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. 

You'll find several dive services and at least 8 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to check with Native Divers Aruba. In addition to your typical certification courses and open dives, Native Divers also specializes in night dives, wreck dives, underwater navigation, and equipment specialist courses. They are situated in northern 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 call them at (305) 454-2538.

A third option is Unique Sports of Aruba. The friendly staff at Unique Sports speaks English, Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese. They're located in Palm Beach.

Some information concerning the area's dive services are provided below.

Dive Operators Near Palm Beach
Name Phone Location
Aruba Watersports Center Diving (297) 586-6613 Central Palm Beach
Native Divers Aruba (297) 586-4763 0.5 mi. North-Northeast 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

Check this table for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites can be seen in the table below.

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

For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our exhaustive Caribbean diving page.


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