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Red Sail Sports/ Casa Linds N   [N/A]   Red Sails should be avoided. Other than a decent dive boat, the rest of their operation is below minimum standards. No real dive b... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
7/2014   Gabriel I. Penagaricano
500+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Le Chateau Ocean Villa N   Oranjestadt   Really enjoyed diving with Clive. He is punctual, attentive, and very accommodating. One day he took me out by myself because ther... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2014   Giampaolo Malin
100+ Dives
 
SE Aruba Fly 'n Dive/ Marriott's Aruba Surf Club N   [N/A]   This is my 7th year diving with this outfit. See my Oct 2013 review. Erwin & his wife Paula have really put in a lot of effort t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2014   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Hyatt Regency Aruba N   [N/A]   Selected to "Dive with Clive" at Dive Aruba based on other reviews. I contacted Clive prior to the trip and made all of the arran... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2013   Paul Quick
250+ Dives
 
SE Fly n Dive/ Marriott's Aruba Surf Club N   [N/A]   This is my sixth year diving with this operator. Shop et al was sold earlier this year, but new owner has updated shop interior an... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2013   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Marriott Ocean club N   [N/A]   Very disappointed in Red Sail Sports - tried to make reservations 3 times at hotel - person at desk in Marriott Ocean club was clu... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   Joseph Stehn
250+ Dives
 
S E Aruba Fly N Dive/ Divi Dutch Village N   South East side of the island   US dollars can be used anywhere on the island. There is no need to exchange to Florins.... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2013   Gary Williamson
100+ Dives
 
S.E.Aruba Fly 'n Dive/ Beach House Aruba N   [N/A]   I dove with S.E. Aruba Fly 'n Dive on four consecutive days, three with friends and one on my own. All the staff, from the people ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2012   Michael Schoenbaum
<100 Dives
 
SE Aruba Fly n Dive/ Marriott's Aruba Surf Club N   [N/A]   This was my fifth consecutive year diving w/SE Fly n Dive for two weeks in May. The weather was VERY unusual the first week, with... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   Ms Lynda Durfee
250+ Dives
 
Unique Sports of Aruba/ Occidental Grand Aruba N   [N/A]   Contacted shop manager via email week in advance of arrival and he verified he "penciled me in the schedule" for 3 days of diving.... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   Joseph Stehn
250+ Dives
 
SE Aruba Fly n Dive/ Marriott Surf Club N   [N/A]   This is my fourth consecutive year diving with this operation. This is no rush diving. Van will pick you up about 8:15-8:30 am a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2011   Ms Lynda Durfee
250+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort and Wes Full report N   [N/A]   I had decided to use the services of Dive Aruba before leaving home but I did not contact Clive prior to leaving. The stay at the... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2010   Kenneth R Evans
100+ Dives
 
SE Aruba Fly n Dive/ Marriott Aruba Surf Club Full report N   [N/A]   This is the third year in a row I've done two weeks of diving in May with SE Aruba Fly n Dive. This isn't valet diving, but you g... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2010   Ms Lynda Durfee
250+ Dives
 
Native Divers Aruba/ Marriott Rennaisance Full report N   Southwest Reefs   This operator is too casual about his operations and customers to the point where it is almost indiference. He arrived at the pick... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
1/2010   Glenn Hilmar Boland
<100 Dives
 
Unique Sports of Aruba/ Radisson Aruba Full report N   Aruba   Unique Sports of Aruba took over for Red Sail Sports at the Radisson Aruba. Although a little more expensive then other dive oper... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2009   Brian Malagrida
<100 Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Full report N   [N/A]   There were seven experienced divers from the mega cruise ship Royal Caribbean "Adventure of the Seas". Due to light rain visibili... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
11/2008   Gordon W. Gribble
100+ Dives
 
JADS/ La Cabana Full report N   [N/A]   To be fair, we were there the week hurricane Omar dumped a tropical storm on Aruba, so it knocked us out of 3 days of diving. The ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2008   Sheri Ray
100+ Dives
 
Native Divers Full report N   [N/A]   Aruba trip 8/16/08 My wife and I are divers from New Jersey. Based on reviews in undercurrents we contacted Romeo of Native ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2008   johnny larsen
500+ Dives
 
Native Divers Aruba/ Marriott Ocean Club Full report N   [N/A]   We stayed at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club which as always, kept to the high standards that Marriott has set for their Vacation Club... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2008   Kevin
100+ Dives
 
red sail/ westin aruba Full report N   [N/A]   [None]I brought my newly certified 17 year old son to Aruba for his first ceaon dive. I chose Aruba because my non-diver wife can... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
6/2008   tse
100+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Aruba Beach Club Full report N   [N/A]   Clive Paula's operation was great for me and my friends as we were looking to stay away from the larger operators with 20 divers o... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
6/2008   Gloria Kehoe
100+ Dives
 
Searuba Fly n Dive/ Cruise Full report N   [N/A]   We dove in Aruba with Searuba Fly n Dive. It will be the last time. Several factors figure into this decision, and they are bot... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
5/2008   Bob R.
100+ Dives
 
Mermaid Divers/ Renaissance Ocean Suites Full report N   [N/A]   Mermaid divers were recommended; they were good except Tito was pissed about the poor people from south America and Dominican Re... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Eldon Okazaki
500+ Dives
 
Native Divers; Unique; Fly 'n Dive/ La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club Full report N   [N/A]   Contacted Romeo from Native Divers based on rec. from members of TripAdvisor.com. Said we wanted all reef dives, if possible, and... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
4/2008   Julia Gumenik
100+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports Full report N   [N/A]   We dove as part of a cruise on the Emerald Princess which was a great way to dive numerous islands but only gave a brief sample of... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
4/2008   Paul Lima
100+ Dives
 
