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 several dive operators and at least 11 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact SEAruba Fly 'n Dive. All of the dive courses offered at SEAruba Fly 'n Dive are PADI certified. They offer a range of certifications, from open water to advanced open water to a refresher course. They are found in Oranjestad.

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.

A third option is Pro Dive Aruba. Offering more personalized service than most of their competitors, Pro Dive Aruba prefers to skip large groups of divers and focus on a smaller number so they can help each individual hone their craft. The staff is fully trained and certified and known for their great teaching skills. They're situated in northwestern Oranjestad.

Take a minute to read the following table to learn more about the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Oranjestad
Name Phone Location
Diver's Request (297) 582-3914 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Happy Divers Aruba (297) 733-6570 2.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Pro Dive Aruba (297) 582-5520 1.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
SEAruba Fly 'n Dive (297) 588-1150 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad

Dive Sites

Take a look at the chart below for some information regarding some of the area's major 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 detailed Caribbean diving page.


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