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Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

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Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

5 star hotel
K. Hussein St., Aqaba, Jordan
200 rooms
FREE Internet

Sindbad Dive Club

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite Show address

Berenice Beach Club, South Beach Road, Aqaba, Jordan

Package highlights

  • Every corner of this hotel is blessed with panoramic views of the staggering Red Sea, framed by age-old Jordanian, Israeli and Egyptian mountains 
  • One of only two 5* hotels located directly on the shores of the Red Sea - unquestionably the choice for ocean-loving divers who don't want to compromise on luxuries and comfort
  • Hop aboard a wooden sailing ship or shaded motor cruiser from Kempinski's private beach and head down the coast to Aqaba's Marine Park and 5* PADI dive center
  • Enjoy free access to all the amenities at the Berenice Beach Club, exclusively with PADI Travel
  • Tuck into fresh seafood at one of the six restaurants, all with sea views and one located on the white sand beach itself
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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%
  • 37 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 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

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

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Dvd Library
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Beach Volleyball

Payments

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea is a modern 5* resort where you'll find stunning views of the Red Sea from every corner.

Through the wide glass entrance, you're immediately struck by the staggering beauty of the Red Sea in front of you. Move through the lobby to the sparkling swimming pool, complete with a Jacuzzi and panoramic ocean views. These breathtaking seascapes continue in your room, from the large windows and private furnished balcony. 

Expect excellent service in a minimalist, European-inspired setting, courtesy of a world leading hospitality brand; Kempinski. As one of only two 5* resorts in Aqaba located directly on the shores of the Red Sea, this is the unquestionable top choice for sea-loving PADI travelers, who won't compromise on luxuries and comforts.

With six restaurants and bars to choose from, you can dine on everything from pizzas and burgers to afternoon tea and gourmet seafood. There is also the option of a generous international and Jordanian buffet. Come evening, the restaurant on the beach - Fish In Restaurant - hosts live music and belly dancing performances. 

Long-established PADI 5* IDC dive center, Sindbad Dive Club has a base on Kempinski's Beach, meaning total convenience for all divers. Get picked up from the beach and cruise down to Aqaba's marine park on a large wooden sailing ship or shaded motor cruiser. The journey will take around 40 minutes and you'll witness Jordan, Israel and Egypt en route. Once there, explore a sunken plane, coral-covered tank and a 70 m long shipwreck - all set within thriving soft corals and blue coral that is unique to the region.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Aqaba, however it is possible to fly into Ramon Airport in Israel and cross the border. 
  • If you land in Aqaba, you can catch a taxi from the airport to the hotel for around 15 JD. The journey will last around 15 minutes. It is advisable to confirm the price with the driver before setting off.
  • If you land in Ramon Airport, you'll need to travel to the Wadi Araba Border Crossing. From there, you can catch a taxi to the resort. It will take around 15 minutes and cost roughly 15 JD. It is advisable to confirm the price with the driver before setting off.
  • Check in time is 3 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • Having checked out at reception, the staff will be happy to call a taxi to take you back to the airport. 

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