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Dive Review of Red Sail Sports/Hyatt Hotel in
Aruba

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Morrissey, NJ, USA
Report Number 1870
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Saba, Little Cayman, Keys, Bora Bora, Tahiti, NJ
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Both depth a time limits. You could dive own profile if you but it was up
to the dive master.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
Aruba's northern coast dive site have poor visibility. The southern coast
have much better visibility 80 - 100 ft but it is a longer boat ride from
the large hotels, the winds make it choppy and the current can be very
strong. The southern reefs are in good shape with many small fish and
critters. Overall, the diving was much better than I expected. 

Red Sail sports for a cattle boat operation is well run. Their boats had
drinks, snacks and fresh water rinse tanks. They no longer have storage
area for you own dive equipment. Lugging it back to your hotel room every
day was a pain. 
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