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Review of Dive Aqaba

Dive Aqaba
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Epsom, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I think this is an excellent outfit for divers. The divers on our boat seemed to be well catered for and enjoyed their dives. It wasn't so good for us, a family who were snorkelling. Depsite checking they had the right equipment for small children and asking if it would be suitable for us, it wasn't really. The company only own two small life vests, and one was missing a pair of ties. If there had been third child present there would have been a difficulty. Also there were no flippers for feet smaller then UK size 5. On a previous trip in Egypt we found children were much better catered to, all holding on to a ring, and looked after by a dedicated person. So, it didn't meet the expectations we had. However, we were given a discount as our children didn't snorkel in the end due to a stronger than expected current on a windy day, and we did appreciate that gesture. We think the trip we went on would indicate this is a great company for 'try-dives' and also experienced divers, but probably not a good one if you have children under 10, due to the equipment.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Laura D
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic, friendly crew”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Had a great dive with Ash and how team. Boat was beautiful, lunch was scrumptious and equipment was in good nick. FYI they didn't have prescription masks. Quality of our dive sites was great, and at the end of the day we sat down and shared a few drinks with some if the staff (who are genuinely very friendly). A great experience that I look forward to repeating!

Visited November 2012
Thank Tamishta H
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“great diving centre”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I really enjoyed diving with them - very knowlegable, they look after everybody - no matter what level you are at. The air quality was ok and food on the boat was delicious. I felt again like a part of a big diving family. Thanks guys!!!

Visited October 2012
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Rehovot, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Boat Diving”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Daily boat trips are very nice and excellently organized. Very nice sites. Great food on the boat. Friendly stuff. Cannot tell anything about their rented equipment (I used my one), but the air quality is good. Look forward to go for techdive with them.

Visited August 2012
Thank Evgeni L
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London, UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Incredible try dive with Dive Aqaba”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Try-dived with Izz and Moayyad earlier this week. Was an incredible experience. Great staff and company - will come again!

Thank April249
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