Aruba Dive Sites #1
Aruba Dive Sites #2
Aruba has many scuba dive locations. You may be interested to visit Aruba's Dive site webpage for more diving locations. We have also listed a few sites below:
This German freighter was scuttled on May 10, 1940 when the Germans invaded Holland during World War II and is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean (400' long). Covered by tube sponges, coral formations and tropical fish. Read more about Antilla Wreck.
A fascinating reef for beginners. A sunken Lockheed Lodestar sits at 35 feet of water. Coral formations and parrot and angelfish surround the airplane wreck.
Malmok & Debbie
At this typical bottom reef you will find wildly spread leaf and brain corals. Stingrays and lobsters are occasionally spotted at this site. In 1992 a 120' fuel barge was sunk as an additional attraction.
Sunk in Aug. 2000, this is Aruba's newest wreck site! Schools have fish have already discovered the site - Blue Striped, French Grunt, Blue Tang, Yellow Tail, Snapper and Yellow Goatfish may be found.
A beginner's paradise offering a combination of large pieces of wreck spread out between coral formations. You can see sections of cabins, wash basins, etc. as well as a pipeline system that goes with this oil tanker that was torpedoed in 1942 during World War II by a German submarine.
Harbor Reef / Pilot Boat
Reef consisting of soft coral and hard coral formations, drops gradually to an old pilot boat wreck, where a pair of green moray eels are often seen.
Dive into this Convair 400 wreck. The airplane was sunk on a sloping reef surrounded by soft corals.
Home of the soft coral ranging from the orange elephant ear sponges to purple and yellow tube sponges. Also lots of vase and small basket sponges.
Black coral, sea whips, sea fingers, and plenty of gorgonians and sea fans. The green Moray eel and eagle rays are spotted occasionally here.
A healthy and beautiful reef, very dense with large coral formations. Many brain corals and an abundance of huge sea fans in the shallows.
Fascinating drop-off with giant boulders of brain & star coral. Also lots of massive formations of leaf and sheet corals. Excellent for drift diving.
Beautiful coral formations, very colorful, lots of sponges. A large variety of tropical fish. This is a good shallow dive.
Jane Sea Wreck
A 250' cement freighter sitting upright on the bottom in 90' of water. The wreck is surrounded by beautiful coral formations. At this site you will find lots of angelfish and schooling tropical fish in and around the wreck.
In between a great reef you have a chance to meet large lobsters, which scavenge the ocean floor for a bite to eat.
De Palm Slope
Magnificent coral formations, sloping to great depths. Well known for barracudas.
This site consists of a cool drop-off with huge brain and star coral, and sea fans leading down the slope to the bottom. Spotted moray eels are very common on this site.
The reef comes out like a finger pointing down to the deep water. Beautiful coral formations, sea fans in the sand surrounding the finger. Turtles are often seen on this dive site.
Enormous clusters of gorgonians, brain and star corals dominate Mike's Reef. Brilliant purple and orange sponges, as well as a large variety of fish, inhabit this reef.
Mangel Halto Reef
A pronounced slope gives you the opportunity to admire a myriad of coral combination and marine life. You will see interesting marine life, such as sea anemones and octopus.
Spanish Lagoon Reef
Beautiful dive site with lots of variety in soft corals, big brain corals, and different types of snappers.
Isla de Oro Reef
The shallow portion of the reef offers many different juvenile fish, followed by the deeper part with nice coral formations.
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