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Divers Down UAE

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Memberships

DAN, PADI

Facilities

Airport Transfers, Eco-friendly, Credit Card, Pool, Classroom

Languages spoken

English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

 

Welcome to Divers Down UAE we are your Boutique Dive Centre on the UAE East Coast!

Divers Down is a 5-Star IDC PADI Dive Resort operating since 2002.

With a great club-like atmosphere, we are 1st choice for expats and tourists who want to dive or learn SCUBA-diving on the East Coast of the UAE. We offer 3 dives (plus night dive) onboard our 2 dive boats.

Multilingual, experienced instructors teach the full range of PADI courses and specialties.

Our dive center is located within the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort & Spa and features a large retail area, classroom and workshop as well as plenty of outside seating area. We have 30+ sets of rental equipment and are service centers for all major brands of scuba gear.

We are authorized Mares, Waterproof and Dive Rite dealers and have a wide selection of dive and snorkel equipment in our shop.

Our classroom is large and comfortable, designed specifically for dive classes.

Our dive staff members are all PADI instructors from Europe. All staff members are first-aid trained including treatment with oxygen, and we conduct regular rescue scenario trainings.

All divers and students are covered by our Divers Alert Network Insurance, which also includes cost for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber.

Thinking of wildlife in this region, most people would say “desert, camel”. Yet, the sea off the East Coast of the UAE features amazing biodiversity. There are approx. 65 different types of coral, and our underwater landscapes are the home of approx. 930 different fish species!

The magnitude often surprises our guests. The marine life here features everything from small to huge: tiny crabs and shrimps, famous reef fish such as anemone (clown) fish, parrotfish, angelfish, lionfish, puffer fish etc, big shoals of barracuda, snapper, fusilier and a wide variety of moray eels.

Bigger fish like Spanish mackerel and batfish are common, and we have frequent sightings of eagle rays, torpedo rays and cowtail stingray (up to 10ft wide). Several dive sites have resident turtles and the area is popular among blacktip reef sharks, who use some of the shallow bays as nurseries for their young ones. And largest of them all: during the months March—May, whalesharks pay us frequent visits.

We have 14 different dive sites within 5-20 minutes boat ride of our dive center, most of them within the depth limit of Open Water Divers.

There are sloping reefs as well as wall dives and a couple of wrecks. Conditions are generally benign: calm seas, weak or no currents, temperatures between 23C/73F in winter and 32C/90F in summer.

Visibility is 10-15M/30-50FT on average throughout the year, but

obviously conditions vary according to circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you to Divers Down!

Day trip facilities

Day trip facilities

Cameras For Hire, Compressor, Equipment For Sale, Equipment Hire, Own Day Boat, Paid Nitrox, Servicing, Lunch, DIN, Valve Adapters, Yoke, Tech Diving

Live aboard facilities

Live aboard facilities

Air Conditioning, Cameras For Hire, En-Suite, Equipment Hire, Non-Divers, DIN, Meals included, Valve Adapters, Yoke


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Reports for this dive centre

Dive Reports

Rating 10/10

Car Cemetery

Dubai25 Aug 2012 - 25 Aug 2012 with Divers Down UAE

Max Depth 16m

Dive Level Open Water

Dive Time 50 Min

Visibility: 3-20 meters

Take a load of old cars, trucks, buses and the odd dumper truck some 15 years ago and throw them in the sea!

That is Car Cemetery, and what a great dive even if it can prove a little tricky to navigate for the odd diver or two!

Expect big Rays and Turtles, shoals of Trevally and Barracuda circling the whole site. On the car wrecks themselves, you'll find nudibranchs, moray eels of various types and sizes as well as lionfish and scorpion fish.

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Catherine Owen

how do you get to this location??

Gordon Smith

This site was originally set up in the 1980s most likely for fishing. visibility really exceeds 5 meters and is usually around 2-3m.

Rating 10/10

Hole in the Wall

Dubai25 Aug 2012 - 25 Aug 2012 with Divers Down UAE

Max Depth 16m

Dive Level Discover Diver/Scuba Diver/ JNR Open Water

Dive Time 50 Min

Hole in the Wall is a dive site very few dive boats visit, and is fantastic for its marine life.

Called Hole in the Wall, as it has a long swim through that can be a squeeze when the resident turtle is in the hole!

Black Tips Sharks are on the site, Bat Fish, Rays, Barracuda, the list goes on.

Best dived at high tide but still offers alot on low water, this site is bigger than it looks, and takes the full 50 Min to go all the way around it.

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