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Dive Review of S.E.Aruba Fly 'n Dive/Marriott's Aruba Surf Club in

S.E.Aruba Fly 'n Dive/Marriott's Aruba Surf Club : "Another year of diving in Aruba", Dec, 2017,

by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 49 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 10084 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I made two trips this year, May for two weeks and December for 10 days. Had anywhere from 4 to 14 divers on recent dive days. Visibility pretty good considering unusual surge the week before. Last day to Antilla and Pedernales wrecks, visibility was about 40 feet, but you're not looking out into the blue on those dives anyway. See my previous reports. Some of the boat crew have been with this operation for 10 or more years. Aruba isn't Bonaire, but you will see most of the same kinds of fish and plenty to do topside. I have my own equipment, but the rental equipment is fairly new. I wore a full 5mm (old, probably more like a 3mm) because I get cold and need protection on my legs and arms against bumps on the ladder (I bruise easily). Shop rents only shorties, so if you get cold, you should bring your own wetsuit or at least a skin. I paid $352 including CC charge (3%) for 10 dives with my own equipment. That's 4 or five dives in Hawaii. BTW, Aruba is ALWAYS windy; keeps the bugs away.
Websites S.E.Aruba Fly 'n Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, all Hawaiian islands, Fiji, Palau, Maldives.
Closest Airport Aruba Getting There Easy non-stops from East Coast cities and connections via hubs (Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco. On drift dives,the group has to surface together for boat pickup, but if some run low on air early, they can be sent up.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments I don't use a camera, but there is a dedicated barrel onboard for cameras only. Crew will hand camera to you in water.
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