Scuba Diving Near Noord

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Although many people travel to Aruba to dive the colorful natural reef, there are a few hidden treasures that were man made worth visiting as well.  Purposely sunk off the coast are several shipwrecks, an airplane wreck that dates back to World Word II, and more.  Each site is unique and worth its own special trip. 

There are 3 dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you should consider Mermaid Sports Divers. Mermaid Sport Divers stands out because it was created by divers to help other divers. All of their staff members are PADI professional instructors, and are NAUI, IDD, SSI, and CMAS certified. They are located within eastern Noord.

Another good option is Happy Divers Aruba. Happy Divers was created by a small group of divers who felt that the larger local companies did not offer enough of a personalized experience. This smaller company prides itself on doing just that. They can be reached at (297) 733-6570.

Still another option is Native Divers Aruba. In addition to your typical certification courses and open dives, Native Divers also specializes in night dives, wreck dives, underwater navigation, and equipment specialist courses. They're located within the vicinity of Palm Beach, 1.2 mi. Northwest of central Noord.

The chart just below lists some information concerning the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Noord
Name Phone Location
Happy Divers Aruba (297) 733-6570 0.9 mi. South of Central Noord
Mermaid Sports Divers (297) 587-4106 Sabana Lider, 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Noord
Native Divers Aruba (297) 586-4763 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord

Dive Sites

Some information regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are shown in the following chart.

Dive Sites Near Noord
Name Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Black Beach -- 12.5726742855 -69.9821514079
Debbie II 70.0 12.5959269611 -70.0573921204
French Bark -- 12.5619511783 -69.981293101
Pedernales -- 12.5740146425 -70.0614589641
Rum Runner -- 12.5862450765 -70.0571674296
Skeleton Cave -- 12.5956269321 -70.0125354716

To learn more about snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this extensive Caribbean diving page.


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