Known as the wreck-diving capital of the Caribbean, Aruba’s entire south coast is a coral reef with over twenty dive sites and eleven diver-friendly wrecks such as a plane, tugboats, cement cargo ship, war and historic vessels sunk by destiny or design.
Dive operators offer expert instruction and PADI and NAUI courses as well as the basics. After learning how to deal with fins, mask, tank and regulator, many go on to a shallow dive. Reef, wreck and night diving can all be arranged. Shore dives are possible off De Palm Island, Baby Beach and Pos Chiquito. Divers in Aruba will behold an array of brilliantly colored sea life and coral formations.
The secrets of the deep are revealed at amazing wrecks. Resting at a depth of 45-feet are the remains of the century-old California. The Antilla is the largest wreck in the Caribbean; divers can explore its large compartments, anchors, cargo holds and boiler rooms. Only the coral-covered mid-section remains at a depth of 25-feet. Modern-day wrecks have also been created, forming artificial reefs for divers to discover.
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