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Dive Sites

Aruba Dive Sites #1

  1. Antilla Wreck
  2. Arashi Airplane
  3. Malmok & Debbie
  4. Star Gerren
  5. Pedernalis
  6. Harbor Reef / Pilot Boat
  7. Renaissance Airplane
  8. Sponge Reef
  9. Tire Reef
  10. Barcadera Reef
  11. Kantil Reef
 

Aruba Dive Sites #2

  1. Skalahein
  2. Jane Sea Wreck
  3. Plonco Reef
  4. De Palm Slope
  5. Captain's Choice
  6. The Finger
  7. Mike's Reef
  8. Mangel Halto Reef
  9. Spanish Lagoon Reef
  10. Isla de Oro Reef

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Dive Sites

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:

Antilla Wreck

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.

Arashi Airplane

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.

Star Gerren

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.

Pedernalis

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.

Renaissance Airplane

Dive into this Convair 400 wreck. The airplane was sunk on a sloping reef surrounded by soft corals.

Sponge Reef

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.

Tire Reef

Black coral, sea whips, sea fingers, and plenty of gorgonians and sea fans. The green Moray eel and eagle rays are spotted occasionally here.

Barcadera Reef

A healthy and beautiful reef, very dense with large coral formations. Many brain corals and an abundance of huge sea fans in the shallows.

Kantil Reef

Fascinating drop-off with giant boulders of brain & star coral. Also lots of massive formations of leaf and sheet corals. Excellent for drift diving.

Skalahein

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.

Plonco Reef

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.

Captain's Choice

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 Finger

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.

Mike's Reef

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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