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Aruba, Above and Below the Waves

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Aruba is a sailing paradise and famous for open ocean activities ranging from fishing to parasailing and beyond. But it is also an underrated dive destination and excellent for free diving, with some wild dive sites and a wide array of animal species and incredible shipwrecks.
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Santa Cruz, Aruba
Turquoise waters and reclusive snorkeling conditions sound both ideal and cliched, but Mike's Reef in Aruba offers that definitive postcard-worthy aquatic experience. "My father started Tranquilo Aruba in 1977," says the son of founder Captain...
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Berea di Piscado, Noord, Aruba
Set sail aboard the Jolly Pirate in the clear waters of Aruba and you can look forward to a day of snorkeling, swimming, swinging, and sipping endless rounds of Pirate’s Poison. For a mere $57 per person, you can don your mask and ogle fish at...
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San Nicolas, Aruba
Located southeast of Cabez Reef, Serito is a well-kept secret in the local Aruban diving community. It’s accessible only by private charter, and only after haranguing those in the know—the locals who like to keep it to themselves to ensure that...
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Aruba
History buffs and expert divers score big at this site just 10 minutes off the coast of Aruba. A German freighter during World War II, the 400-foot-long ship is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean. Today, its starboard side is...
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Aruba
Slip into the deep blue for some of the Caribbean's finest diving, in some of the clearest water you've ever seen. JADS Dive Center caters to small groups to allow for as much one-on-one service as possible, and a convenient San Nicolas location...
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Arashi Beach, Noord, Aruba
A trip to Aruba demands at least one snorkeling excursion. Take a trip to Arashi Beach and spy the California Lighthouse, where the sea plays host to the wreck of the Antilla, a 400-foot German freighter. Red Sail Sports offers full- and half-day...
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Noord, Aruba
Sunsets in Aruba are magical – the sun lingers low and long in the sky before it dips below the horizon. One of the best ways to take it all in is on a sunset catamaran cruise. Departing from the Pelican Pier, the cruise sets sail along the...
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Pos Chikito, Aruba
Just down the road from Zeerover is Mangel Halto Beach, located in Pos Chiquito on the southeast coast just south of the Spanish Lagoon. Rife with marine life, the shallow waters make it a perfect place to snorkel. Powdery sand and beach huts make...