Scuba Diving Near Palm Beach

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Most of the most popular dive sites of Aruba are located just off the coast of Palm Beach, from colorful coral reef formations to the 400 foot Antilla wreck.  There are numerous sites along this coast shared by local dive companies, so whoever you decide to work with, you'll be able to see your desired sites. 

There are 4 dive services, a dive shop, and at least 8 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are summarized here:

Dive Shops Near Palm Beach
Name Type Phone Location Island
Aqua Windies Dive Shop Dive Shop//12577 (297) 583-5669 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Palm Beach Aruba
Red Sail Sports Diving

If you're looking forward to diving, you can check with Unique Sports of Aruba. The friendly staff at Unique Sports speaks English, Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese. They are located within Palm Beach.

Another good option is Red Sail Sports Diving. Experts in all things watersports on the island of Aruba, Red Sail Sports specializes in diving. Whether you're in need of certification, equipment, or a few hours under the sea, Red Sail can make it happen for you. You can reach them at (305) 454-2538.

A third good option is Aruba Watersports Center Diving. Learn to dive before you go - Sign up for PADI eLearning with the Aruba Watersports Center! The Center offers a number of courses that allow you to expand your knowledge, skills and qualification level as a diver. They're found within the heart of Palm Beach.

The following chart enables you to learn details regarding the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Palm Beach
Name Phone Location
Aruba Watersports Center Diving (297) 586-6613 Central Palm Beach
Happy Divers Aruba (297) 733-6570 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Red Sail Sports Diving (305) 454-2538 Central Palm Beach
Unique Sports of Aruba (297) 586-0096 0.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach

Dive Services

The following chart lists the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 90.0 $ 95.0
Double Tank Dive $ 75.0 $ 82.0
Night Dive $ 60.0 $ 90.0
Open Water Certification $ 400.0 $ 425.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 60.0

Dive Sites

Check the table below to see details concerning some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Palm Beach
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Antilla Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 12.6016579438 -70.0593990275
Arashi Beach -- All Divers 40.0 12.6095273525 -70.057861805
Blue Reef -- -- 70.0 12.5970159043 -70.0576925272
Debbie II -- -- 70.0 12.5959269611 -70.0573921204
Pedernales -- -- -- 12.5740146425 -70.0614589641
Pedernales Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 35.1 12.573 -70.0835
Rum Runner -- -- -- 12.5862450765 -70.0571674296
Seagrass Fields -- -- -- 12.5445251753 -70.0762218425

To learn more about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our detailed guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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