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Aqaba International Dive Center

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Address: King Hussein Street | Opposit Royal Yacht Club & McDonal rest, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
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+962 7 9694 9082
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

In 1964 Ahmed Qatawneh became the first Jordanian diver and in 1975 he...

In 1964 Ahmed Qatawneh became the first Jordanian diver and in 1975 he became the first Jordanian Diving Instructor. In 1998 he established the Aqaba International Dive Center. Now in the hands of his son Mohamed we have a family run Dive Center offering diving courses to certify beginners as well as higher certification levels of PADI & SSI. We are still one of the best Dive Centers in Aqaba guiding and supervising certified and non-certified divers to the best dive sites that Aqaba has to offer. Our priority is to provide fun filled dives with above all strict safety precursors. Your money is not our main goal, it is your wide smile at the end of our dives together which is what we love to see. Our prices are always acceptable and suitable for all standards of a diver’s budget. We invite you to come and dive in one of the longest running Dive Centers in Aqaba and write on this website about your wonderful experiences in our humble Dive Centre. We hope to see you soon and we wish you a beautiful stay in Aqaba!

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Fantastic Dive Centre in Aqaba -- book them today!

I had not dived for a while and my 16 year old daughter was keen to try it out. Aqaba International Dive Centre gave us both dive experiences that we will remember forever... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not dived for a while and my 16 year old daughter was keen to try it out. Aqaba International Dive Centre gave us both dive experiences that we will remember forever! Mohammed, Mario and Bruno were professional, friendly and great fun to be around. My dives were in the Japanese Garden and Cedar Pride shipwreck sites. The equipment... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Received friendly and professional service from Mario and Bruno at AIDC. Safety comes first, but fun is a close second. Would recommend this operation to anyone without hesitation.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did two shore dives with Mario and found the whole experience from booking to diving flawless. We hadn't dove in awhile but Mario made us feel right at ease. We visited the Japanese Gardens and Cedar Pride and they were both beautiful. We found the dive centre to be very professional from booking to diving. Would highly recommend! Bring... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aqaba International is an excellent dive center. Muhammad and Mario, the instructors, are very knowledgeable and they make sure that your diving experience is fantastic. Mario led me through my PADI advanced certification, and I couldn't have asked for a better instructor.

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Thank you so much and we hope to see you again :) More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Mohamed, the owner and our diving instructor was an absolute pleasure who introduced us to this beautiful world of diving. He is very organised and skilled at diving himself with more than 20 years of experience and is a Wreck Diver qualified. So definitely has lots of experience to make you feel comfortable and reassured. They provide with you all... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We dove two dives with Aqaba International Dive Center in March 2017. We dove to the shipwreck Cedar Pride and Japanese Garden. The dives were fantastic, as was our instructor, Mario. He was professional, knowledgeable, and kind. We were a little concerned about our own ability, because while we were certified divers, it had been more than a year since... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We found this diving center by accidentaly walking by. We were met by Muhamed - intelligent owner of the center. Surpricingly he talked very good English, different from diving center in hotel, where we were staying. We quickly arranged diving for two persons for the next day. The instructor - Mario, Belgium guy, talking fluent English, very nice, calm and... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very helpful and high quality dive centre. They go out of their way to give you a good diving experience in Aqaba. I spent 5 days of diving with them. I also highly recommend the dive courses. I took a sidemount course with them, and although it is not their standard offer, they made sure I could take the course... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful experience you can have in Aqaba, and especially with Mohamed company. He is a profesional but not only : sympathetic, friendly and open minded. My experience was with Mario (hope its the good writting) and he was just PERFECT, he explained me everything perfectly and was very very profesional and careful about me all time... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Mohammad picked us up from the Tala Bay apartment complex (where we were staying) and drove us to the dive shop where we were fitted with equipment. 4 of us went diving and 2 of us went snorkeling. We all got wet suits and we're equipped with flippers. Mohammad drove us to the beach and led the 2 diving excursions... More 

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