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Dive Review of Red Sail Sports/Marriott Ocean club in
Aruba

Red Sail Sports/Marriott Ocean club, Jul, 2013,

by Joseph Stehn, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7108.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Very disappointed in Red Sail Sports - tried to make reservations 3 times at hotel - person at desk in Marriott Ocean club was clueless and had to call to figure out how to make reservation ( I dive with a pony bottle and she had no idea what that was)- then after finally getting it done we were not picked up until I called dive operation (15 minutes before ship was to sail) and they said they did not have reservation - even though I had paper in my hand. Got to boat 5 minutes before it was going to leave and got attitude by divemasters that WE were late - after a bit of back and forth they realized it was Red Sails fault. Dive was poor as visibility was bad and one diver jumped in without weight belt and we had to wait 10 minutes on bottom for divemaster to resolve that issue thus cutting dive short - certainly not divemasters issue but made the whole dive poor - strong current and visibility added to the issue - 2d time in Aruba I did that dive and won't do it again as the vis has been poor both times and certainly not worth the money. However, Divemasters on boat were professional and helpful just too much of a mixed boat of novice divers and experienced. Next year will dive with Unique sports which I did a few years ago. I simply don't get how Red Sports has two desks at the Marriott resorts and you almost have search them out to book with them and then I never had feeling about being picked up which we were not.
Websites Red Sail Sports   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All Caribbean, Truk
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-40 Ft/ 8-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with divemaster - Wreck of Antilla
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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