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“Great Diving Course”
Review of Arabian Diver

Arabian Diver
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Owner description: Al-Hamra - Lejaine our 25 metre sailing schooner, and Kariba our fully equipped diving, fishing and pleasure cruising speed boat are both based in the marina at Al-Hamra. This is the starting point for our sailing and scuba diving adventures.RAK Hotel - our dive centre is located in this hotel, all our academic and swimming pool sessions take place in the hotel complex.
Reviewed 21 August 2013

we took the Advance diving course with Arabian Diver in August. We were staying in the Hilton and they are located right on the beach of the resort. that was a real bonus. especially when you finish diving, we could just go right to the room to clean up.
the reservation was made through the net. Arabian Diver handled it very well. we were told to be at the dive center by 9am. we got there and our instructor was all ready to go. the level of education was excellent and fun at the same time. we felt very comfortable. she treated us like family. Meg was always available to answer any question.
the dives were great. there was so much to see in marine life. we saw a shipwreck, lots of Christmas corals, guitar fish, nudi-branches and so much more.
we even did a night dive which was loads of fun. During the deep dive we felt very safe. Meg was with us the whole time.
Overall we were very satisfied and very comfortable. we will definelty recommend Arabian Diver to our friends. we will definelty be back fun diving with them.

3  Thank Halarouhi
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Adel K, Manager at Arabian Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2013

Dear Hala,

Arabian Diver would like to thank you for taking the time out and writing such a lovely review. I will pass your kind words onto our dive team in Fujariah and the Hilton.
It is true that the Night dive in Fujiarah is a lovel dive with lots of marine life to see. I am truly glad that you enjoyed it. Anytime you wish to come back for some fun diving, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Adel
Manager of Arabian Diver

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We signed for the beginner Padi scuba diver course through Groupon. We called Arabian diver,s reservations and within 2 days we were sent a confirmation email. We were offered weekends which we were very pleased with. Mr. Albert even took care of the Hilton hotel reservation which so convenient. We were very pleased that all Arabian Diver guests receive special rates at the Hilton.
The Hilton was a great little resort. Rooms were spacious. The food was great. Huge selection. The staff were very friendly. They all smiled. The girls in the restaurant were sweet.
During the days we took a dive course with Arabian diver. The dive center is located in the resort. That makes it so convenient. Neil was our instructor. He was quite knowledgable. He was very patient especially with my wife. She was scared at first but our instructor really went slow. And it seems they only allow 6 students per instructor with Arabian diver. That was a major selling point because we called other dive centers and some take 10 per instructor.
The boat trip was a nice way to see the coastline of Fujairah. The dive sites were great. We were suprised by how much marine life is there. And the visibility was good. Our instructor was very good with us. We felt very safe. The equipment was in good shape.
Overall it was a great way to spend the weekend. I will definetly recommend Arabian diver to others. We can,t wait to get back and do our advance course with them.

4  Thank Christopher L
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David P, Manager at Arabian Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear Christopher,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Arabian Diver and some practical advices with the TripAdvisor community.

We are delighted to read the positive comments pertaining to the our dive center and the resort, the quality of the training, your hotel stay, the friendliness and efficiency of our team members.

it is comments like yours which allow us to work harder to keep the same level of service and training for all our customers.

Thanks again for your review, we all look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Regards,
Adel Manager of Arabian Diver

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

I took a trip in June with my boyfriend onboard there schooner The Lejaine. we had a fantastic time. from the start we were in love with the boat. the feel and energy is wonderful. the boat is very spacious. plenty of room to walk around. there were around 25 other guests but with such space you don't feel cramped at all.
we headed out to a overnight trip to Moon Island. the trip does take 5 hours to get there. but the crew really do a great job to try to keep you comfortable. Albert was very helpful. kept asking us what we wanted for drinks. the captain Adel was great. kept offering us fishing and even let my boyfriend drive the boat for a while. thank you for that.
the food onboard was all freshly prepared. the selection was enough. they offered everything. Dinner was a BBQ with Australian Lamb... Wow.. talk about 5*...
at the night the boys set up the camp site and even had a fire waiting for us when we got off the boat. how thoughtful;
the next day we spent the morning snorkeling and fishing. my boyfriend did some beginner scuba diver training. He said that the instructor was extremely patient and knowledgeable.. he had such a smile on his face when he finished. I think now he is addicted.
there were other activities also such as beach football. some of the guests had a game going on. got a little competitive.. but everyone seemed to have a great time...
on the way back everyone sort of just lounged and listened to music.. it was really relaxing.. perfect little getaway from the city.
overall we would highly recommend this trip... great job to all the crew and management...

4  Thank jenny l
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David P, Manager at Arabian Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Dear Ms Lowell,

Thank you for your great comments about our Team. we have shared your comments with the team and are much appreciative of this. You are welcome back anytime.
Regards,
David

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

We booked a Groupon voucher with a stay at the Hilton Fujairah resort and watersports through Arabian Diver. the reservation was handled very professionally. they were extremely efficient. answered all our questions in a timely manner.
when we got to the watersports we were greeted by a very polite lady. they already had our time and activity all ready which was great because we had a child with us. they gave us a safety briefing and away we went. we enjoyed the banana boat. it was a lot of fun.
I would definitely come back to try Arabian Diver for scuba diving. they seem very professional and knowledgeable. thank you for a wonderful time.

3  Thank mary i
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David P, Manager at Arabian Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Dear Mary,

thank you kindly for such a lovely review. it gives us great pleasure knowing that we exceeded your expectations. on behalf of both Arabian Diver and the Hilton, we would like to thank you. You're welcome back anytime.

regards,
David Peters and the Hilton team

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

I went and did my PADI open water course through Arabian Diver in Fujeriah, located in the Hilton Hotel.

The hut we worked out of was small but cosy and the two staff that were with me for the three days were fantastic. Maggy and David were very professional at al times and helped out in every way possible. There was absolutely no way they would cut corners when facilitating the course and made sure myself and my friend, knew everything there was to know.

I left after three days with my licence and feeling very confident to dive again. They were fantastic and I could not really complain about it at all!

Arabian Diver is not the most well known company in the UAE for diving, however I felt it was fantastic, have a small group meant you received a lot of attention and direction, which is fab when learning.

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David P, Dive Instructor at Arabian Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2013

We appreciate your comments regarding your Open Water course with Arabian Diver. We strive to give all our new divers the best and safest experience possible, whilst introducing them to the amazing underwater world around Fujairah. We look forward to welcoming you back for some fun dives, or your next course very soon. Please get in contact and we can personally handle your booking,
Regards,
David and Mag

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