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Join Al Mahara Diving  on weekdays or weekends diving/snorkelling excursions in Abu Dhabi area.


Explore some beautiful and coral rich sites we can share with you. There is a plethora of lively marinelife in Abu Dhabi waters. Dive sites are suitable for all levels of divers from novice and junior divers to very experienced and advance divers. There are plenty of wrecks off shore of Abu Dhabi for advance and experienced divers.


Weekdays and/or weekends in Abu Dhabi:

Two tank dives excursionss daily from Emirates Palace Marina at 8:00am (zone zone 1 dives) or 7:45am (zone2 dives) (unless specified)
Snorkeling trips at 8:00am (unless specified)
Divers meet at the Marine reception building at Emirates Palace Marina unless specified of change of location for boarding

Please note:

1. Divers must show proof of certification and diving within 6months and should bring photo ID for coast guard check points)

2. Minimum 4 divers for the trips to go locally and 8 dives for the off shore trips. (We have chartered trips for less than 4 guests)


Local dives prices (within 30km): Zone 1 includes dive sites: Al Dhabiyah, Delta Buoy, Ras Gurub, Sadiyat Reef, Philippe's Reef,  Old Cement Barge, Blocks
Snorkeling / boat ride: 240 Dhs
Dive (tank and weight): 315 Dhs
Dive (full equipment excluding torch and dive computer): 420 Dhs


Off-shore dives prices (outside of 30km radius): zone2 includes dive sites: Ras Ghanada, MV Hannan, MV Jasim, MV Ludwig, Lion City and other off shore wrecks
Snorkeling / boat ride: 240 Dhs
Dive (tank and weight): 420 Dhs

Dive (full equipment excluding torch and dive computer): 525Dhs

Equipment hire
Full set: Dhs150 (includes regulator, BCD, Wetsuit (optional), mask, snorkel, fins, boots) unless you are diving with us. 
BCD: Dhs40
Wetsuit: Dhs40
Digital camera: Sea and Sea GE5 or similiar: Dhs250/day
Dive computer: Dhs100
Primary Torch: Dhs50
Back up Torch: Dhs35

Note: Equipment liability must be signed and proof of certification for all divers hiring gear must be shown. We do not hire gear if there is no proof of diving certification. Prices may change without prior notice. Please check with our office for current prices.

For booking or trip details, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at +971 2643 7377 or visit us at our shop at Muroor St (Wasit street behind Dhiyafi)


We follow Project Aware Eco Operator's best practise to ensure we preserve the aquatic environment. If oyu see any destructive practises, please report this to us and we will forward to the competent authority of Abu Dhabi or you can report directly to 8009990 (for environmental emergencies in Abu Dhabi).


 Happy and safe diving!

Al Mahara Dive, Kayak and Swim Team



News & Events

New Watersports activities launched

Discover our amazing underwater environment and encounter a plethora of marinelife in the Arabian Gulf. Not a snorkeler or diver, we also offer for all ages an exciting list of watersports activities that include adrenalin rush Try Flyboard. For the tamer guests, we have the tranquil Stand Up Paddling and sea kayaking in the sea or Eastern Mangroves. Additonally, families and friends can take a boat or sunset cruise on our jetboat or family size powerboats. Some guests would like to just be dropped off on some of our Abu Dhabi islands to spend a nice quiet day. We offer drop/pick  up services. We are perfectly located in ABu Dhabi at the Khalidiyah Palace Hotel.


As a PADI 5 Star IDC center, guests can take the plunge and learn to dive or continue their diving experience to a new level with full PADI certifications led by professional PADI instructors. Younger aged are also catered to with the children's Bubblemaker, Seal Team for 8 and above or PADI Jr Open Water Diver programs for the 10 years old and above.


we look forward to welcoming everyone down by the beach side to enjoy our wide range of water activities catering to all levels of sea lovers.


For more information: please contact us for bookings at [email protected] or call us at +971 50 1118125





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