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 operators and at least 11 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you want to go 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 located 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. You can call them at (297) 733-6570.

A third good 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 found in northwestern Oranjestad.

Check out this table for a list of the area's dive operators.

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

The chart just below shows some key facts 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 snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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