Diving Overview for Aruba
There is some wonderful diving in Aruba, particularly along the Southwestern coast line, and some spectacular ship wrecks full of marine life.
Aruba is home to the Caribbean's largest ship wreck -The Antilla, a 400 ft German freighter locally known as the 'ghost ship'. This wreck is surrounded by lobsters and tropical fish, large sponges and corals. This wreck was sunk in 1945 when it was brand new and remains in excellent condition and its large compartments make it easy to penetrate.
There are plenty of nurse sharks and sand sharks sleeping in the Shark Caves and hammerhead sharks, large tuna, rays and turtles frequently pass by Punta Basura on the eastern point of Aruba.Both deep and shallow waters are overloaded with tropical fish and the clear waters allow even lucky snorkellers to spot beautiful seahorses and colourful creatures.
Aruba sits outside of the hurricane belt but from October to February there are some rainy showers. Water temperatures are around 26 C, currents are generally mild and visibility s good.
Aruba is currently working hard to preserve its underwater landscape with increasing educational programs, new mooring buoys and regular clean-up programs that divers are encouraged to get involved with.
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