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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home by waving sea fans, or encounter the schools of blue parrotfish.

Aruba snorkeling and scuba diving leave nothing to be desired. Aruba snorkeling is an experience that is easily doable, yet enriches you with memories for a lifetime. Lucky ones can even meet with one of the island’s four sea turtle species slowly swimming by.

Aruba scuba diving is perfect for expert divers and new divers alike, with a variety of classes on offer to teach you how to get the most out of your underwater experience.

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Our excellent weather, crystal-clear waters and fantastic sea life make Aruba one of the best islands to go snorkeling on in the entire Caribbean.…

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

More Extraordinary Water Activities

Female surfing at the beach.

On the Water in Aruba

The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean sea embraces our happy island like a hug.

Girl Surfing at Wariruri Beach in Aruba

Surfing & Paddle Boarding in Aruba

Glide across our tranquil waters on a paddleboard or catch a wave at one of our surf breaks.

Sailing on Aruban waters

Set sail for a glorious cruise along Aruba’s scenic coastline.

Jetski, Jetlev, & Seabob Rental in Aruba

Amp up your Caribbean vacation with exhilarating motorized water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.

The largest amateur windsurfing and kite boarding competition in the world takes place every year in Aruba.   Hundreds of competitors vie for medals in various categories.  While most of the kite boarding competitions take place on the southern end of the island at Boca Grandi, the majority of the events take place at Fisherman’s Huts, just past The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.  Hi-Winds is a great spectator event as well, with a full agenda of beach parties, fashion shows, and concerts to enjoy.

Kite & Windsurfing in Aruba

Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows, and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.

Parasailing in Aruba

Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.

Underwater Tours in Aruba

Have a unique vacation experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, real submarine, or sea trek.

Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Private Islands

Aruba has in its proximity two private islands: Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.

Kayak & Canoe

The peaceful nature of Caribbean kayaking enables paddlers to observe Aruba wildlife up close.

Deep Sea Fishing in Aruba

Catch your 'beauty of the ocean' and hop aboard on one of the many deep sea fishing charters in Aruba that hunt for game fish.


Scuba Diving & Snorkel Places in Aruba

Discover Aruba below sea level! The best snorkel tours and diving lessons in the Caribbean are available right here on the one happy island. 

Entering the enchanted underwater world is easy; strap on the snorkel and mask and swim out from shore. Some of the best beaches for snorkeling are Malmok Beach, Boca Catalina, Mangel Halto and Baby Beach. A variety of popular Aruba snorkel tours are also available to take you on an unforgettable experience, making stops at the most excellent snorkeling locations on the island, including the famous W.W. II shipwreck called Antilla.

If you want to take it to the next level, scuba diving in Aruba is the best experience for you. It offers the chance to meet the most colorful variety of sea creatures and explore a whole new side of the island through our marine life. Some of the most precious scuba diving spots are the various shipwrecks, the Spanish Lagoon and the Barcadera Reef. 

You can also try a new trend in Aruba, the SEABOB, a powerful underwater scooter. Or enjoy an equal measure of freedom and safety of a SNUBA(SNorkeling+scUBA) trip.

With SNUBA you can easily breathe underwater without having to wear heavy, restrictive diving gear. Instead, your oxygen tank remains in a boat on the surface while exploring the oceans’ beauty, marveling at incredible coral formations and schools of tropical fish. 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.

 

We’re just getting started with the amazing things The Aruba Effect has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tan.

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