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Address: 17 km south of Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan
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Get up close to gorgeous coral reefs and colorful fish as you snorkel or...

Get up close to gorgeous coral reefs and colorful fish as you snorkel or dive at this popular attraction, offering diving instruction for novices and adventurous dives for pros.

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Nice place.

I came here for the day just to chill and do some snorkelling. I had a great day and the staff were really kind and helpful. Hire and entrance was a little bit expensive, but I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 4, 2015
Charlie Z
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

The resort is isolated and very close to the saudi arabia border. Most of the equipments are old and hardly intact. The guide is a pervert and the staff stole the money from the locker, we fought hard to get our money back.

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Thank ndp85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

I came here for the day just to chill and do some snorkelling. I had a great day and the staff were really kind and helpful. Hire and entrance was a little bit expensive, but I guess you'd expect that. I turned out to be one of the only people there so it was fantastic.

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1 Thank Charlie Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Great calm place, the good thing is not crowded and fish are friendly :) The hospitality was good but the equipment wasn't.

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Thank Abdul M
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Very dirty place. In food we fount hair... Bed also was not really fresh. For this place beer renovation...very very bad...

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Thank Елена Б
Wells, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015

We bought both the Lonely Planet Guide to Jordan and the Rough Guide (latest editions) to visit Aqaba last week, (February 23rd 2015). This beach and the Royal Diving Centre are both still very highly recommended in both. Of note. Access to the Royal Diving Centre is now via a new roundabout, on the coastal road south, about 4kms from... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Leaky mask, deserted facilities, shoddy showers. BUT the reefs are amazing, and you can get into the sea off the pier and snorkel straight over to them. Depends on what your priorities are, and how important the facilities are to you when you get out of the water. Don't expect any frills.. On the plus side the place was really... More 

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2 Thank Travellingbear44
Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

The facilities are old and derelict (broken showers, dirty beach...). Despite the high price (8JD§) the snorkelling equipment was broken. The attitude of the staff does NOT compensate any of this (neither helpful nor nice) Nice diving spot though but hard to enjoy in these conditions.. Avoid at all costs

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3 Thank Johann M
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Hello everyone, With 3 friends,we spent one day in the Roayl Diving Center in Aqaba last Week. We were encouraged to rent one locker, so our stuff would be safe... At the end of the day, we went straight back to Hamman to take our plane back home, where i realised that 200€ were missing in my wallet, which i... More 

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6 Thank Benjamin B
amman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

It was the most terrible experience i have ever had, we went there to dive, they were so unprofessional, didn't give us the slightest safety instructions. I don't understand how is it called .the royal diving center!! honestly its one of the worst things i have ever seen

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5 Thank abumaizar
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed in the Marina Plaza Hotel in Tala Bay and wanted to learn how to dive. We chose the RDC due to its location nearby and it's good reputation. Hamza, the manager, and I communicated via Facebook initially and he arranged to pick us up personally the next day. We were provided with training manual and materials which we... More 

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Thank Natasha O

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