Buoyed by the salt water of a Caribbean aqua-colored wonderland, the way illuminated by shafts of light piercing the surface, snorkelers undertake an underwater exploration of Aruba's warm, welcoming marine environment. Come eye-to-eye with a majestic Queen Angelfish as it swims by the coral reef. Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home by waving sea fans. Or encountering an entire school of blue parrotfish. It's all an everyday experience when snorkeling in Aruba.
Entering this enchanted underwater world in Aruba is easy. Simply strap on the snorkel and mask and swim out from shore. Excellent snorkeling spots are Boca Catalina, Mangel Halto and Baby Beach. A variety of popular boat tours take you on an unforgettable snorkeling experience and make stops at the most excellent snorkeling locations in Aruba, including the famous W.O. II shipwreck called Antilla.
Or enjoy an equal measure of freedom and safety of a SNUBA (SNorkeling+scUBA) trip. With SNUBA you can breathe easily underwater without wearing heavy, restrictive dive gear. Instead your oxygen tank remains in a boat on the surface while you can explore the oceans’ beauty while breathing through a long tube, connected to the oxygen tank. Discover incredible coral formations and schools of tropical fish as you glide effortlessly under the surface. SNUBA is safe family fun in the Caribbean and it's easy to learn. No prior diving or snorkeling experience is required and the minimum age is 8 years old. Your professionally trained SNUBA guide will personally take you on an underwater tour of the beautiful marine environment. SNUBA is an optional activity and is only available on De Palm Island, Palm Pleasure morning and afternoon trips