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Lacosta Hotel

4 star hotel
Aqaba, Jordan
94 rooms
FREE Internet

Sindbad Dive Club

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • This great value, luxury hotel puts you in easy reach of Jordan's incredible adventures, both above and below the waves
  • Cool off in the ocean-front pool or sip a cocktail at the chic Berenice Beach Club - the only private beach within the Marine Park
  • Land-lovers can ride into Petra on horseback, or discover the rust-colored sands of Wadi Rum, ending with a campfire meal and a night under the stars in a Bedouin tent
  • Dive and snorkel with sea turtles and dolphins in crystal-clear, warm waters and return in time for a gourmet sunset dinner
  • Enjoy free and flexibly-timed pick-ups and drop-offs to the PADI dive center and beach club
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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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%
  • 45 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 6 days before the start of your trip you will lose 0% of your total booking, and 100% if you cancel within 6 days of your trip'

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: all cancellation requests on march will be approved and charges will be waived. 0 % cancellation charges despite of the released period.

Please note that if you are rebooked on a new trip, the original standard cancellation terms will then apply to your booking.

Explore diving around the Lacosta Hotel

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

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

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

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Refresher Dive
  • 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
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties

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
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Payments

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Resort Description

Lacosta Hotel is an elegant 4* resort in the heart of Aqaba city, with full access to the private Berenice Beach Club.

Jordan's sun-kissed city offers spectacular diving in the Red Sea as well as colourful souks, the lunar-like landscapes of Wadi Rum and the ancient wonders of Petra. Lacosta Hotel puts you at the center of it all, at budget-friendly rates.

All rooms are luxuriously furnished in traditional Middle Eastern style and come with artful city, mountain or partial sea views. Tuck into steaks and seafood on an open-air terrace at the resort's onsite restaurant, or head down to the Berenice Beach Club to use the ocean-front pool, loungers and bar. 

The beach club is just a 15 minute drive away, and is next to the 5* PADI dive center, which the hotel will drop you off at for free. Once there, you can dive and snorkel with friendly sea turtles and dolphins or try a night dive to observe nocturnal sea creatures, crabs, lobsters and shrimp, as they search for a midnight snack. 

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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. 
  • 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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