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Dive Review of Dive Aruba/Aruba Beach Club in

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Gloria Kehoe, PA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4157
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Hawaii, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Puerto Rico, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come up with 500 PSI.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
One of my dive buddies took photographs. There are no rinse facilities on
the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
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 on the boat. Clive
takes a maxium of 7 divers. The boat is small but even with 7 divers on
board everyone managed just fine.
Aruba's reefs are not bad but obviously not the Island's priority. We saw
numerous homemade anchors buried in the reefs on every dive.
The wrecks however were suprisingly good. The Antilla was one of the most
interesting wrecks I've ever seen. The Jane C. and the Airplane wrecks made
for excellent dives as well.
We saw a few turtles, a couple of large Sting Rays, impressively large
moray's as well as a huge lobster living in the floor of the DC3. Spotted a
rock fish on one dive but the the ultimate find of the trip was made by my
partner who found a Sea Horse on Sponge Reef.
Aruba Beach Club was also just what we were looking for. We had a great
room right on the beach. It was clean, quiet and convenient.
All in all a great trip. I would definitely dive with Clive again.
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