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Diving Holidays to Aruba

Diving in Aruba

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.


Water temperature is on average 80F, though temps sometimes dip to the mid-70Fs in winter. There are over twenty moored dive sites are shared by the dive operators on the island with our friends at Red Sail Sports offering weekly schedules to the best of these sites.

Red Sail Sports is the only PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Aruba. Specialised courses are also offered in drift, wreck, photo, night, search/recovery, multi level diving etc.


Bruce has been organising diving holidays around the world for 50 years so for any questions give him a call now!

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