Royal Diving Center was inaugurated by HM the late King Hussein Bin Talal in
. Until mid 2001 it operated
under the supervision of the Aqaba Region Authority (ARA), now the Aqaba Special
Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) . The RDC, located on the southern part of the
Jordanian Coastline, was established to develop the sport of diving in Jordan
within high safety and technical standards, offering diving training to the
Jordanian public at affordable prices, and providing guest divers with proper
high quality diving facilities and tours. All this was done while conserving the natural environment and eco-systems in the area .
late 2000 the ARA issued a tender
for the investment of the RDC. Jordan
Projects for Tourism Development (JPTD) was awarded the tender for investment in
the Royal Diving Center in early 2001 .
Under its agreement with the AZESA, JPTD will reconstruct and manage the new RDC,
maintaining an environmentally friendly operation as we as providing high
quality services to local and international divers and visitors. Local
engineering and architectural firms have signed agreements with JPTD for the
design of the new center . The
development of the new center is scheduled to be completed in mid 2002
However the center will continue to operate during its reconstruction .
Club is located on private sandy beach south of Aqaba and fronts one of the
most beautiful dive sites along the whole of the 27 km of coast
line, and the most easily accessible .
along the coast to the dive sites by bus are organized twice daily.
All sites are accessible in this way .
The Wreck, which all divers like to dive, is a site for the Club .
The Wreck lies on its side in 20m of water, about 200m off shore. It now well
colonized and quite safe to enter with care.
is offered all day 09:00 Am Until
08:.. pm, seven days a week. The
Club has two Bauer KAP 220/20E
compressors capable of filling 650 1
trs/23 cu ft a minute each, with 12x50 1 trs storage cylinders at 225
bars. A six place recompression chamber is available at ‘ Princess Haya
Hospital’ Aqaba .
have qualified instructors, who are available to train PADI, BSAC,CMAS and can
lead experienced divers on spectacular underwater safaris.
Courses for children, or beginners can be organized on request to
teach the safe use of mask, fins & snorkel ;first in the pool and then the
spectacular Red Sea.
conservation is applied, no removal of corals or shells.
Please follow our motto’ Take only photo’s , or memories, leave only
Royal Diving Club
safe, comfortable, clean pleasant surroundings, with its own private beach,
showers and locker rooms, class room, toilets, and an excellent swimming pool is
available, with a cafeteria, with a cafeteria for drinks and food after your
required to bring their certification cards. Your diving certificate is most
important . Also Discovery Scuba Diving is available . The startling clarity of
the water enables even the inexperienced swimmer to enjoy what is considered by
many experts to be the most prolific coral and fish environment in the world .
If you are timid, a guide can be arranged .
Scuba Diving July/August ’92 listed
the Royal Diving Club as “ One of the Worlds’ ten best snorkeling sites ‘
recent visiting tour operators said. “ This is the best Diving Club in the
Middle East “ .
First Dive : 10:30 Am
Second Dive : 02:00 Pm
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