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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
Phone Number: +962 7 9694 9082
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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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Diving always fun with them.

Why i like to dive with the aqaba international dive center 1st they are at the central of the Aqaba city 2nd the stiff is well trained and i feel safe with them 3ed and most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Why i like to dive with the aqaba international dive center 1st they are at the central of the Aqaba city 2nd the stiff is well trained and i feel safe with them 3ed and most important for me, as an underwater photographer i like to be with a dive guid who can show me where to find the nice... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was not the first time diving with the Aqaba International Diving Centre and again it proved to be an unforgettable experience. A visit to to the shipwreck and on special request a successful search for shrimps and seahorses. The trip took a use few interesting meters deeper and added a new experience to our list. The new trip his... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and me did a dive with a friend. The owner took us to the Cedar Pride. We had a nice and long dive and the wreck is amazing. It is a very nice dive center and the owner is a great guy! We will be back soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mohammed and Paolo did an amazing job of calming the two of us fairly nervous divers and offering us a really personalised experience making sure the more experienced divers still had a great time too. The dive sites are awesome and going in from the shore means you can take it slow while still seeing some amazing stuff by the... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Coming straight from the Wadi Rum, hardly arrived in Aqaba we found this diving club. We're complete beginners. First dive yesterday, excellent, we decided to do it again today. Both were great experience. Price is cheap, instructors are greats, material is working, I recommend !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Aqaba is the place for diving in Jordan (beautiful dive spots in the Red Sea) and this diving school offer great instructors and a very friendly service. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

When I arrived in Aqaba I knew I wanted to go diving and also attempt to persuade my friend who was a non-diver to try it. I knew this wasn’t going to be an easy task as my friend was adamant she was going to stick to snorkelling. After reviewing several entries on dive centres from trip advisor and actually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The kit for rent was really good and they don't take such a large group that the dive masters/guides cant cope. We did 2 dives, both were a walk off the beach. The first was to the purposefully sunk Cedar Pride and the Japanese Gardens reef dive. The dives were excellent and the variety of fish were amazing. Saw my... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It was my first dive ever and it was amazing. We got lucky with Mohamed to be our instructor: So informative and easy going personality, Perfect English Professional diving guide, you feel it in simplicy and clearance of his instructions. It was our first time but we knew and totally trust Mohamed. We didnt even feel all 40 minutes of... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We went there last week for our first scuba dive. We were a bit nervous as we didn't know anything about diving. Mohammed is a very experienced professional. He is very good at making you feeling safe. We really enjoyed this experience with him. We were a group of 5. He dived with 2 persons at a time and he... More 

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