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Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The Pavilion Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre located...

The Pavilion Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre located at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Focused on PADI Certification Course, diving excursions into the Gulf and Indian Ocean are also available. PADI certifications are recognized worldwide and give you instant access to diving adventures all over the planet.If you are thinking of visiting us and taking your PADI certification, you should start your PADI e-learning now and contact us to book your practical classes. If you are certified and would like to do some diving on your holiday with us, please book in advance.We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai.

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My teenage son went along to a taster session at the Pavillion centre. He is partially deaf. The instructors were very good in explaining to him what to do. There was pre work on... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Bellshill, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I went to see if I could book my kids on the Padi bubble maker and was told that the dive centre was closing down. Was disappointed as hadn't been told and can't see anyway where it says that

1 Thank 909LouiseB
Bellshill, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

My teenage son went along to a taster session at the Pavillion centre. He is partially deaf. The instructors were very good in explaining to him what to do. There was pre work on land explaining how to use the equipment and hand instructions for when underwater. He was then taken to the pool where he went through 30mins on... More 

3 Thank jamiesonca
Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

If you are in Dubai the JBR beach is one to tick off. There are all sorts of activities for kids. There are water adventures which include jet ski's, water paddles, kayaking, and many more. The soft white sand is a pleasure to sit on but if you prefer chairs there are a row of them laid out for you... More 

1 Thank Nkat3ko
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Looking for a local dive center, I decided to go with Pavilion. The location is very nice, the staff is very friendly. I made my open water diving licence and I am sure to continue because of the very good experience here.

Thank Zeljko B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I liked everything about this holiday, it was the best holiday I've ever been on! I loved it so much this february that I'm going back again this year!

1 Thank absm00re
Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

As a first time diver, getting the open water certification was a lot of fun and very enjoyable overall. The staff are all friendly and easy going. (I have no idea what to write everything was awesome)

1 Thank Silvy_I
Caterham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

We did a big family holiday last August and my husband and I decided to take my father in law on a short dive as he hadn't dived since passing his padi in 2008! The staff were amazing. They made sure we could put our equipment together ourselves (even for me, 2 years since my last dive, I struggled slightly!)... More 

4 Thank Sam P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

My wife had never dived before and their diving experience seemed ideal. You cannot fail to be impressed by the Hotel but the diving experience was disappointing. The water is unclear because of the build work and tides and visibility is very poor. Go across to Korfakkan near Fujeirah or to Dibba on the other coast for a truly memorable... More 

5 Thank PaulgoeswithLynne
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This used to be by far the best outfit to dive with in the UAE. I'm not sure if Jumeirah Group, who own the place, are deliberately running it down over the past year but it's seriously declined. The excellent course director Phil has left, the replacement manager Elena has also now left and nobody is in charge. The young,... More 

6 Thank Angus M
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

I arranged my open water referral dives during a short trip to Dubai and JD a throughly professional experience. Good equipment, helpful dive staff, and the Master Instructor Saher dotted the i's and crossed the t's pre-post and during each dive to make this a great learning experience.

4 Thank Barry416

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