SCUBA DIVING IN ARUBA
Aruba is a Caribbean Dutch Island which lays just 29 kilometers (18 miles) north of Venezuela. It is the westernmost island of the southern Dutch Islands and is a wreck divers dream destination!
Wreck Diving Aruba
Aruba is known as the Caribbean’s top wreck diving destination. Scuba divers can visit many ships which were sunk during World War II, as well as scuttled airplanes, and also some purposefully sunk vessels which are now home to artificial reefs.
The number of wrecks, along with the variety of depths and conditions in which these wrecks lay, make this a very popular wreck diving destination, accessible to divers with varying skill levels.
Healthy corals and Marine Life
Apart from the wrecks, Aruba also plays host to some great coral reefs which are home to an impressive amount of marine life both in terms of variety and quantity. There is life of all sorts from micro animals such as sea horses, nudibranches, and a wide variety of fish. To large species such as the manta ray, eels, barracuda, several species of sharks, and much much more!
Scuba Diving Conditions In Aruba
Visibiilty- Water in Aruba is similar to many other parts of the Caribbean. The water is very clear throughout much of the year with visibility ranging from 15-30 meters, which is 50-100 feet.
Water Temperature- The water of Aruba is very warm. In the winter the water averages around 26°C/79°F in winter and 29.4°C/85°F in summer.
Weather– Air temperatures of Aruba stick to around 29-31°C/85-89°F year round. The winds are generally most calm between April and June. During the months of January to March we can experience winter squalls. June through October is technically hurricane season, however, storms rarely push as far south as Aruba.