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.  

There are several dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 6 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into are shown in the table below.

Dive Shops Near Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location Island
Aqua Windies Dive Shop Dive Shop//12577 (297) 583-5669 Eagle Beach, 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Aruba

The table right below enables you to learn a few details concerning dive service 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 1.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Mermaid Sports Divers (297) 587-4106 Sabana Lider, 2.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Oranjestad
Pro Dive Aruba (297) 582-5520 1.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

Dive Sites

The following chart shows some key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Oranjestad
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Oranjestad Harbor Exit -- -- -- 12.5073024692 -70.0392288157
Renaissance Island -- -- -- 12.5042858751 -70.0337356517
Sonesta Plane Wreck Good -- 86.0 12.4990833333 -70.0303166667
Sponge reef Good Open Water / CMAS * 39.4 12.4947833333 -70.0303333333
Two Submerged Planes -- -- -- 12.4974146127 -70.036396403
YS-11 Airplane Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 39.4 12.4990833333 -70.0303166667

To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean diving article.


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