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Address: Al Saada Street, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 (0) 3 2018883
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Dive Aqaba is a 5 Star PADI Instructor Development centre located...

Dive Aqaba is a 5 Star PADI Instructor Development centre located conveniently in Aqaba town for all your evening activities. We offer daily boat diving and snorkeling from our boat Laila One.We meet at 9.00am each day (we are based opposite the Days Inn Hotel) and are back by 4.00pm each day.Established in 2002 by Ashraf Sulaibi and Rod Abbotson combining more than 30 years experience in the dive industry and a founding member of the Aqaba Diving Association. We give individual attention to all our guests to make sure they have the best experience possible. Emphasis is on having fun safe diving and educational excellence to instructor levels and beyond in both recreational and technical diving. We are the only centre in Jordan catering for technical diving and can run courses to instructor levels. We have recently also become a TDI centre as well as a PADI Tec Rec centre and received a Green Star Award from PADI for our environmental activities.

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Great centre for a day trip

Great team, great boat, great equipment, great dives. But if I was diving again in Aqaba I'd consider a dive centre further down the coast, closer to the dive sites. Travelling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Matthew T
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great team, great boat, great equipment, great dives. But if I was diving again in Aqaba I'd consider a dive centre further down the coast, closer to the dive sites. Travelling from takes a fair amount of time travelling to the site. That said, it's a pleasent enough trip on the boat.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've dived with Rod and his crew for a number of years now and can honestly say I feel 100% safe with them. My wife took her Open Water and her Advanced Open Water courses with them on our honeymoon some years ago and I took my Rescue Diver course and got my Master Scuba Diver with them. Thy dive... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made a long day trip out of the beginner scuba course for me and 16 others. Jood and staff are phenominal. They took their time fitting us for dive gear, going over the do's and don'ts, and helping answer any last minute technical or even off subject questions. We followed Jood to the dive boat, and after she was rigged,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly enough staff and good diving, however the customer service is severely lacking. I finished my PADI certification here and have been waiting 5 months for photos of me that were lost and the submission of my certification paperwork. Email responses to my requests were slow and now entirely ignored.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

A great of five of us went diving, two advanced divers, two open water and one discovery dive. It was an amazing day, we all had two dives and even stayed with them to complete a night dive. The staff were incredible and friendly. The dive masters were very professional. It was owner Jude's birthday so he organized a night... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I spent a week diving and completing courses with Amjad and his staff from Dive Aqaba. It couldn't have been a better week. The instructors are fantastic, the boat was excellent and the equipment was well maintained and reliable. Thanks for an an amazing experience Dive Aqaba.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I had a great day on their boat. We went to three dive sites: Cedar Pride, Japanese Gardens and Power Station. Kind people, good divemasters, good equipment, nice boot and good food. We spend the day with a small group of 3 divers.

Thank Boudewijn K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My two sons aged 12 and 14 completed their 4 open water dives with Amjad as their instructor. He was great. My eldest was a reluctant to dive after a headache after the first dive but Amjad did an excellent job of coaxing him into the water and having him complete the dives to his great satisfaction. The team on... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I wanted to do some diving whilst travelling through Jordan, and I elected for a boat trip with Jood and co., which was a very good move. We spent the day on Rainbow Reef, taking in the Cedar Pride, while we were at it - superb diving. I've never been on a happier boat and the staff's enthusiasm was fully... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We went out with dive Aqaba in July 2015. This company is GREAT! The owner's son Amjad picked us up from the Movenpick Tala Bay and took us to the dive center (about 15 min drive from Tala Bay). My girlfriend got geared up to dive, and I got my Snorkel equipment. The dive masters were these two old-school salty... More 

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