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    Senior Member __steve__'s Avatar
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    Outside the Baby Beach reef is highly dangerous water to be in. From in the water, the entrance into the bay cannot be seen. The current will drag a swimmer towards the refinery within minutes, and then out to sea.

    Drownings are so painfully sad

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    Having never been outside the reef (out of fear) I did not realize the entrance can't be seen.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ



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    We just got home Friday night -trip report coming - but we noticed a lot of military type boats on the water. We saw a large white boat with a helicopter on the back and what looked like a large radar thing on it. There were two Swat type rubber boats with 8 guys in each of them, and a coast guard type helicopter going over a number of times a day. We asked our cab driver on the way to the airport what was going on and he said he thought it was in response to what is happening in Venezuela. A little disconcerting in a way but also comforting knowing they were watching. They were out there the whole time we were in Aruba.
    Hopefully we'll be back in Spring 2018

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    those are the Dutch Marines.
    they are always patrolling the coast and also inland doing manuevers.

    we were fortunate once to see them doing manuevers and then make a beach landing.

    venezuela's horrible situation causes theme to be more visible as they are doing lots of patrolling.



    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom23 View Post
    We just got home Friday night -trip report coming - but we noticed a lot of military type boats on the water. We saw a large white boat with a helicopter on the back and what looked like a large radar thing on it. There were two Swat type rubber boats with 8 guys in each of them, and a coast guard type helicopter going over a number of times a day. We asked our cab driver on the way to the airport what was going on and he said he thought it was in response to what is happening in Venezuela. A little disconcerting in a way but also comforting knowing they were watching. They were out there the whole time we were in Aruba.

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