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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba

5 star hotel
Al-Hammamat Al-Tunisyya Street, Aqaba, Jordan
173 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Sindbad Dive Club

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Berenice Beach Club, South Beach Road, Aqaba, Jordan

Package highlights

  • Enjoy exclusive free access to Berenice Beach Club, the only private beach located within the protected marine reserve (perfect if you've got also snorkelers in your group)
  • After dives, order a glass of local Jordanian wine at the roof top bar and marvel at the awe-inspiring sunsets over the Red Sea (or stick to your private balcony and opt for room service instead)
  • Explore vibrantly-colored coral reefs, unique wrecks and all within fantastic visibility, throughout the year (though water temperature is at its best between June and December)
  • Go for a dip in the hotel's infinity pool, located on one of the top floors overlooking the bay
  • Sign up to Aqaba Beach Kitchen, buy ingredients from the locals, learn to cook your own Aqabawi Sayadeya (spiced fish and rice) then enjoy it right on the beach at Berenice!
  • Dive or snorkel around the jetty at Berenice - you'll be amazed at how much life you'll discover in this small place!
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Dates & Prices

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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

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 17 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 17 and 7 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 7 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba

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

  • PADI 5* IDC Dive Resort instrumental in bringing diving to Jordan in the 90s, and the only dive center located directly on the shores of Aqaba's Marine Park
  • Explore shallow reefs teeming with soft corals, colorful reef fish and unique blue coral (found only here and one other destination on the planet!)
  • Dive inside a plane, around a coral-covered tank and underneath a 70m+ shipwreck
  • Dive from double-storey dive boats or take a day trip on a large wooden sailing ship 
  • Free and flexibly-timed pick-ups and drop-offs from your resort
  • Set within Berenice Beach Club - enjoy a dip in the pool and a post-dive beer as you watch the sun set dramatically over the Red Sea
  • Fantastic destination for new divers with calm conditions, beautiful marine life and purpose-built training pool (with a side window where your friends or family can watch you refine your skills).

Description

Sindbad Dive Club is a super-experienced, warm and welcoming PADI 5* IDC Dive Resort located on the crystalline shores of Aqaba's marine park.

As one of the first dive centers to bring diving to Jordan and the only dive center located directly in front of the marine park, rest assured you are in safe (and fun!) hands. Dive or snorkel right from the beach or board one of the spacious dive vessels moored at Berenice Beach Club's private jetty. You may dive from one of the purpose-built double-storey dive boats, or enjoy a full day out on the wooden sailing ship (check out the video above to see for yourself!). 

Aqaba's marine park is a haven for new and experienced divers alike. If you love coral reefs, great visibility and interesting, shallow wrecks then this destination is for you. Look out for yellow-mouthed moray eels, lion fish, Spanish dancers, nudibranchs, blue spotted rays, napoleon wrasse and sea grass sea horses. In terms of coral, there are countless varieties including cabbage coral, black coral and the super rare blue coral (found only here and one other place in Australia). Make sure you make time to dive on the unique wrecks - a tank, plane and 70m+ ship, all within 30m. 

Perhaps you're looking to do your Open Water Course? The deep, purpose-built diver pool at Berenice Beach Club is perfect, and the pool has a glass window on its side so your friends and family can check on your progress as you refine your skills. The calm conditions and colorful marine life in this slice of the Red Sea are ideal for blowing your first bubbles underwater. 

Post-dive you can head back to the hotel, or opt for a dip in the pool at Berenice Beach Club. Enjoy a drink on a sun lounger and admire the sun as it sets of the ocean. When you're ready, the team will drop you back at the hotel, free of charge - simple as that.

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DIVING SERVICES

Dive boat facilities

  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Reactivate Program
  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Other

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Cooking Classes
  • Jet Skiing

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Facilities

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

Payments

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Vegan

Resort Description

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba strikes a perfect balance of affordability and comfort, with access to the best of Aqaba's bustling old town and vibrant coral reefs. 

In the heart of Aqaba, this hotel offers a luxurious yet simple setting from which to explore all that this incredible region has to offer. Arrive at the entrance and staff will be waiting to help you with your bags and assist you to reception. Each room is spacious and equipped with flat screen TVs and large bathrooms with a bath and shower. Some rooms come with a furnished balcony, ideal for admiring the Red Sea or ancient mountains the surround the city. 

Although the hotel is not located directly on the seafront, it has an infinity pool with panoramic views of the Red Sea. Where better to sip a cocktail and enjoy the dramatic red and orange hues of the sunset over the gentle deep blue waves. To see the sunset without getting in the water, the rooftop bar is the place for you. Expect a chic, illuminated setting. where you can stop for a special, ever-changing drink of the day and some live music.

All PADI Travelers staying at this resort gain exclusive free access to Berenice Beach Club - the only private beach club directly in front of the protected marine zone. There is a complimentary shuttle service that'll drop you there each day. At Berenice, not only can you snorkel or dive right on the house reef, you can also make use of two large swimming pools, a restaurant offering Jordanian cooking classes and sun loungers on the sand. Grab your snorkel and explore underneath the jetty. You'll be amazed at how much life you'll discover within such a small space!

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How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Aqaba, though it is possible to fly into Ramon Airport in Israel. 
  • To get to your resort, you will need to take a taxi from the airport. This should cost around 15 JD per vehicle (up to 4 people), though you should confirm the price with the driver before setting off. 
  • The journey from the hotel to the airport should take around 15 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 3 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • The resort will help you arrange a taxi upon check out. Staff will be available to help you load your bags into the car. 

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