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Royal Diving Centre

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17 km south of Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan
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Rusty and Dodgy

The resort is isolated and very close to the saudi arabia border. Most of the equipments are old... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
Nice place.

I came here for the day just to chill and do some snorkelling. I had a great day and the staff were... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
Charlie Z
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Get up close to gorgeous coral reefs and colorful fish as you snorkel or dive at this popular attraction, offering diving instruction for novices and adventurous dives for pros.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible29%
4 Apr 2016
“Rusty and Dodgy”
4 Nov 2015
“Nice place.”
17 km south of Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

The resort is isolated and very close to the saudi arabia border. Most of the equipments are old and hardly intact. The guide is a pervert and the staff stole the money from the locker, we fought hard to get our money back.

1  Thank ndp85
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I came here for the day just to chill and do some snorkelling. I had a great day and the staff were really kind and helpful. Hire and entrance was a little bit expensive, but I guess you'd expect that. I turned out to be...More

1  Thank Charlie Z
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Great calm place, the good thing is not crowded and fish are friendly :) The hospitality was good but the equipment wasn't.

Thank Abdul M
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Very dirty place. In food we fount hair... Bed also was not really fresh. For this place beer renovation...very very bad...

Thank Елена Б
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We bought both the Lonely Planet Guide to Jordan and the Rough Guide (latest editions) to visit Aqaba last week, (February 23rd 2015). This beach and the Royal Diving Centre are both still very highly recommended in both. Of note. Access to the Royal Diving...More

Thank nicfa
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Leaky mask, deserted facilities, shoddy showers. BUT the reefs are amazing, and you can get into the sea off the pier and snorkel straight over to them. Depends on what your priorities are, and how important the facilities are to you when you get out...More

2  Thank Travellingbear44
Reviewed 21 November 2013

The facilities are old and derelict (broken showers, dirty beach...). Despite the high price (8JD§) the snorkelling equipment was broken. The attitude of the staff does NOT compensate any of this (neither helpful nor nice) Nice diving spot though but hard to enjoy in these...More

3  Thank Johann M
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Hello everyone, With 3 friends,we spent one day in the Roayl Diving Center in Aqaba last Week. We were encouraged to rent one locker, so our stuff would be safe... At the end of the day, we went straight back to Hamman to take our...More

6  Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 20 August 2013

It was the most terrible experience i have ever had, we went there to dive, they were so unprofessional, didn't give us the slightest safety instructions. I don't understand how is it called .the royal diving center!! honestly its one of the worst things i...More

5  Thank abumaizar
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed in the Marina Plaza Hotel in Tala Bay and wanted to learn how to dive. We chose the RDC due to its location nearby and it's good reputation. Hamza, the manager, and I communicated via Facebook initially and he arranged to pick us...More

Thank Natasha O
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