Dive Center in Aqaba | Jordan

Back to 1998 when Cpt. Abdul Wahab Almaaitah – launched what would eventually become a full service lodge offering PADI Courses & Red Sea Scuba Diving Holidays in Aqaba, Jordan


Starting of something big, one of the best Dive Centers in Aqaba

Back in 1998, when Cpt. Abdul Wahab Almaaitah – one of the founding members of our Navy’s Frogmen team and one of the most accomplished SCUBA divers in Jordan – launched what would eventually become Arab Divers, recreational was virtually unheard of.

Arab Divers 2008

With nothing but a single-tank compressor, a few sets of gear, and a vision to share the best diving the Red Sea could offer, the Captain partnered with enthusiastic recreational SCUBA instructors and set big things in motion.

As our reputation for quality grew steadily, so did the business. The first few years weren’t easy, and it wasn’t until the unexpected happened that things really fell into place.

Abdel at work shop
Arab Divers Dive center 1998
Arab Divers 2011
Fun and Sun
Ready to Dive
Room at arab divers

A dream becomes reality

The Captain is a true Aqaba diving pioneer. He was one of the first on the scene, and remains one of the area’s top sources of trustworthy SCUBA knowledge. Together, we’ve created something truly exciting. And we’re just getting started.


Aqaba comes to life overnight
(and we get a spectacular view)

First, the world discovered the awesome diving we enjoy year-round in Aqaba. Suddenly, it was a secret hotspot known only to few divers.

Then, in 2001 the Jordanian government initiated massive tourism-supporting improvement projects around Aqaba. One of these created the opportunity for us to move to the perfect new location – it was a bit of a risk, because we’re slightly outside the city center, but we never regretted the decision.

The first time the Captain laid eyes on this view from our quiet, gently-sloping hillside just few hundred meters from one of the best beaches and minutes from all the best dive sites in Aqaba, he knew Arab Divers was in for a very exciting future.

Old Aqaba
Aqaba north beach
But we were still a long way from the thriving SCUBA school and dive lodge we are today. So in between teaching SCUBA classes, the Captain started building.
aqaba 2005

The love of diving

Our family built Arab Divers Rooms with convenience and flexibility in mind: the rooms are simple by design, functional and comfortable whether you are single, a couple, or with your family. Choose from a variety of room types to match your needs and enjoy the full experience between Aqaba’s legendary dives.

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Open water student
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Our story
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Welcome to Aqaba’s premier dive lodge - Arab Divers A place focused on SCUBA, sustainability, and community.

With a dynamic international dive training team, comfortable, family-friendly accommodations, onsite swimming pools and a beautiful secluded location perfect for both adventure and learning, today Arab Divers is synonymous with:

  • Professionalism & genuine customer care
  • Environmental leadership, awareness & action
  • Quality & fun-focused dive Adventure Vacations

Arab Divers is:

Dive Center

Fully-equipped PADI facility with onsite swimming pools, modern rental gear, Nitrox -capable compressor (up to EANx40), & multi-brand dive equipment shop.

Technical dive training will be soon available.


20 family-friendly rooms – comfortable, clean & quiet. Private bath, A/C, fridge, satellite TV, and free WiFi, as well as all hotel amenities, included.

Taxis to Aqaba City Center (15 minutes) are available at your convenience. Shuttle to our beachfront (<5 minutes) complimentary during daytime.

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Fresh, local food

Our chef creates a delicious breakfast, using market-fresh ingredients, 7 days per week.

Aqaba Diving with us

Unlike many others, you’ll find us outside the city center. We’re here for 3 reasons: closer to pristine dive sites, quiet and peaceful environment, beautiful views and total privacy

Our guests dive, dine, and doze in total comfort from start to finish, less than 1km away from one of the best beaches in Aqaba.

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