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Dive Review of Mermaid Divers/Bucuti Beach in
Aruba

Mermaid Divers/Bucuti Beach, Sep, 2006,

by Kathleen O'Connor, VA, USA . Report 2835.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Thailand, Hawaii, Fla., Va., St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Bali,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All group dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Aruba has a number of fantastic wrecks - the Antilla, the Jane C and the airplane. There are other smaller wrecks as well. The diving is fairly easy - only light current at most. For wreck divers, this is a great place to dive. No wrecks were deeper than 90 feet, and the visibility was fairly good. The coral and fish life were not exceptional.Mermaid Divers follows the schedule on their web site, and visits all the major wrecks. The groups were generally small and the staff was helpful. They do not really cater to photographers or advanced divers, although with advance planning they would probably do so. Bucuti Beach is a very nice hotel on a beautiful part of the beach. However, the food and service at their restaurant, the Pirate's Nest, is fair at best.
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