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Dive Review of Native Divers Aruba/Marriott Ocean Club in

Native Divers Aruba/Marriott Ocean Club, Jul, 2008,

by Kevin, NC, USA ( 1 report). Report 4213.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We stayed at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club which as always, kept to the high standards that Marriott has set for their Vacation Club properties. We have been Marriott owners for many years in the states.

I contacted Native Divers Aruba from reviews that I found on the net including Undercurrent. We were looking to stay away from large operators. We (my two sons 17 & 20, my wife and myself), selected Native Divers (max 8 divers). We were looking also for a good dive boat that we could stay out of the sun. We were concerned though about a posting from 2 ladies that dove with Native Divers in April who said they had a bad experience.

We were going to try one day of diving with Native Divers, and decided to stay because the experience was one of the best we have ever had.

We were the only divers on board 5 of our 7 dives, including a night dive. The owner and dive master Romeo was very experience and knowledgeable. We requested a slow relaxed pace and that was the way Romeo structured our dives. Romeo was the most professional, yet patient and relaxed dive master I have ever dived with.

Romeo is a true native and has been diving the waters of Aruba for over 25 years. His Searay dive boat was fast and friendly. He got us to the dive sites fast and gave us great backgrounds and explained in detail what we would expect to see of every dive site.

The reefs were very active with allot of small sea life. We saw a lot of large green moray eels, rock fish, several 8 inches or more squid, eagle rays, and large barracudas. It was no comparison to Bonaire, but much more bountiful than we expected. We will be back and will continue to dive with Native Divers

Romeo lived up to his philosophy of:
“Where you come as a guest. You leave as a friend! “

We left as great friends!

You owe it to yourself to check Native Divers out if you come to Aruba.

They are a small personal dive operation, if that's what your looking for.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Kauai, Maui, Grand Cayman, Florida, Bahamas
Cozumel, Belize, St Thomas, St. John ect..
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm
Water Temp 89-85°F / 32-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 65-70 Ft/ 20-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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