The Red Sea’s crystal clear waters and abundant marine life make Aqaba an ideal location to learn to dive.
Based at the entrance to Tala Bay, the dive centre welcomes divers of all abilities and is a great place to learn to dive given the calm conditions and uncrowded dive sites.
You'll spend your week between the dive centre and the Marina Plaza Hotel. The warm waters, colourful corals and sunshine help create a relaxed atmosphere which you’ll need when studying for your diving certification.
Learning to dive is easy and it’s fun. Your PADI Open Water course will take three days to complete. In this course you will learn basic dive theory and master the basic skills needed to be safe and comfortable while exploring the underwater world.
At the end of your course, there are options for further diving, or you can explore other parts of Jordan, such as the fascinating desert landscapes of Wadi Rum or the Dead Sea.
Day1: Fly to Jordan
Day2: Arrive Aqaba
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a week long stay.
Days3-6: Learn to dive in the Red Sea
Today you will be transferred to the dive centre to begin your PADI Open Water course.
Includes tuition, full equipment rental and certification fees. The course is a mix of theory, pool and open water dives in the sea.
It's possible to do a referral or E-learning course here. Ask us for further details, we're all qualified divers!
Days7-8: Continue diving or discover Jordan
Once qualified you can continue diving (booked and paid for locally), discover other parts of Jordan and participate in local excursions or simply relax.
These days are at leisure to do whatever you would like. We recommend a Wadi Rum tour or a trip to the Dead Sea.
Day9: Return to the UK
Enjoy your last day at leisure. Late in the evening, you will be transferred to the airport for your flights back to the UK, landing later the same day.
You should note: It's possible to dive year round in Jordan and there are daily flights from the UK. We recommend departing on a Friday.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 daysfrom £1,725 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
Included in the price/package:
Flights from the UK
7 nights accommodation
PADI Open Water Course
Tuition, equipment, certification fee
Aqaba’s Red Sea coastline offers easy access to over 20 shore diving sites along the fringing reef with colourful marine life, well preserved corals, pinnacles, canyons and walls. The crystal clear waters and pleasant climate make Aqaba an ideal year round destination.