Aruba is famous for the spectacular shipwrecks and interesting coral formations that dominate the underwater realm including the Antilla wreck, which is the largest in the Caribbean at 400 ft long.
Most of Aruba’s dive sites lie along the protected western and southern coasts, a short distance from the hotels on Palm Beach.
Aruba’s waters are rich in exotic marine life, including stingrays, moray eels, manta rays, barracudas and yellow tail. A large, shallow sand plateau surrounds Aruba making boat travel the most convenient method of reaching the off-shore reefs. Interesting coral formations are found from shallow water depths of 20 to 100 feet, with little or no current and flat surface conditions.