Give a try to Snuba and the Sea-Treck
There is another way you can dive in Aruba: the “Snuba” (snorkeling + scuba). There are two floating air tanks attached to a raft on the surface connected to the diver by a long hose. It permits to provide enough oxygen for diving deeply.
Another option for an immersion in the Caribbean water is the “Sea treck” which allows walking at a depth of 6 meters with a special helmet and being guided by a diving expert.
With these different methods, it is possible to see a great variety of the wonderful marine life as in particular parrot fishes, tube sponges, a majestic variety of colorful corals, seahorses, elusive octopuses and small colorful sea urchins.
It is important to mention the sea turtles of the Aruba beaches. The majority of their nests are situated in Eagle Beach.
However, the nests are scattered for almost all the t-zones on the island. The most important species are the laud, loggerhead turtle, the beautiful green turtle and the carey turtle. It is strictly forbidden to drive cars or motorcycles around the beach. The reason is to protect the beautiful and peaceful creatures on the island. Also, turtles’ nests are marked by special plates of different colors, so the person who does not respect them will have to pay a fine.
Visibility up to 90 meters
Most of the diving locations of this amazing and idyllic Caribbean island have a depth between 10 and 20 meters with an excellent 30-meter sight.
During some seasons of the year the sight is better than during others, most of the time it can be around a depth of 90 meters. It is practically impossible to find waters with similar level of visibility in other places in the world. Thanks to that you will be able to observe easily all the different species such as rays, moray eels, mantas, barracuda, tuna and so on. It is usual to see spectacular shoals of different kind of fishes moving placidly in these waters where there are a few of the most voracious predators.
The island is surrounded by a long sandy plateau without any depth. For this reason, it is necessary to use a medium-sized boat or even a little one to get to the incredible reefs and to the different shipwrecks lying between them.
As you remember we earlier mentioned the cargo carrier The Antilla. It turns out that when the divers immersed around this shipwreck, they find a miscellany of marine life.
Huge tube sponges live there, yellowtail angelfish (they have a beauty that stands out among all the fish species that exist in the world), funny lobsters (different sizes) and so many other “jewelry” of the underwater nature.
But, the most wonderful of all is the shipwreck because it is possible to dive during the night. It is not very deeply and the streams are virtually undetectable.
If you are diving by night but not too late, you will be able to see the nature “Art of Work” painted by all the colors, sizes, weights and shapes of the different fishes, turtles and sea urchins.
You can imagine all the spectacular and wonderful sights during the night dives. This is an unforgettable experience in the life of all the visitors.
The fragmented and scattered vestiges are among the coral around the ship El Pedernales. This one has been sunk by German torpedoes and it is now the house of many snappers, parrot fishes and spectacular shoal of silver fishes.
The marvel continues. In the coral bay, the beginner divers will have the opportunity to enjoy the brain coral (that almost does not exist in other part of the planet) but also black, orange and blue sponges.
In the Arashi reef you can also find a lot of brain coral, as well as a lot of incomparable coral stars, parrotfishes and angelfishes.
Another beautiful shipwreck is the Tug boat which is covered by brain coral beautifully intertwined with coral stars and coral branches. There is as well a lot of eels and rays.