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Al Mahara Diving Center

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Address: 31st Street | Port Zayed, Sahara Marine, Abu Dhabi 52149, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 50 111 8125
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Al Mahara Diving Center is locally owned and operated by enthusiatic...

Al Mahara Diving Center is locally owned and operated by enthusiatic experienced dive professionals who appear to have a certain amount of sea water running in their veins which is why they need to go diving regularly!! Some of our dive professionals have been teaching for more than 18 years internationally.


We are a premiere PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center (S-21702) offering our customers a wide range of services including scuba diving, deep sea fishing, Snorkeling, boat tours, mangrove kayaking, swimming lessons, lifeguard training. Al Mahara Diving Center offers day trips and overnight trips for scuba diving throughout the United Arab Emirates and Oman and overseas. Discover the adventures in Abu Dhabi.

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Scuba Diving Near Abu Dhabi

I went on four dives over two days this week during the Ramadan/Eid holiday. It was really a great experience. The staff were knowledgeable about the area dive sites. They... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Hinsdale, Illinois

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

#1. Booked a wreck dive. Unfortunately they couldn't find it!! 20m vis and no wreck! How? Useless skipper. #2. Attended a first aid course. Four months later and I am yet to receive my certification. Good instructors but that means nothing if they we must wait "6 weeks" to receive a card. 16 weeks later, no card. WTF. Useless skipper... More 

Thank Sam L
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Did the kayaking and scuba diving trip with them. Ordered everything online with no hassle. Service was very professional, on time and on schedule. Highly recommend to use their service.

Thank Arisantoso
Norman, OK
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I went on a kayak tour in October, leaving from the Links golf course, going along side the mangroves across the channel. I enjoyed the environment and saw quite a few bird species. I was on my own and there was a large American university alumni group in the same tour. I was told the tour would be 1.5 hours... More 

Thank Zach D
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Everything went extremely smooth with Al Mahara! It started with the interest of learning how to swim then I saw the contact details from the website. I immediately sent an email to get more information and the reply was received very quickly on the same day. The trainer - Fabian was wonderful! He taught me so much in a span... More 

Thank HannyTjai
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A regular, the duration of the tour is just right, friendly tour guides and very safe. Will definitly go back again especially in winter!

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Kathleen R, Owner at Al Mahara Diving Center, responded to this review

Dear Nowala, Thank you for joining us on the mangrove kayak tour and it was a pleasure to take you out and experience our beautiful natural environment. We look forward to having you come paddling again soon! We will have to try a moonlight kayak or full moon kayak also. Stay well! Kathleen Russell More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the dive experience I had with Al Mahara Dive center was probably the worst dive experience I have ever experienced. The booking was so unorganized - I was initially booked on a 7am Refresher followed by a close by wreck dive. The dive center kept changing the date and time because of lack of availability of the boats. I... More 

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Kathleen R, Owner at Al Mahara Diving Center, responded to this review

Dear AlRewesh, We are sorry to hear of your experience was not up to your expectation last week. We take all responses seriously especially regarding diver safety as we have all our crew well trained in all aspects of safety. We will review your comments with our team. Please be assured that we place safety and customer service as our... More 

Hinsdale, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I went on four dives over two days this week during the Ramadan/Eid holiday. It was really a great experience. The staff were knowledgeable about the area dive sites. They could talk knowledgeably about the habitats and sea life. Most importantly, the equipment was well maintained and in good shape from the dive gear to the boat. Al Mahara made... More 

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Kathleen R, Owner at Al Mahara Diving Center, responded to this review

Dear Melkus1, Thank you for your review and we are happy you had a pleasant adventure diving with us. We hope you will come and dive with us again soon and the water is cooler so we can show you more wonderful fish and corals and ship wrecks in Abu Dhabi. Best fishes, Kathleen More 

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Any tour like this is going to depend on the rest of the group you are with, and a large bunch of noisy kayaking novices is not the best company in which to spot any wildlife. I guess from that respect we were just unlucky, but we also didn't get anywhere near "scenic and tranquil waters" or "winding channels" as... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing swimming lessons in a great place with friendly staff. A great way of exercising and having a good stamina and stroke correction

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

No experience necessary, very gentle introduction to bobbing along on the water and a great way to spend an hour or two. Safety briefing over and life vest on, let the fun begin. Take old, sturdy shoes/boots to get to the kayak (you can take them off later) as the short walk to the sore is wet and rocky. Make... More 

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