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Aruba

Introduction

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are located near Venezuela. Aruba, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with 81' 500 inhabitants (capital Oranjestad) is an island with a main beach bordered by hotels and casinos. Aruba has a special political status, as since January 1986, the Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of three completely autonomous, constitutionally equal countries: the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba, which has therefore a stronger weight that other islands from Netherlands Antilles including nearby Bonaire and Curacao. Aruba has a dry climate and an arid landscape covered with cactus; it is also located under the Hurricane Belt. Still, for the divers, this island has little interest apart perhaps from wreck diving.

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Diving type

Destination
easily accessible
easily accessible
bargain destination
bargain destination
Diving level & type
for beginners
for beginners
for advanced divers
for advanced divers
shore diving
shore diving
liveaboard
liveaboard
Diving Characteristics
pelagics
pelagics
lots of fish
lots of fish
lots of corals
lots of corals
interesting underwater scenery
interesting underwater scenery
Other activities
attractive natural spots
attractive natural spots
gastronomy
gastronomy
night life
night life
beach
beach
snorkeling
snorkeling

Map

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Infrastructures

  • diving center
    Red Sail Sports Aruba
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    Red Sail Sports Aruba (diving center)
    telephone : 011 (297) 861603
    fax : 011 (297) 866657
    rating : 1 / 4 starsrating : 1 / 4 stars
    comments :
    Well located near the sea, with some apartments (with terrace). Unfortunately, no shore diving: it is ESSENTIAL to rent a car...

Diving Sites

  • rating : 3.0
    Antilla's Wreck
    rating : 3.0
    type of diving : wreck
    depth : 16 m
    visibility : 10 m
    description :
    Wreck of a German frigate sunk 10 in May 1940, when Germany invaded Holland. 130 meters in length, it is the largest wreck of the Caribbean. The inside of the wreck can be easily and safely visited. The wreck, inhabited by many tropical fish, is covered by giant sponges and corals in the process of formation. Strong current.

  • rating : 2.0
    Arashi Airplanes
    rating : 2.0
    type of diving : wreck
    depth : 13 m
    visibility : 10 m
    description :
    On this easy site for beginners is the wreck of a plane, a Lockheed, inhabited by fish. Strong current.

  • rating : 2.0
    Blue Reef
    rating : 2.0
    depth : 22 m
    visibility : 15 m
    description :
    Full of fish: morays, parrot-fish, trumpet-fish, stone-fish. Strong current.

  • rating : 1.0
    Pedernales
    rating : 1.0
    type of diving : wreck
    depth : 7 m
    visibility : 12 m
    description :
    Various parts of a wreck: a tanker sunk by the Germans in 1942. Bad visibility, and once again a strong current.

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