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 several dive services and at least 8 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you want 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 located in northern Palm Beach.

Another 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. They can be reached at (305) 454-2538.

A third option is Unique Sports of Aruba. Ranked as the number one dive staff in Aruba, Unique Sports of Aruba has everything you need to get certified and out exploring what lies beneath the waters that surround the island. Located between the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino and Riu, the location is easy to find and well worth looking for. They're found in Palm Beach.

Be sure to look at the table just below to obtain information about diving services in the area.

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

You can look through the following table for information concerning the typical 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

A few key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites are shown in this chart:

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 tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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