exchanges and a phone call I booked two dives. I confirmed my dives the night before via email and was ready and excited to dive. We woke up at 6:30, had... More 

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this review

Dear Giovanni, In response to your comments - we are sorry you were so inconvenienced but believe us we were also taken by surprise.This Strike was nothing to do with us but the local boat operators were stopping people from using the park/reserve until their demands were met. We had it in writing from the Local Boat Operators that the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Steve, Sian, Helen and Dom very professional and extremely relaxed and friendly. Sian was very welcoming, and gave me loads of tips as to what I should be doing when not diving. They insisted on a pool refresher as it was a while since I had dived - and it was the most thorough refresher I had ever had. Steve's... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have just completed my PADI Advanced Open Water with Aqua Ventures Located in Watamu, Kenya. The scuba school is a family ran business with dive instructor Steve Curtis heading the team. As soon as I met Steve and his team it was apparent that they were very passionate about the diving school and what benefits I could gain from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have dived with Helen and Steve at Aqua Ventures a number of times now and will continue to bring friends to learn and enjoy the experience as well. The staff are very thorough, friendly and extremely knowledgable on the local marine life. I wouldn't dive with anyone else in Kenya :)

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Address: Watamu 80202, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 42 233 2420
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Watamu

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