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

Dive Aqaba/Movenpick Aqaba: "Red Sea boat diving: a lovely adventure in beautiful Jordan", Jun, 2015,

by Joel Snyder, AZ, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 8249.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 74 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive in small groups with divemaster; return as a group, so limited by highest air-consuming diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments 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.

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