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Dive Review of Dive Aruba/Marriott Hotel in

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by John Crellin, PA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 3420
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Florida, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come up with 500psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
There is no camera facilities on Clive's boat it is a small boat only
holding 7 people. Have everything ready to go before departing the dock.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
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 to sign waivers,
pay and pick up rental gear if needed.  Then he transports you to his boat.
It is a small boat, holds 7 but is fast to the dive sites.  Clive gives
excellent dive briefings covering safety boat operation and dive site
layout. He gets in the water with you and guides you through the dive
especially the wreck dives so you see all of the interesting sights.  When
the first buddy team is ready to ascend, he ascends with them to help them
back on the boat, but allows you to continue your dive if you have
sufficient air remaining.  He lets you dive your full capability of air or
experience. My buddy and I were the last on the boat each time and got the
full amount of our dive ending with 500psi each time. On the first dive we
ended up about 300yards down current from the boat, he came over picked us
up and went back to retreive the other divers. You can count on fiishing
and being back to the dock by 1pm to 1:30pm with the morning dives and back
to your hotel before 2pm to enjoy the rest of the day. He is an outstanding
operator and I will always dive with him every time I return to Aruba.
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