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“Fishing”

Watercooled Abu Dhabi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Watercooled offers a wide range of watersports activities in Abu Dhabi. The centre is located in the Hiltonia Beach Club and is open to hotel guests, local residents, tour groups, businesses, individuals and families. The centre offers top of the range equipment and tuition in sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, paddleboarding, kayaking,and powerboating. Watercooled also provide scenic boat tours, fishing trips, and corporate events and team building.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fishing”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

we went fishing yesterday from the Hilton hotel, Abu Dhabi. The company who run the fishing is called 'Watercooled. The boat was good, the staff were nice enough people but didn't seem to have much idea about fishing. The worst thing was the fishing equipment they provided; The lures they used were huge, old and rusty, far too big for the size of fish they were targeting, The hand lines they provided were even worse; the hooks were so old, rusty and blunt, that the only 2 fish we hooked, managed to get off.
We trawled up and down the same area for about an hour, without any indication of a bite and I think they would have continued to do so for the entire session, It was only when we said, 'shouldn't we try something different' that they changed the lures (which were just as bad) and then went to hand lines.
Its not cheap, AED 1000 for 3 hours 2pm - 5 pm, so I would look around at alternatives.
graham 050 4814616

Visited August 2014
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Barry C, General Manager at Watercooled Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Dear Graham,

I must apologise that we did not meet your expectations on your recent fishing trip, but we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the equipment, and experience.

We have recently undertaken an overhaul of our fishing experience, the first major part being the purchase of a new boat, which you kindly drew attention to. The tackle and equipment has been highlighted for replacement this month ahead of the upcoming season, which I will ensure happens as soon as possible.

Our regular guide, who has been fishing the waters of Abu Dhabi for 5+ years is currently on leave, until the start of september. The staff who was your guide on this trip is an experienced fisherman, and I will pass on your feedback to him personally, which will be appreciated.

Regarding our pricing, we are one of the lowest priced fishing excursions in Abu Dhabi, and we aim to remain competitively priced. We are operating one of the newest boats, which is professionally maintained, and carry above and beyond the locally required safety equipment.

Once again, I apologise that the experience did not meet your expectations, and I would appreciate if you could contact me directly on b.conlon@watercooleduae.com so that I may arrange to remedy this for you.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good activities, great spot and awesome staff”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

After doing some research and hearing good reviews about Watercooled, a couple of friends from Dubai and I decided to do our Level 1 sailing certificate at Watercooled down at the Hiltonia.
Not only did we have a good time learning something new and enjoyable to do on a regular basis, but the staff down at Watercooled made the whole experience even more enjoyable (Laurie being our instructor and the rest of the team at the center)
So good that we went back for a Level 2, and go down there regularly for hires.

Strongly advise it.

Visited August 2014
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Barry C, General Manager at Watercooled Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Dear Elie H,

Thank you for taking the time to review your sailing at Watercooled. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed learning to sail with the team, and that you are progressing through the levels. I have passed your kind words on to Laurie.

We hope that we can continue to help you to develop your skills and that you continue to enjoy your time on the water.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water again soon.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good services and fair price”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The most affordable and good quality water sport club in Abu Dhabi!
Friendly, opened and helpful personnel.

Visited July 2014
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Barry C, General Manager at Watercooled Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear Luliuss,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to Watercooled Abu Dhabi. We are glad that you found the centre affordable, and that you had such kind words to say about the staff.

We hope to see you on the water again soon.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good times on the water”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

went down over the weekend for a sail with some friends, staff are very helpful and knowledgable, kit was in a surprisingly good condition, and the wind was good too!
having previously worked in overseas water sports centres i know how staff and kit can be, but this wasn't the case here. very impressed and will be going back soon!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Tom R
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Barry C, General Manager at Watercooled Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear Tom R,

Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your sailing, and that you found the equipment to be in excellent condition.

We take great care of our equipment, with daily maintenance plans for all of our kit. We know our guests expect the best from the gear, and we work hard to ensure we do not disappoint them.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent staff, prices and tuition”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've recently used Watercooled's facilities whilst in Abu Dhabi, the prices were the best on the island and the staff were not only friendly and enthusiastic, but they are also experts in what they do. Its rare that you find staff so passionate about their work. I felt like I had the best tuition and great encouragement from the staff, I will definitely be returning to try more!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sabine R
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Barry C, General Manager at Watercooled Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear Sabine,

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Watercooled and that you found the staff to be passionate and encouraging. All of us at Watercooled love water sports, and take great pride in sharing our experience with our guests.

Thank you also for your comments on pricing, we strive to make our activities accessible for everyone, so that all people can enjoy the water.

We look forward to seeing you on the water again soon.
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