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Aruba Vacation

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by asmfish, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. asmfish

    asmfish Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New York
    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.
  2. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
    I’ve dove with JAD’s for 4 years - great people and great diving experiences with them.

    There is not any wall diving or much truly deep diving in Aruba. Most of the sites are at 50-70 feet max.

    However, the Renaissance Airplane wrecks are at about 85 feet, the Jane Sea at about 95 feet, and the Morning Star and Mi Dushi are at ~120 feet to the sand. The deepest I’ve been there is the Topaz wreck at ~140 feet to the sand.
  3. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St Thomas, Ontario, Canada
  4. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    Yes to the previous posts. Will point out, that unless he has changed from 10 years ago, Clive at Dive Aruba (first link in @Ontwreckdiver's post) is a one man show and will take you down, stay about 15-20 minutes, and then go back to the boat to pick you up where he thinks you'll come up, as there is a lot of drift diving.
  5. 123kij

    123kij Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: NYC
    Who did you end up using? Recommend? Looking to dive the airplanes while I'm down there.

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