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Posted On: 22 June 2021 11:00 am
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Diving centers in Qatar

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Surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, it's no wonder that there are many water activities you can try in Qatar such as swimming in beaches, kitesurfing, kayaking, parasailing, and more. And if you're one of those people who feels at home in the water, why not try diving in Qatar? Go on an adventure and discover Qatar's underwater world by going on a dive with one of the diving centers in Qatar or enrolling in one of the many diving courses available. Check out some of the diving companies in Qatar below (arranged alphabetically).

Where to dive in Qatar

There are a number of diving spots (shore dive and offshore) in Qatar that enthusiasts can explore - from man-made reefs to boat wrecks, and sunken oil rigs. These are accessible from Doha, Al Khor, Mesaieed, and Khor Al Udeid (Inland Sea). Some of the popular dive sites include the M/O Wreck, New Club Reef, GMC, Tech El Dan wreck, The Barge, Pericles wreck, and Othman Reef. As for marine life, divers can see nudibranchs, dugongs, turtles, rays, whale sharks, flabellinas, and much more.

List of diving centers in Qatar

Alghais Diving

Alghais Diving
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With multiple branches in Qatar, Alghais Diving provides high-quality dive training (beginner, professional, specialty training, technical diving, sidemount diving, and freediving) as well as diving equipment maintenance. You can also find brands such as SCUBAPRO and XDEEP in their showrooms.

  • Courses: Explorer 30, Open Water 20, SCUBA Review, 2 Fun Shore Dive, 1 Fun Shore dive, Boat Trip, Master Free Diver, Advanced Free Diver, Free Diver, Rescue to DM, Advanced to DM, Zero to Hero, Diver Master, Advanced 35, Dive Leader, Emergency First Responder, Rescue Diver
  • Website: https://alghaisdiving.com/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Contact:
    • Ritz-Carlton Doha: +974 7731 1120
    • Anantara Banana Island: +974 3384 8428
    • Sealine Beach Resort: +974 7791 1120
    • Alghais Diving Doha Port: +974 33366242

Nomadik Hub Dive Center

Nomadik Hub Dive Center Qatar
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Founded by a diving couple with over 20 years of experience, Nomadik Hub is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center in Qatar that caters to beginners, experienced divers, instructors, and environmentalists. Aside from their diving courses, you can also book a Try Dive, Boat Dive, or Shore Dive.

  • Courses: Padi OpenWater Course, Padi Scuba Diver Course, Padi Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver Course, EFR Course, Dive Master Course, PADI Sidemount Course
  • Website: https://www.nomadikhub.com/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Contact: +974 5521 8191

Pearl Divers

qatar padi 5 star dive center pearl divers
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Pearl Divers, a PADi 5 Star Facility Dive Education Center in Qatar, was founded in 1989 by Mr. Samir Al Awam, a Guinness World Records holder for the longest distance underwater swim using Scuba. They offer different courses in scuba diving as per PADI certification to locals, expatriates, and visitors. They also have a full range of diving equipment all in one roof.

Poseidon Dive Center

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Poseidon Dive Center has been offering diving courses since 2011 and registered in both the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. They also have local guided fun dives and female dive instructors.

Qatar Scuba Center

Qatar Scuba Center
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Offering a wide range of courses to recreational and professional divers as well as kids, Qatar Scuba Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center that offers courses both in Arabic and English. They also offer a variety of scuba diving equipment and accessories.

References: SportDiver, Tribloo

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Have you tried diving in Qatar? Which of the courses would you like to try? Let us know in the comments!