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“Best most professional dive centre in Kenya”
Review of Aqua Ventures

Aqua Ventures
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Aqua Ventures is an owner operated company established in Watamu in January 1990. Steve and Helen Curtis, the proud owners of the company, have successfully managed Aqua Ventures and moulded it into what is considered one of Kenya's leading dive centres. Steve an ex-military diver from Zimbabwe has been diving in Kenya since 1982. Helen, Kenyan by birth, has been diving since 1989. Watamu, being the first established Marine Park and reserve in Kenya, with its superior underwater topography and uncluttered beaches made it the natural location for Steve and Helen to start their business. From humble beginnings at the Ocean Sports Resort, Aqua Ventures operates three diving boats and has a well equipped diving centre with 3 compressors and over 50 sets of well maintained diving equipment.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Great safe well equipped diving centre in Watamu, one of the best diving areas in Kenya

Thank Richardvigne
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I initially used another dive centre in Watamu and was very unhappy with the safety so I decided to use Aqua Sports who I found to be excellent so I divied with them several times. Aqua Sports are a little more expensive than other dive centres but in my opinion this is worth every penny for the levels of safety and professionalism shown by Aqua.
The equipment seems to be in very good condition and is well organised in the dive kit room. Aqua very carefully check certification and log books before you can dive which is important for the safety of everyone on the dive. They gave a very detailed and useful breifing prior to each dive. Even if you do two dives you will usually be back by about 1pm which is great as you get the afternoon to do other things and chill out.
All of the crew were lovely and very helpful and friendly, Sian especially!

1  Thank RuthThomson
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Lovely staff who want you to see their world in the marine park. Up to date equipment for hire, lots of courses available for all languages and lots of fun!

Thank Anna L
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We loved the mountain bike ride through the forest. The bikes were high quality, don't worry if you've never been on one before. My mother's in her 60's and she managed the ride and had a great time.

Thank Divehappy19
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Bigger on the inside than the outside... Aqua Ventures was very professionally run, great value. The rental BCDs seemed brand new; all the equipment was in great condition. They even had a couple of masks with corrective lenses, thank goodness as I had forgotten my own. DSD training for my niece covered everything so that she was ready to dive the next morning. Calm, methodical briefing. Everything (almost everything) was carried out to the boat for us. In November, they were running only a two-tank morning dive. The afternoon was a little too windy and choppy to make it worth trying to dive.

Thank FrancesOttawa
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