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Dive Review of Dive Aqaba/Movenpick Aqaba in
Red Sea/Jordan

June, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Joel Snyder, AZ, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Red Sea boat diving: a lovely adventure in beautiful Jordan"
Report Number 8249
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Asia, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia
Closest Airport
Aqaba, then Amman
Getting There
Flights from Amman, or bus or
taxi.  Can arrive via
Eilat/Israel but probably not
worth the paperwork.

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
74   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive in small groups with divemaster; return as a group, so limited by
highest air-consuming diver.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Trip Report: 
Red Sea diving in Aqaba (Jordan) and Dive Aqaba

I dove with Dive Aqaba for a weekend in June, 2015.  I was working in
Amman, so I took the Jett bus from Amman to Aqaba (8 JD, about 4.5 hours
each way).  I had reserved at the Movenpick hotel (there are two: Talea Bay
and Aqaba proper; I stayed at the one in Aqaba) and they had a weekend
special for about 80 JD/night including buffet breakfast.  (One JD = 1
Jordanian Dinar = USD 1.41, and the rate does not change very much at all).
 This was a great choice as the Jett bus terminal is back-to-back with the
hotel.   The Movenpick is considered 5-star in that area and was very nice.

I had made an arrangement by email with Dive Aqaba, who offered to pick me
up.  This wasn't strictly necessary, as the dive shop was a 5 minute walk
from the hotel.  On the second day, I just walked over to the shop.  I paid
100 JD a day for equipment rental and 3 dives.  The day also included
lunch, and abundant drinks and snacks.  Hint: bring your own towel if you
want one. 

T ...
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