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Address: Al Saada Street, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
Phone Number:
+962 3 201 8883
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Dive Aqaba is a 5 Star PADI Instructor Development centre located...

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.

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I first met the Dive Aqaba team 3 years ago and had such a great time I had no hesitation to use them again. And although some members had changed, they are just as welcoming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I first met the Dive Aqaba team 3 years ago and had such a great time I had no hesitation to use them again. And although some members had changed, they are just as welcoming, helpful and friendly as I had come accustomed to. This time round they were a bit busier, but they still managed to help my friend... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

In a good spot in the center of the city. Friendly and pleasant staff. Great boat with lots of space to hangout. Great food is served. Had a good time (:

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Bit of a slow start in the morning (getting gear loaded, etc), but overall, a well-organised, friendly team, eager to satisfy. Excellent quality food for lunch. Two dives in one day - Japanese Garden (coral experience - good); shipwreck experience - excellent. Would definitely recommend this outfit and will be diving with them again in November, 2014. Can't wait!

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

My two daughters (aged 15 and 13) spent three days with Dive Aqaba completing their PADI open water certification. The tuition was excellent provided by a professional, safety conscious team of international instructors. Aqaba's good visibility, lack of currents and relatively shallow coral/wrecks provide a great environment for teenagers to learn to dive from Dive Aqaba's boat the Laila. We... More 

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We're strict critics. We'll use them again in the future. Very friendly staff. Very good service. We went out and did a 2 dive trip. The corals and sea life were great. Truly amazing colors. But, that's the Red Sea. As far as the company goes, it's family owned and operated with a mix of western staff. Rod (UK?) founded... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Had a blast diving with the crew of dive aqaba, very professional staff, amazing food and service on the boat. Thank you Rod for all the knowledge; a true diving encyclopedia you are. Thank you Ash for an amazing time and the best experience of my life... will definitely come back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Just spent a bit of time diving in Jordan with "Dive Aqaba" If you want to dive in this area I would recommend you give them a try. Friendly faces all round with good local knowlege. Thanks to Ash for looking after us, Hugh for the gas blending, and all the crew of "Laila" If I'm in Aqaba for more... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Recently spent 14 days diving with dive Aqaba! This is the only company to use in Aqaba, safe friendly and accommodating!!! Now a valued choice and highly recommend by the British Army! Thank you all at Dive Aqaba!!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We were cruise ship passengers looking for an excursion having already visited Petra and Wadi Rum. Online, we investigated several snorkeling/diving possibilities before deciding on Dive Aqaba. We ultimately selected this operation because of their willingness to pick us up and return us to the port gate, provide all necessary equipment including shortie wet suits and flotation vests, provided a... More 

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Ottestad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Me and a friend, dived with Dive Aqaba in november, we had a great time on board the boat. The crew was helpful and friendly, the dive guide (Omar) also did a very good job! At the divecenter we was always welkome, tanks for a nice diveweek :-) regards from Geir-Inge (Norway)

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