1. Collin O'Brien

    BONAIRE Expedition Film (4K)

    If you've been to Bonaire, are thinking about going to Bonaire or are just curious what you can experience in Bonaire, check out this video. 10 days of non-stop diving with 10 strangers from around the world that have become true friends. Can't wait to do it again! Best watched in 4K
  2. C

    Looking for old photos from Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Statia, St. Maarten and Aruba

    Hi divers! WWF-NL is seeking historic underwater images from the Dutch Caribbean to create an exhibition of the historic reefs of the region. If you have any to share or know of any potential sources, more information can be found here: Research: History of Coral Reefs - WWF Dutch Caribbean...
  3. jonhall

    Trip Report Aruba Jan.21 - Feb.4, 2023

    Had the opportunity to make a 2nd trip to Aruba (first time was in 2009) and get some diving in. Will try to share a little info about different aspects of the trip. Flights, arrival, and departure: Flew American Airlines with no problems. The Verifly app can be used, but there really is no...
  4. jonhall

    Aruba Dive Shops (spreadsheet)

    Having recently read some of the Aruba threads, I've realized there seem to be quite a few people going and/or asking about the diving. I was there in 2009 and am going back in January. As is the usual case, I try to put together a list of dive ops wherever we go with information for my buddy to...
  5. aquabluegreg

    Bonaire now open as of Jan 16th

    As of Jan 16th the flight ban to Bonaire has been lifted. You can now dive one of our favorite destinations in the Caribbean. How about Buddy Dive, Captain Don's Habitat, Caribbean Club, Belmar Oceanfront Condos, the Sand Dollar, or Den Laman Condos. Give us a shout and we will get you a...
  6. Sherpakroto

    ABC Islands recommendations?

    Heading on a cruise to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao next month on our way north for Christmas. Planning to dive 2 of the 3 islands. Which you would choose, and which dive ops and sites do you recommend? We are both PADI certified, take all our own gear, and spend our winters diving in Mexico...
  7. asmfish

    Aruba Vacation

    Hey Guys, I’m going to Aruba in October for vacation with my girlfriend (non Diver). I have been looking around for some dive shops and would appreciate some recommendations. I’m looking for a shop that does not pack their boats and is willing to do some deeper and wreck dives. Thanks in advance.
  8. though13

    Medical Release Issues When Abroad

    Hello, Just wanted to post about a recent experience I had in hopes it can help other divers (especially new divers) avoid the issues my husband and I encountered. We were on a cruise recently (April 2019), and had booked an excursion for a Discover Scuba Dive in Aruba. We are already working...
  9. S

    Diving ABC's, Arriving on Cruise Ship

    The last three stops of a 35 day cruise around South America are the ABC's, and we are going to lug our gear with us so we can dive. Anyone have specific recommendations for dive outfits that can accommodate cruise ship passengers? We have dove out of Mambo Beach in Curacao and with Dive Aruba...
  10. C

    Seeking Aruba recommendations

    Hi All, I'm going to Aruba for a quick trip over Christmas 2018 and I would like to ask for your recommendations on the following: 1. The best dives in Aruba 2. The best dive shop(s) in Aruba that will take me on those dives and rent me decent equipment 3. Any useful advice on Aruba would also...
  11. H


    How is the diving in the ABC islands? My group of 3 is going to include a new diver and I'm gun shy on drift dives. We're going to be there a week and plan to do as much shore diving as possible. That being said we don't want to fight currents and all the whole time we're there. So is any of...
  12. azstinger11

    Aruba! Looking for on land recommendations and ? on the Antilla wreck

    Hi All! So we have been getting mixed responses if the Antilla wreck is still dive-able. Anyone dove it recently? Also we are staying on Eagle beach, so any food/bar recommendations would be greatly appreciated! We have one day of non diving sightseeing, we will have a rental car so any...
  13. MantaSlap

    Trip Report: First time ABC Islands - November 2016

    Just back from two weeks in the ABC’s, and want to ‘pay it forward’ to those who helped me plan and those who will follow! Caveats: we are novice & casual divers, we plan trips based on the overall destination rather than solely by the diving. We bring our mask & fins but don’t own any other...
  14. Steven Stultz

    Aruba Diving?

    We're traveling to Aruba over Christmas 2016, and would be interested in recommendations on a dive center and any other thoughts. We're staying in Oranjestad. We're both newly-certified SDI Open Water divers with just six dives logged. Any recommendations appreciated! Thanks.
  15. V

    Aruba Diving!! Which shop

    going to Aruba and Curaçao the last 2 weeks of Augest, looking for a good dive shop with amazing dive sites!! What I'm looking for : • small groups • great sites • deep dives • lots of colorful fish Looking to dive at least twice on each island Little about me: • advanced open scuba...
  16. V

    New GoPeo Hero? Or something else ?!

    looking into taking a new camera with me on vacation this August to Aruba! Wanted to know if the New GoPro hero is worth the money for deep water diving, ( pics, video ) With an after market waterproof case!! Please let me know if you have any other suggestions
  17. T

    How I got hooked on scuba diving - On the ABC islands!

    It all started with myself and my two travel buddies wondering where to go on our next trip together. Strong cases were made for road trips across Australia and Patagonia. However our Icelandic friend, being an experienced diver and having worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean, suggested we go...
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