Review Scuba Diving in Aruba

by spotmydive

Marine life

Manta ray
Eagle ray

Aruba is a Caribbean island from the kingdom of Netherland, near to Venezuela this Island is visited by almost 500 000 visitors every year. Aruba is famous for its wreck dives and its night dives. Indeed Aruba is super famous for its World War 2’s wrecks. After Bermuda, Aruba is the destination with the most wreck in the Atlantic Ocean. But no worries all divers will enjoy this paradise, corals and marine life are exceptional there.

When to go diving in Aruba?

The Aruba’s climate is semi-arid. The best period for diving is from May to December. The water temperatures can change a little bit between 29 and 31°C. Nevertheless you must know that from January to April, winds can be really strong.

Scuba diving conditions

Visibility: Generally the visibility is average, you will enjoy water with 10 to 15 meters visibility.

Currents: It depends of the diving spots. There are areas with very strong currents and some other without.

Difficulty: Aruba is perfect for all divers. In fact, there are some diving will be exclusively for really experienced divers and other perfect for people who want to start scuba diving. Those spots are perfect for beginner divers, just like the frigate Antilles’ wreck or the Arashi Airplanes’ wreck. For the advanced divers we would recommend, the Natural Bridge.

The water’s temperature in Aruba does not change so much and will go from 25°C and 29°C.

What to see while diving and snorkeling?

Aruba has diversified fauna and flora, especially thank to the artificial reefs. As a diver, you will have the chance to see a lot of different species. For example, you can observe reef fishes, such as: yellowtail fish, scorpion fish, trevally, grouper, barracuda, moray eels, octopus, angelfish and lobster. More that the common Caribbean’s fauna, you will be dazzled by the beauty of the colorful corals. If you love pelagic fishes and you want to dive with big ones, you will be glad to know that there are: turtles, manta rays, sting rays or eagle rays. Then don’t hesitate and prepare your luggage for the Caribbean’s white sand.