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Aqua Ventures

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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 703 628102
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Professional and friendly service

Just got back from the beautiful Watamu. After informing and comparing at all different diving... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sabine f
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swellendam
Solid, experienced staff, great dives

Wanted a couple of dives in Watamu and in the national park, and found an excellent operation here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Theosof
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Oslo, Norway
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Aqua Ventures is an owner operated company established in Watamu in January 1990. Steve and Helen Curtis, the proud owners of the company, have successfully managed Aqua Ventures and moulded it into what is considered one of Kenya's leading dive centres. Steve an ex-military diver from Zimbabwe has been diving in Kenya since 1982. Helen, Kenyan by birth, has been diving since 1989. Watamu, being the first established Marine Park and reserve in Kenya, with its superior underwater topography and uncluttered beaches made it the natural location for Steve and Helen to start their business. From humble beginnings at the Ocean Sports Resort, Aqua Ventures operates three diving boats and has a well equipped diving centre with 3 compressors and over 50 sets of well maintained diving equipment.
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“dive school” (3 reviews)
“between dives” (3 reviews)
“marine park” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beach Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from the beautiful Watamu. After informing and comparing at all different diving centers Aqua Ventures looked like the most professional place to get your PADI.The diving center is very neat and clean.Equipment is well looked after and Helen the owner/instructor was very...More

Thank sabine f
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sabine for your kind comments!!! Really enjoyed Diving with you and hope to see you again in the near future. Good luck and best wishes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a couple of dives in Watamu and in the national park, and found an excellent operation here. Good equipment, knowledgable and friendly staff, located straight on the beach with a restaurant next door. Also safety focused, felt like I was in the best of...More

Thank Theosof
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your comments and so glad you enjoyed yourselves with us!

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Extremely fun and so professional, I learned so quick and had the most fun doing it as well. Such great staff and instructors too. Would recommend.

Thank Lochie S
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thanks very much Lochie, we always enjoy having you here with us!

Reviewed 14 November 2017

I just got my PADI Open Water certification at Aqua Ventures. Everything went smoothly, from the very first moment I got in touch with them. Helen and Steve are very nice people and I felt totally safe when diving with Herbert, my instructor.

Thank twotimeslazyman
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks so much for your review - it was great meeting you and glad you enjoyed your introduction to the world of diving! Enjoy....!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

I went on one scuba dive with Aqua Ventures. Helen who co owns the company was extremely professional, we were given a full briefing including potential hazards, water conditions, tides etc. The divecwas at sitec 15 in Watamu Marine Park and was part of the...More

Thank Stuart h h
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks Stu, so much for your very nice comments. It was great diving with you and I really enjoyed your positive attitude and enthusiasm!! Great to meet your family too

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit Watamu to dive the marine park. Phoned ahead the day before and reserved a spot on the boat leaving in the morning at low tide. All in all I would say this might be the best dive experience I have had so...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed your Dive Adriaan - it was great to meet you and we also hope you can make it back during the Dive season..!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Excellent diving with safety being a priority, the guides were knowledgeable and met he needs of all diving levels.

Thank piddy5piddy
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments.... so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed 11 February 2017

I am only an OWD, so my testimony is only worth so much; but I can't come up with anything wrong with this place. The staff speak english very well, and are very affable. I was there with who non-diver friend who got their own...More

Thank bardsorheim
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Hi Bard, Thanks so much for your review and kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and saw some nice stuff!

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We got rave reviews from a lot of divers about Aqua Ventures. I'm happy to say, the dive shop exceeded our high expectations. Aqua Ventures is well managed, organized, and runs a fantastic operation. We had our own gear, but we saw their rental gear...More

Thank MrsJeff
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you so much for your great comments! I'm pretty sure I know who MrsJeff is (!!!) and it was great to meet you guys and look forward to diving with you again soooooon!!!

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Steve is the most reliable dive coach out there, briefing was super clear and all who dived with him felt super safe. Our guide Dominic was great showing up different things. We dived this year spring time, just before the season ended with some last...More

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Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time with us at Aqua Ventures. We're pleased that you enjoyed yourselves!

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Hello, Is this Marti who I've already spoken to on the Phone???!!
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