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Aqua Ventures

#3 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Watamu Features Animals
Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 42 2332420
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Excellent diving with safety being a priority, the guides were knowledgeable and met he needs of... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
piddy5piddy
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Professional, great English, affable team

I am only an OWD, so my testimony is only worth so much; but I can't come up with anything wrong... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
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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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Watamu 80202, Kenya
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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
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

Thank Seikkailija555
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!

Reviewed 31 October 2016

I spent the morning diving with Aqua Ventures and it was an awesome experience. The team were very friendly. Steve and his group of dive masters were safe, enthusiastic and great company. The dive itself was beautiful. Watamu marine reserve had plenty to offer. I...More

Thank George R
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Thank you, George for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed yourself and the beautiful Watamu Reef!

Reviewed 8 October 2016

My only regret is that I had gone to a different dive operator before finding Aqua Ventures and Steve. From scheduling the dive, to the pool check to the briefing, the dive and logging the dive, Steve and his team were genuinely friendly and demonstrated...More

Thank Christy D
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and we're so glad you enjoyed your dives with us!

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My first time diving. Steve was experienced and patient making sure I understood the basics. I can highly recommend this diving center

Thank Hampus G
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you so much for your review and we hope you continue with your diving the next chance you have!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

When I first came to Aqua Ventures, I hadn’t dived for years and was nervous about jumping back in with some friends visiting Kenya. Helen led me through a thorough refresher in the pool, and Steve was my buddy on the dive. Both were so...More

Thank jd2222_12
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Julie. We were happy to re introduce you to diving and hope you have an awesome trip in Samoa practicing your skills!!. Can't wait to hear about it!

Reviewed 23 May 2016

Everything about Aqua Ventures is right. It was my second time with them. This trip was to do my advanced PADI. The team - from the dive masters to the boat crew - are all friendly and professional. The equipment is well maintained & clean....More

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you letting your 10-year-old son go down under water to 12 meters’ depth only the very best diving instructors is good enough. I dived in January this year with my sister. I haven’t dived in 15 years and had no intention to start again....More

1  Thank Steffenobil
Helen C, Owner at Aqua Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you for your very nice and positive review - it was a pleasure to dive with you and the boys. Jack did so well and Fabian too.

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If I buy the online PADI course to complete prior to arrival, what would the cost be for the open water certification?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Helen C | Property representative |
Hello, Is this Marti who I've already spoken to on the Phone???!!
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