MERMAID DIVERS/ CELEBRITY CRUISE Full report N   [N/A]   ARUBA IS NOT KNOWN FOR IT'S DIVING FOR GOOD REASON. THE DIVE OPERATION, MER AND CONDITIONS WERE SOME OF THE WORST WE'VE EVER EXPIR... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2008   SHARON RAPACZ
100+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Marriott Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Dive Aruba and Clive Paula always has a great operation. He picks you up promptly from your hotel and takes you over to his house... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2007   John Crellin
100+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Marriott on Palm Beach, Aruba Full report N   [N/A]   My boyfriend and his son, new divers, selected the Marriott, Palm Beach, Aruba, primarily for the wind surfing operation located... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
2/2007   Barbara Rizzardi
250+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba and Unique Sports/ LaCabana BRC Full report N   [N/A]   LaCabana BRC was a really nice place to stay. Great for families and non diving companions. Very good choice of restaurants on s... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2007   Lester Licht
500+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Renaissance Ocean Suites Full report N   [N/A]   The Dive Op I read lots of trip reports and reviews on scubadiving.com, Undercurrent, and scubaboard.com, which led me to the dec... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2007   JoAn Ferguson
100+ Dives
 
S.E.Aruba Fly and Dive Full report N   [N/A]   Aruba is a great trip from the NY metro area because it is a direct flight. On the way home, you go through US customs on Aruba, ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2006   Joel Solomon
<100 Dives
 
Mermaid Divers/ Bucuti Beach Full report N   [N/A]   Aruba has a number of fantastic wrecks - the Antilla, the Jane C and the airplane. There are other smaller wrecks as well. The di... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2006   Kathleen O'Connor
250+ Dives
 
Pelican WaterSports Full report N   [N/A]   We went to Aruba for two weeks of sun and fun after visiting there as a day spot from a cruise. I had completed my in pool session... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2006   Barbara McMIllan
<100 Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Aruba Beach Club Full report N   [N/A]   Clive Paula at Dive Aruba is a legend on the island and runs the best dive operation without question. Operating a small boat, he... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   Bill Shepherd
1000+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports Full report N   [N/A]   Dives rushed, after the second dive while my son and I were still in the water the capt. started the boat. Dive masters would sig... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2006   Andy Kelly
<100 Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Marriott Surf Club Full report N   [N/A]   Four of us dove with Clive from Dive Aruba. This was a great choice. While many of the larger operations limit bottom time to 40 ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Douglas
250+ Dives
 
NATIVE DIVERS/ MARRIOTT OCEAN CLUB Full report N   [N/A]   ARRIVED IN ARUBA WITH A GROUP OF 5 DIVERS AND 2 NON-DIVERS, FOR AN 8 DAY VACATION. FOUR OF US STAYED IN A 2 BR CONDO AT THE MARRIO... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   JERRY BUTLER
250+ Dives
 
Mermaid Sport Divers/ N/A Full report N   [N/A]   I have been going to Aruba for 16 years (time-share owners at Playa Linda Beach Resort on the stip at Palm Beach) and diving it fo... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2005   Jack Kelly
100+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Renaissance Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Because an imminent strike from Hurricane Rita had closed the Houston airports, Continental shut down all flights to IAH and I was... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
9/2005   Paul Schmieder
100+ Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Hyatt Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Aruba's northern coast dive site have poor visibility. The southern coast have much better visibility 80 - 100 ft but it is a long... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   Paul Morrissey
100+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Boardwalk Full report N   [N/A]   Went to Aruba to allow my recently certified wife to build up experience prior to hitting some more advanced destinations. Aruba w... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Bob Souza
250+ Dives
 
Unique Sports of Aruba/ Divi Aruba Phoenix Full report N   [N/A]   Windy and unusually rainy (it rained every day but one) resulting in poor viz and no chance to dive the Antilla wreck. Unique S... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Matt Grace
100+ Dives
 
Dive Aruba/ Holiday Inn Sunspree Full report N   [N/A]   We got to Aruba 2 days after Hurricane Ivan. This limited the visability so it wasn't the usual for the Carribean. The Holiday I... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2004   Roland & Pam Hebert
<100 Dives
 
Native Divers/ Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club Full report N   [N/A]   I have been diving frequently with my wife and 15 year old daughter the last 18 months. In general we have enjoyed all of our... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Richard Manners
100+ Dives
 
Unique Sports of Aruba/ Casa Del Mar, Hyatt Full report N   [N/A]   Unique Sports of Aruba provided an enjoyable series of dives from very shallow (Pedernales wreck-25ft.) to the Sonesta airplanes a... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2004   Leora Rosen
<100 Dives
 
Unique Sports/ La Quinta Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   That the water was so cold - 79 on a 60 ft dive for 40+ min gets a bit chilly. That all dives would be guided - makes the divers ... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Stacy Dembitsky
<100 Dives
 
Red Sail Sports/ Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Full report N   [N/A]   The "Antilla" is regarded by many as the best, biggest and oldest wreck dive in the Caribbean. Part of this 400-foot-long ship is ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2002   Gil Zeimer
<100 Dives
 
Mermaid Divers/ Renaissance Beach Resort & Casino Full report N   [N/A]   Hotel used to be the Sonesta Beach Hotel until bought by Marriott in June, 2002. Well maintained, comfortable rooms. Small terrace... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Barry S. Yoss
100+ Dives
 
Mermaid Divers/ Renaissance Beach Resort & Casino Full report N   [N/A]   Hotel used to be the Sonesta Beach Hotel until bought by Marriott in June, 2002. Well maintained, comfortable rooms. Small terrace... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Barry S. Yoss
100+ Dives
 

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