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“Excellent Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aquarius Diving Club

Aquarius Diving Club
Marriott Hotel | El Corniche Road, Hurghada , Egypt
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Ranked #61 of 131 Activities in Hurghada
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: AQUARIUS Diving Club is a PADI 5* Gold Palm Resort providing daily diving excursions,PADI diving courses, IDC's, mini safari's, diving resort packages and diving safari's. Our qualified diving staff can teach courses in English, German, French, Russian and Dutch.
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“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Hired a full day boat trip with snorkelling. Very pleased with the crew and how they really took care of us.
The Kids also loved the Sofa Boat ride and windsurfing.
Will definitely use them again.

Visited October 2013
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  • French first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“"A sightseeing Cruise next to Makadi Sunwing."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went parasailing and when we were on the boat I felt a bit dizzy, but then when it was my turn, I went with my mum and after a few seconds I found that me and my mother were in the air and it I forgot completely about my dizzy feeling because I was amazed of how we were easily carried up into the air and seeing the beautiful Red Sea! The other thing that was amazing was that you felt like a bird flying up on top of Red Sea!
Next day they took us in a boat that took us directly to the coral reefs and we went snorkeling there and I saw many fish including the Crown Butterfly fish! We were stunned of all the fishes we saw and how beautiful the coral reefs looked. At the end a speedboat took us back to the shore and took a shower then of course we went to Makadi Sunwing.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant Dive shop just by Makadi Sunwing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Brilliant - staff great. Did my Advanced, which was fun. Lots of turtles. Great night dive and great dive at Japanese Garden. Due to low capacity at hotels not as many boat dives running, but lovely to dives straight out from the coral reef outside the shop!

Visited September 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“what is Aquarius core business, diving or exchange rate hustling??”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Few years ago I took my AOWD at Aquarius Diving Club in Hurghada. Staff at the divecenter and boats always been nice, and still is, but this review goes directly to the management of the center. Story goes as follow:
At Aquarius homepage the offer 5 days of diving (10 dives), incl. lunch on the boat, and hotel incl. half board at 480 Euro pr. person. I wanted to book such a packed, but are told that price are now 580 Euro, since I'm only one person..I accept their offer if the add that I have free Nitrox on my dives, and they accept.

Day of my arrival, I do the check in at the dive center, and want to settle the payment. Now the price is 640 Euro...Why? They add 3% for paying with any kind of credit card...Not only Master Card, but also Visa..then they do the own exchange rate for change from Euro to Egypt pounds...ending up at 60 Euro. Payment made by Visa, takes the rate at the second that you do the transaction, even the ATM at the hotel did it at the normal rate, but not at Aquarius. My luck I brought enough cash to go to exchange office in town and got Euro to pay cash. I rather pay a exchange office their rate, since it's their core business than supporting crazy exchange rate at the diving center...Anyway, I paid 480 euro up front, since still wanted to if any other surprises should happened and they did.

1. day of diving, Nitrox was on the boat with 36% mix, OK. They told med that I must do a check dive, even I've just been diving in Sharm 2 weeks ago and showed my log book..You must do a check dive with us first day. Everybody must, for safety..OK, did and did diving with 4 others in my group. After lunch the asked me money for lunch even I had it included, and I should prove to the staff that it was included...
Next dive I got an unguided dive with 2 others divers and everything was OK.
2. day. No Nitrox since the guy that should make it was on vacation during Eid after ramada and they did not know when he would be back...Got regular airtanks but all of them with 180-190 bar. Didn't get any over 190 during the 5 days..and understood that some of the other dives didn't get it either. Did unguided dive with a guy thats been diving back in May '13 and his first dive. No check dive...Dive went very well but I was wandering. Once again the asked me for lunch and same scene over again even it was on the same boat.
3. day. No Nitrox, and had another guy at our unguided dive. He had about 200 logged dives, but no diving since the past 2 years. Not check dive.
Same story for the 4th and 5th day of diving. No Nitrox but had a guide on our last day. Surely we could join the guide groups, but all of us had done lots of dives, and been diving there before. Just wonder how the check dive system works or don't work...
On the 4th day we were asked if we would like to do a special trip to a wreck. It would be 2 deep dives and and extra cost of 35 Euro. Sure, I'm on. Can we get Nitrox? Yes, no problem. The trip was cancelled due to wind the same evening and we had local dives the last day of my diving but again without Nitrox. I think if 3 person asked for a Nitrox course the would be able to get the Nitrox, and did see other boats have plenty of Nitrox.
Check out day. Total is 590 Euro. The last 10 is an extra tax. OK. What about the 4 days without Nitrox that you offered me in first place. Once again I should prove that there was free Nitrox in my offer, even they made me the offer. Nitrox is 3 euro pr. tank makes it 24 Euro total. Now all the sorry excuses started..Got a call from the manager, that it was a good offer I had first place, and it was only Nitrox if available...and that because of problems going on in Cairo there was so many people in Hurghada since they could not visit Cairo and bla bla. Just do your planning ahead of time and stop with all your bad excuses.., it makes it as an unpleasant experience to dive at Aquarius..

Visited August 2013
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West Sussex
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Aquarius @ the Citadel azure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I used Aquarius at the Citadel Azure when we stayed at Le Premier Le reve hotel in April.
We did a few house reef dives and one all day boat dive as it was a holiday for resting and not a diving holiday!
Everything about the centre was professional and the guides were fantastic and so much fun!
The house reef was excellent and we even had a pod of wild dolphins play with us on our first dive.
We are heading back in November and can't wait to see the team again!
THANK YOU for some great diving!

Visited April 2013
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