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Bait Al Aqaba Dive Center & Resort

Bait Al Aqaba Dive Center & Resort

3 star hotel
Diving Village, South Beach Way, Aqaba, Jordan
22 rooms
FREE Internet

Bait Al Aqaba Dive Center & Resort

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Diving Village, South Beach Way, Aqaba, Jordan

Resort Highlights

  • Bait Al Aqaba offers accommodation overlooking the Red Sea's Jordanian Marine Park - enjoy stunning views without breaking the bank
  • Dive above protected coral reefs and learn about what can be done to protect them with Aqaba's only PADI Reef Check Instructor
  • Your room is steps from the marine park, so enjoy fast and easy shore diving and night diving compared with other dive operators in Aqaba City
  • Get back to basics with simple accommodation, open-air dining and a cozy authentic shisha lounge set within a Bedouin-style tent
  • Look out for moray eels, clown fish, Spanish dancers, turtles, spotted rays and more - there is even a sunken plane, tank and 70m long shipwreck
  • Go for a free dive when litter picking - save your cash for an indulgent dinner, check out some beautiful corals and do your bit to protect these delicate ecosystems
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 45 days before trip start: 30%
  • 37 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 22 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Bait Al Aqaba Dive Center & Resort

Resort Description

Bait Al Aqaba is a simple yet authentic and welcoming dive resort located overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba. 

The dive resort is set back from the coastline on a gradual hill, meaning guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Red Sea and Egyptian mountains beyond. Within this back-to-basics resort, there is a swimming pool, Bedouin tent with comfy seating and outdoor kitchen area. Every guest room comes with a flat screen TV, air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. 

Each morning, help yourself to a breakfast selection which caters well for vegetarians and vegans. Ask the laid-back staff for a cup of mint tea and they'll pick it fresh for you from thier small herb garden. The kitchen remains open on request for lunches, sandwiches, dinners and BBQs. Shisha is available for a chilled out evening and complimented brilliantly by traditional Arabic drinks. 

The team at Bait Al Aqaba have developed a deep kinship with the local coral reefs - 'these reefs are like my home' - making this an ideal choice for nature-lovers and budding conservationists. Learn about the local marine life and what can be done to help preserve these amazing yet delicate ecosystems with the only PADI and Reef Check Instructor in town. Even better, go for a FREE dive when picking up litter from the reef - a PADI Travel exclusive. Those interested in an Open Water Course won't go wrong here with calm conditions, colorful marine life and warm seas throughout the year (though July till November is when it's at its warmest). 

For some time spent on the beach, head over the road to the public beach or a minute's walk further for Berenice Beach Club (entrance fees applicable - but worth it!). If/when you want to explore Aqaba, its an easy 15 minute drive down the coast (roughly 15 JD per vehicle). It's definitely worthwhile spending one evening exploring the local shops, market stalls and restaurants as you come face to face with countless smiling faces! For something more adventurous, head into Wadi Rum desert for history, hiking and/or rock climbing!

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What to see

Just south of Aqaba lies a 4 mile stretch of Jordanian Marine Park. A coral-lovers dream, this destination is suited to a number of different kinds of divers - largely for the same reasons. A bounty of neon colored corals, little reef fish, macro creatures, amazing visibility and warm seas year-round make it a great destination for new divers, underwater photographers and those who love shallow coral reefs interspersed with sandy patches. Spend your days meticulously exploring the reef, getting to know the kaleidoscopic residents. 

Marine creatures include clown fish, grey moray eels, Spanish dancers, lion fish, frog fish, sea grass sea horses, napoleon wrasse, blue spotted rays and turtles. Occasionally during summer months you may see sharks or dolphins in the deep blue while wall diving at Power Station, but this is not a standard experience

When it comes to coral, expect large and small formations in every color imaginable. Only in this marine park and one other place in Australia will you be able to see blue coral - something that surely puts Aqaba on the bucket list for any coral enthusiast. Witness cabbage coral, brain coral, black coral and countless varieties of soft coral. Some of which is swaying in the calm seas, while others are visibly moving to capture tiny pieces of algae in the water. Take your time to appreciate these amazing little moments and you won't be disappointed

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Environmentally-focused PADI Dive Resort offering marine conservation education and deals for divers who want to help clean up the oceans!
  • Scuba facilities located in-house for totally convenient shore and boat diving, day and night
  • Calm seas and fantastic visibility throughout the year - look out for clown fish, moray eels and unique blue corals found only here and one other destination on Earth!
  • Dive with friendly, patient and experienced dive instructors who've dived the marine park for years, at all different times of day and know the local marine residents personally
  • Sign up for an Open Water Course and blow your first bubbles in one of the best places on earth to try diving for the first time
  • Try your hand at underwater photography with a PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty - there are so many amazing fish, corals and macro creatures waiting for thier time to shine!

Description

Bait Al Aqaba is an environmentally-focused PADI Dive Resort offering perfect conditions for coral-lovers and new divers looking to blow thier first bubbles!

Located downstairs from the resort's rooms, pool and restaurant is the dive center. Complete with rental gear, a compressor and an air-conditioned classroom it's an amazing setting for easy-going shore diving and convenient night diving. Simply grab your gear and stroll down to the coastline (or get a lift in the jeep), and dive straight in! Alternatively, there is a dive boat available to provide easy access to dive sites not within easy walking distance. This flexible dive team will go out of thier way to make sure you get the diving experience you are looking for. 

The calm seas and great visibility throughout the year make Aqaba one of the best places world-wide to do your Open Water Course. Moreover, the team are keen to share a love for the ocean with any and all who visit. Their aim? Spread the word for marine conservation and the need to protect our oceans. As a result, they are offering a free dive for all PADI Travelers who are litter picking during thier dive - check out the coral, dive for free and do your part in helping support healthy oceans... what could be better? 

The team offer a full range of dive courses, including dive master, and specialise in underwater photography. It helps that the conditions are also perfect for budding underwater photographers with a plethora of underwater subjects to photograph. If you've never tried it before but are interested in giving it a go, sign up for a PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Vegan

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Playground

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Aqaba, though it is possible to fly to Ramon Airport in Israel. 
  • If you fly into Aqaba, you should get a taxi to the resort at the airport. Ask to be taken to 'Bait Al Aqaba Dive Resort in South Beach, opposite the marine park'. 
  • The journey will last around 25 minutes and cost roughly 25 JD per vehicle (up to 4 people). It is wise to confirm the cost of your taxi with the driver ahead of setting off. 
  • If you are flying into Ramon Airport, you will need to cross over the border into Jordan. From Wadi Araba Border Crossing the taxi journey will last around 30 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am. 
  • Following check-out, the resort staff will arrange a taxi to take you back to the aiport. The journey will last around 25 minutes. 


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