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Al Mahara Diving Center

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great friendly PADI dive centre at Beach Rotana Hotel

Diving in Abu Dhabi is not the best, but this outfit work hard to make the most of the situation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
Patient, Safe and Professional

I had a great experience completing the Rescue Diver certification this weekend. Al Mahara is now... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Al Mahara Diving Center is locally owned and operated by enthusiatic experienced dive professionals who appear to have a certain amount of sea water running in their veins which is why they need to go diving regularly!! Some of our dive...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Port Zayed, inside Sahara Marine, Abu Dhabi 52149, United Arab Emirates
+971 50 111 8125
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diving in Abu Dhabi is not the best, but this outfit work hard to make the most of the situation. Bad visibility due to the building work in the emirates and dredging make the dives a bit off pot luck but the staff all try...More

Thank Macchu123
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I had a great experience completing the Rescue Diver certification this weekend. Al Mahara is now located at the Beach Rotana Hotel in the Tourist Club area so they have convenience of both a city and waterfront dive shop! Our weekend was well-organized and the...More

2  Thank snavon100
Reviewed February 25, 2018

I had my prior PADI dive certification more than 10 years ago so I decided to do the open water course again and I must say, My dive instructors where excellent. Rebekka gave me my certification. Lena was my first instructor. A Dive Master. Rebekka,...More

Thank fhlaroche31
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

My instructor Christy was amazing, patient, kind and caring. He explained all skills thoroughly, and spent considerably time helping me through it all, I could not of asked for a better Dive Master/Instructor. The team at Al Mahara are very friendly and helpful and I...More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed obtaining my PADI in Abu Dhabi because of the quality of instruction from Al Mahara Dive Centre Abu Dhabi. The team, Christy, Ollie and Lena were great! They were safe, calm, and most of all loved what they were doing, which made the...More

Thank Rahim_ZS
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

#1. Booked a wreck dive. Unfortunately they couldn't find it!! 20m vis and no wreck! How? Useless skipper. #2. Attended a first aid course. Four months later and I am yet to receive my certification. Good instructors but that means nothing if they we must...More

1  Thank Sam L
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Did the kayaking and scuba diving trip with them. Ordered everything online with no hassle. Service was very professional, on time and on schedule. Highly recommend to use their service.

Thank Arisantoso
Reviewed November 1, 2016

I went on a kayak tour in October, leaving from the Links golf course, going along side the mangroves across the channel. I enjoyed the environment and saw quite a few bird species. I was on my own and there was a large American university...More

Thank Zach D
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Everything went extremely smooth with Al Mahara! It started with the interest of learning how to swim then I saw the contact details from the website. I immediately sent an email to get more information and the reply was received very quickly on the same...More

Thank HannyTjai
Reviewed August 1, 2016

A regular, the duration of the tour is just right, friendly tour guides and very safe. Will definitly go back again especially in winter!More

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Kathleen R, Owner at Al Mahara Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

Dear Nowala, Thank you for joining us on the mangrove kayak tour and it was a pleasure to take you out and experience our beautiful natural environment. We look forward to having you come paddling again soon! We will have to try a moonlight kayak...More

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