Showing posts with label Scuba Diving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scuba Diving. Show all posts

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Beginner's Scuba Dive in Aruba

What might you see if you take a Discover Scuba course in Aruba? This video was filmed on the World War II wreck of the Pedernales, a popular spot for Aruba dive shops to take beginner divers.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dive Adventure: Aruba

Aruba hosts a fleet of 8 underwater shipwrecks and an array of diving sites.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Join the Jolly Pirates’ “Save the Reefs” efforts

Kids learn first hand how we each can make a difference

Aruba Bound

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA October 13th, 2013– The underwater playground of Aruba’s reefs are a joy to visitors and considered a treasure to the local population, but it also represents home and breeding sites for reef fish as well as an important part of the overall marine ecosystem. Education continues to play a key role in helping to protect and preserve both Aruba’s marine life and reefs, and Jolly Pirates are helping to head that cause with its own “Save the Reefs” Bracelet Program. Funds generated from the program recently went to sponsor school kids attendance in classes on water safety, fish identification and responsible sailing and snorkeling.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

De Palm Island Lionfish Challenge 2013

De Palm Island, in cooperation with the Aruba Marine Park Foundation, has announced the 2013 Lionfish Challenge will take place on the 3rd of November 2013 at De Palm Island. On the 29th of october there is a meeting for participants to review the rules. Sign up now until the 30th of October at Hadicurari, fisheries center.

Aruba Bound

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Aruba Watersports Center

Aruba Bound
A few years back during one of our stays at the Radisson Aruba, we took our dd on a Discover Scuba dive, Scuba and the 10 year old, through Aruba Watersports Center. She was immediately enthralled with the sport. When we began our research to obtain her certification, we were looking for a similar type of experience with personalized service and one on one tutoring.

After doing a large amount of online research and communicating online with Aruba Watersports, we decided to reserve the Open Water Certification class with them. They were very prompt and professional in their emails and I was confident that it would be a good experience.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Extraordinary Sights At Aruba Dive Sites

Aruba Bound
Despite its close proximity of just 18 miles from Venezuela, the 6 miles wide and 20 miles long island of Aruba is an idyllic location and is renowned throughout the Caribbean for its wonderful beaches, turquoise waters and magnificent water sport opportunities. Under the control of the Dutch for nearly 400 years, tourism now plays a huge part in its economy and whilst sailing and snorkeling are very popular, without doubt when it comes to water based activities in Aruba diving is by far the biggest draw, and brings people from all corners of the world to explore the incredible waters that lie off shore.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Set your sites on diving in Aruba

Aruba Bound
The diminutive southern Caribbean island of Aruba, lying less than 20 miles from mainland South America, attracts over half a million tourists from far and wide, each year. Some come for the luxury accommodation, gorgeous beaches and guaranteed good weather, but huge numbers are drawn to this little piece of paradise by the excellent snorkeling, and more significantly, the fabulous diving opportunities, it presents. There are over 40 Aruba diving sites, the majority situated off the sheltered south western coast and the many local dive operators have developed a smooth and professional operation to allow visitors a truly memorable experience.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Shore Dives & Snorkeling With Kids

JADS Dive Center offers shore dives or rent tanks from Aqua Windies. Aqua Windies does rent tanks.

Using, shorediving.com Aruba as a reference, below are some of my thoughts.

Bachelors Beach, Boca Grandi & Boca Andicuri are only divable on a few days of the year when there is no wind. If there is no wind, which is extremely rare, there is all likelihood there will still be waves. They are on the windward side of the island and open to the entire Caribbean with no coral reef or barrier islands to speak of for protection.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NEW RECORD: 30cm (11.8 inch) Lionfish is the largest of the invasive species officially registered so far in Aruba

Posted by Aruba Daily on July 28th, 2011

Lionfish Tournament of the National Control Plan yielding greater awareness and sounding alarm

A whopper of a Lionfish, 30 centimeters long (almost one foot long, 11.8 inches to be exact) shattered all previously held records in Aruba for the invasive species. The previous record, a Lionfish of 27.5 cm, caught during the first Lionfish Derby held last march by the trio from the boat Xiomara, consisting of John Laurence, Dechi Bisslik and Victor Franken, was broken by this impressive specimen. Last Monday 25th of july 2011, the team of Lifeguards Aruba, led by

Friday, May 6, 2011

Boutique Resort on Aruba Introduces Scuba Vacation Package

Manchebo Aruba- Blogging to Aruba
The intimate Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa on Aruba offers a scuba diving package in collaboration with Red Sail Sports Aruba.

Diving in Aruba is famous for the spectacular shipwrecks and interesting coral formations that dominate Aruba's underwater realm. Manchebo offers the opportunity to discover Aruba's beautiful underwater world together with Red Sail Sports Aruba.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Aruba and Artificial Reefs

There are a Variety of Environmental and Human Reasons for the Creation of Artificial Reefs

August 19th, 2010

"First of all, an artificial reef is any type of reef project, foreign object(s) or reef systems, which is not an original coral formation or natural coral ecosystem. These are usually made by humans for specific purpose such as promoting marine life growth or creating areas of marine growth where this is lacking or has been destroyed. Artificial reefs can also be created accidentally by sunken ships, aircrafts or due to flooding. Many man-made artificial reefs are created with a purpose, while others become an artificial reef by “accident” or because of history.