Scuba Diving Near Oranjestad

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Aruba's southern coast has the most sites to see for divers, with everything from natural reef to a World War II era sunken ship.  Diving depths range from 18 to more than 120 feet, making each dive unique and awe-inspiring.  

You'll find 4 dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to contact Dive Aruba. Several certification courses are offered with Dive Aruba. Ranging from beginner to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you can hone in your skills whether they're brand new or just need a tune-up. They are located in downtown Oranjestad.

Another good option is Happy Divers Aruba. Happy Divers stands apart because they only offer small group and private classes and dive trips. They also offer pick up and drop offs from your hotel. They can be reached at (297) 733-6570.

A third good option is SEAruba Fly 'n Dive. Known as the "Friendliest Dive Center on Aruba," SEAruba Fly 'n Dive offers residents and guests of Aruba the opportunity to take PADI certification courses and participate in open water dives with knowledgeable guides. SEAruba Fly 'n Dive also offers snorkeling trips on private boats. They're found in Oranjestad.

Take a moment to look through the table below for details concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Oranjestad
Name Phone Location
Dive Aruba (297) 582-7337 Downtown Oranjestad
Happy Divers Aruba (297) 733-6570 2.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
S.E. Aruba Fly 'n Dive N.V. (297) 588-1150 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
SEAruba Fly 'n Dive (297) 588-1150 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad

Dive Sites

Take a moment to look through the table just below for some information concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Oranjestad
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Barcadera Reef -- -- 120.0 12.4884481786 -70.0160545299
Barge Good -- 20.0 12.47405 -69.9955666667
French Bark -- -- -- 12.5619511783 -69.981293101
Jane C Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 95.0 12.4716038502 -69.9939102122
Oranjestad Harbor Exit -- -- -- 12.5073024692 -70.0392288157
Renaissance Island -- -- -- 12.5042858751 -70.0337356517
Sonesta Plane Wreck Good All Divers 86.0 12.4990833333 -70.0303166667
Sponge reef Good Open Water / CMAS * 39.4 12.4947833333 -70.0303333333
The Wall -- -- -- 12.4781405854 -70.0003475139
Tugboat -- -- -- 12.5137545104 -70.0460094401
Two Submerged Planes -- -- -- 12.4974146127 -70.036396403

For more information concerning diving, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read our exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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