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Dive Review of Dive Aruba/Marriott Hotel in

Dive Aruba/Marriott Hotel, Jul, 2007,

by John Crellin, PA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3420 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Florida, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up with 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 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.
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