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Aqaba: Snorkelling

by jccrossland Online Now Apr 11, 2004 at 1:39 AM

Anyone got advice about snorkelling at Aqaba, please? We'll only have two full days. Should we buy gear in UK or buy/rent in Aqaba? Where are best places to buy/rent in Aqaba and where are best areas to go, as we don't have much time? Many thanks.

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    Re: Aqaba: Snorkelling

    by Morepork Online Now Apr 14, 2004 at 8:46 AM

    You should not have trouble renting gear at Aqaba. There are many dive schools & the water is crystal clear. We stayed at Hotel Alqaza & it had a dive school. ! But we were skydiving into Wadi Rum & elsewhere. Have fun.

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    Re: Aqaba: Snorkelling

    by cicogatto Online Now Apr 20, 2004 at 5:17 AM

    There are 2 ways: 1.: you catch a taxi and go to the Royal Diving Center. It is 3 or 4 JD /6usd/ and the entrance fee is 4-5 JD. Here you can rent equipment. And there are also diving courses. 2.: go to the bazaar and at the grocery u can buy tickets for the glass boat. It's a full day program and costs around 10-15 JD with lunch. You will go out with a glass bottom boat, stop in many places where u can snorkel, like Japanese garden and South Beach. The prices: the pipe and the glasses were around 25-30 JD in the bazaar.

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