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First Prize Specialty Winner
In the PADI Specialty of the month competition for December. Finnbar Cornwall won first prize for completing his Boat Diver specialty course with us. Ahmad Al-Smadi also won in December after completing an Enriched Air Diver Course.This makes a total of nine specialty winners for Dive Aqaba in 2006. more info...
Ally's Shark Adventure
Alison is now in South Africa playing with Great White sharks! Providing they don't eat her she will be back later in 2007 to work as a PADI Instructor with us. Meanwhile we will publish any exciting shots she sends back to us on a special page. more info...
Tala Bay
Tala Bay Team
Tala Bay Marina staff successfully completed their PADI Open Water Courses with with us this month. Absari Mahamod, Ali Hatamleh, Kalil Abu Jaber and Rami Odeh are all now qualified Open Water Divers thanks to the help of Ashraf, Ciaran, Chris and Alison from Dive Aqaba. more info...
Tala Bay
Confined water evaluation
Instructor Exams in Eilat for 2007
Our Course Director, Rod Abbotson, has made arrangements with  PADI Europe to take potential new instructors to nearby Eilat for the PADI exam thus avoiding a long trip to Egypt. See schedule of IDCs on the home page, asterisked dates are scheduled with exams in Eilat. So now for the first time you can compete your instructor training in Aqaba with a guaranteed exam nearby. more info...
PADI Instructor Examination
Alison & Ceri
New Instructors!
Alison Towner and Ceri Williams recently successfully completed their PADI Instructor Examinations in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt after completing their Instructor Development Courses with us over the past few weeks. On the right they are pictured with PADI Examiners Nicole and Chris at the Red Sea Diving College where the final open water evaluations took place.WELL DONE! more info...
PADI Instructor Examination
Alison in Aqaba Marathon
Aqaba Marathon
Dive Aqaba staff and guests competed in a local half marathon sponsored by the Aqaba events committee. Left : Alison our new instructor on her way to 4th place. Right: Monica and Ben with Alison recovering after the event. Pictures of Ashraf running were deemed too scary to publish on this website!! more info...
Aqaba marathon race team
Modern Montessori School
Twenty nine students from the Modern Montessori School in Amman successfully completed their PADI Open Water Diver course with us along with other students joining in on the trip to Aqaba they all gained a new respect for the environment and underwater world with diving, snorkeling and Coral Reef Conservation programs.
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Dive deck
Triple Master Scuba Diver
Lara Steward, who is deaf with a cochlea implant, along with her two sisters Chloe and Erin, achieved the highest PADI recreational qualification PADI Master Scuba Diver. Lara said "When you are underwater you can only communicate through sign, gesture or writing which was really easy for me. Some of the diving signs are even the same as British Sign Language". more info...
Lara Steward
Scuba diving for All
Scuba Diving for All
Scuba Diving for All, a charity based in Ripon, UK. Joined us for their annual trip to Jordan. Organised by Archie & Yvonne Covell. All levels of disabilities are catered for. This time differing groups are visiting over a three week period. The first group arriving helped us with our International Clean up day activities below. more info...
Clean Up Dive
Underwater Clean Up Day
On Saturday 23rd September our staff and guests collected over 30 bags of rubbish from the dive site Eel Canyon. Extra rubbish collecting bags were provided by the Aqaba Marine Park staff, the trash was mostly plastic and the most unusual items found were playing cards! more info...
Trash recovered from underwater
Emad Fakoury In Sharm
Congratulations Emad
Emad S. Al Fakhoury completed hi Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster courses with us this year and has joined the world of PADI professionals. He has put his Russian langauge skills to good use and is now working in the popular diving resort of Sharm El Sheik in Egypt. more info...
Emad Fakhoury
Technical dive
Technical Instructor
Everette W. Ingram Jr has now completed enough tec diving missions to qualify as a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor. This was done in between all his busy instructional activities in recreational diving. Everette will now bring a new  wealth of instructional experience to the Dive Aqaba Tec Team and will be able to take less experienced tec divers under his wing (custom divers that is!) more info...
New technical diving instructor