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Aqua Ventures

P.O. Box 275, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 42 233 2420
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Ranked #12 of 33 activities in Watamu
Type: Water sports
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 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 via mobile

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was my first ever dive and to be honest I was nervous prior to starting the PADI course. I need not have worried, the staff were amazing, very patient and put me at ease from the start, guiding me through the whole process and giving me individual attention.The staff were very knowledgeable on the marine flora and fauna, they... More

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Bath
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I went round a couple of dive schools in Watamu before deciding on Aqua to do the PADI Advanced Open Water course, and I was glad I chose them. Highly competent instruction, well maintained equipment and friendly staff/instructors, all made this an excellent experience. THe water visibility was not terribly good at the time but I was more focused on... More

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