When it comes to Caribbean islands, Aruba has the lot. More sunny days than any other island, an average temperature of 82 degrees and a location out of the hurricane zone make it a holiday favorite for many of its visitors. But let’s not forget it also has some serious scuba diving…
When it comes to scuba diving on Aruba, there is so much to brag about that we’ve dedicated an entire portion of our website to it. Click here for more detailed descriptions of the various reefs and wrecks surrounding Aruba and our favorite dive sites on each of them.
Aruba is a remarkably repeatable diving destination for its size. It’s reefs vary from sandy slopes to rich walls, with all the marine life you would expect from a Caribbean diving destination. The island is also known for its abundance of wrecks, including the third largest wreck in the Caribbean, the German freighter “Antilla“.
VARIATION IS KEY
All these awesome dive sites make that we, having dived these waters for years, are still not bored with Aruban scuba diving. That being said, there are some dive operators on Aruba that go to the same six or seven “crowd-pleasers” on a weekly basis. We try to vary our dives as much as possible. Our dive schedule doesn’t specify particular dive sites for every day of the week. We look at our diver’s certification levels, ongoing courses, weather and sea conditions (and dives done over the past days) to decide where we go on a given day.
Check out this video from our friends at TropicLens about what marine life to expect on Aruba!