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Great day at sea

Lots of fun with Adel and his team with great emphasis on fun and above all safety with... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
guss642
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Diver and Aqua Marine

The waters off Fujairah are not the clearest, but there is plenty of marine life if you have the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2015
Physeter
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Australia
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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.

Date of experience: July 2013
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...

Date of experience: June 2013
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.

Date of experience: May 2013
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.

Date of experience: February 2013
2  Thank lifenadventure
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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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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We booked a sailing trip to moonisland using a discount voucher. Obviously we recieved discounted service and a discounted experience too. Not very happy. From bad food to setting our your own tent, no toilet on the beach, no promised games, no lights (lanterns or flashlights) on a dark island, nealy gassed in diesel fumed cabin, not enough snorkling gear (only goggles no fins) for all on board, only 2 fishing rods for 16 people and very unhygienic food. O and don't forget, we booked a sailing trip and never saw a sail........
It is not worth the discounted money we paid and definitely not worth the full price.

Date of experience: January 2013
5  Thank Erika H
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David P, Manager at Arabian Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

We thank you for your comments, we will use them to improve on all future excursions.
We would like to highlight a few points:

1. In the Captains safety briefing the weather forecast was clearly
mentioned. We offered an alternate island that is closer and would have
been more suitable for your group. Your group insisted on the original
destination ­ Moon Island

2. The Captain¹s welcoming and safety briefing highlighted the fact that
the weather would significantly delay our arrival time to the Island. The
alternate location was recommended so that all planned activities could be
honoured.

3. The sails were not opened as the wind was coming in a direction that
would have made them in-effective.

4. The guests setting up their own tents was a direct offer from your
husband in order to keep the children occupied, since we arrived late on the
island.

5. In respect to the food served, we agree it was not up to our usual
standards, as mentioned on the boat, our chef was on vacation. We were
forced to hire a freelance chef for this charter ­ who did not meet our high
standards.

In light of the above before you departed the boat we offered you a credit note. We look forward to serving you again in the very near future.

Regards,
Adel Khatib
Arabian Diver

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