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Dive Review of Arab Divers in
Red Sea/Aqaba Red Sea

Arab Divers: "Outstanding Dive Shop and Staff", Oct, 2018,

by Curtis Kates, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10543 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This dive operation is located in Aqaba, Jordan. It is just across the border from Eilat. The diving takes place along Jordanís small coastline and most dives are shore dives only a few yards offshore. Boat diving is offered as well, but only a couple sites require boat access. What made this dive operation so outstanding was the quality of its staff. Dive instructors and Dive leaders Mohammed Helo and Patrick Lawrence were both terrific, and both led our dive groups around the dive sites perfectly. In addition, they were incredibly kind and helpful; it was a true pleasure to dive alongside these two professionals. At the dive shop, Joey was always there to help with equipment and setup, and the BCDs and regulators and other dive equipment were first-rate. We rented our gear from Arab Divers and everything we rented was excellent. As for the diving, I was pleasantly surprised how good the reefs looked, considering they are only a few yards offshore. I did nine dives with Arab Divers, and aside from beautiful reefs, healthy coral, and lots of colorful tropical fish, I saw octopus, cuttlefish, boxfish, spotted puffers, porcupine fish, stonefish, a massive Eagle ray, and a turtle. The sunken Cedar Pride, the C-130 Hercules, and the tank are great for wreck enthusiasts as well. Overall, this was a fantastic operation that I would return to as soon as possible. I cannot say enough nice things about Mohammed, Patrick, Joey, and the entire staff of this operation. Very highly recommended.
Websites Arab Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tonga, Azores, South Africa, Caribbean, Bahamas, Tahiti, Seychelles
Closest Airport Eilat Getting There We drove from Amman and Petra; however, most cross the border from Israel.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 77-78°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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