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Aqua Ventures

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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 42 2332420
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Excellently Run Dive Center

Choosing a dive store when travelling to new countries can be interesting as the range in service... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2014
Tampa, Florida
Crazy dive

Absolutely awesome dive, although being chased around by a tyrant fish cutting the dive a little... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2014
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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.
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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 42 2332420
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

Choosing a dive store when travelling to new countries can be interesting as the range in service and safety can be vast, but just like you can often estimate the cleanliness of a restaurant kitchen by the way they take care of the restrooms, so...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Absolutely awesome dive, although being chased around by a tyrant fish cutting the dive a little shorter, amazing location and large range of beautiful fish. Am very much looking forwards too coming back for more dives :)

Thank SicilianLemonade
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2014

Dear Ash, Thank you for your kind words! Sorry about the nesting Titan triggerfish episode, but glad you enjoyed yourself and see you in December!

Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have spent a lot of time at this location, fantastic staff, friendly atmosphere, excellent tuition. This venue is endorsed by the British military and checked regularly to ensure that it meets with their exceptionally high standards. BSAC and PADI sub aqua diving courses catered...More

Thank Phil M
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2014

Thank you Phil, we look forward to seeing you back here so we can take you on another cycle ride or just a relaxing fun dive!

Reviewed 31 July 2014

We dived with Steve in July. Even though it was out of season and quiet he made a plan to take us out. We had a great time and for good value too. All equipment was provided and there were a lot of sizes to...More

1  Thank geeskat
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

We're glad you enjoyed your dive with us and hopefully you can come back and enjoy some outer reef dives once the sea clams down!

Reviewed 22 March 2014

A wonderful dive centre with excellent staff. Steve, Helen & Sian looked after us very well and I would thoroughly recommend them. My husband is an experienced dive leader and has enjoyed some wonderful diving with them on the four occasions we have been there....More

Thank 332JaneM
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I am a dive instructor and decided in my time off to go diving obviously! My friend recommended Aqua Ventures so I came with my student/friend for 2 dives with Steve. We had a brilliant day, he is very professional and thorough with a detailed...More

Thank Shelley088
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

We came to Kenya to do volunteering work in Nairobi and decided to travel to watamu specifically to dive. I contacted aqua ventures and after a few polite email exchanges and a phone call I booked two dives. I confirmed my dives the night before...More

Thank Gpiacentini
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Dear Giovanni, In response to your comments - we are sorry you were so inconvenienced but believe us we were also taken by surprise.This Strike was nothing to do with us but the local boat operators were stopping people from using the park/reserve until their...More

Reviewed 3 November 2013

Steve, Sian, Helen and Dom very professional and extremely relaxed and friendly. Sian was very welcoming, and gave me loads of tips as to what I should be doing when not diving. They insisted on a pool refresher as it was a while since I...More

Thank ruth304
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I have just completed my PADI Advanced Open Water with Aqua Ventures Located in Watamu, Kenya. The scuba school is a family ran business with dive instructor Steve Curtis heading the team. As soon as I met Steve and his team it was apparent that...More

Thank Carl1419
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I have dived with Helen and Steve at Aqua Ventures a number of times now and will continue to bring friends to learn and enjoy the experience as well. The staff are very thorough, friendly and extremely knowledgable on the local marine life. I wouldn't...More

Thank MairHewittStubbs
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Response from Helen C | Property representative |
Hello, Is this Marti who I've already spoken to on the Phone???!!