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Dive Review of Unique Sports of Aruba/Divi Aruba Phoenix in

November, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Matt Grace, CA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 1496
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
San Diego, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Curacao, Dominican
Republic, Jamaica, St. Lucia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth limits and only 40 minutes dive time  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Good opportunity for wreck photos
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Windy and unusually rainy (it rained every day but one) resulting in poor
viz and no chance to dive the Antilla wreck.

Unique Sports of Aruba ran a great dive operation.  The divemasters were
helpful in finding critters and would go as slow as you wanted them to. 
Our boat was spacious and never crowded with only 4-8 divers, unlike the
Red Sail Sports cattle boat we saw.  We would definitely dive with them
again if we ever returned to Aruba.

Aruba was too Americanized.  Too many American fast food restaurants and
businesses (the last straw was seeing a Hooters on the way to the resort). 
Everyone spoke English, the road signs were all in English and dollars were
the preferred currency.

The local restaurants were fabulous.  Some recommendations:  Le Dome,
Chalet Suisse, Driftwood, Texas de Brazil, and Madame Janette.  They are
all superb.
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