Only 18 miles north of Venezuela, Aruba is one of the southern Caribbean ABC islands and is ideally situated outside the hurricane belt. The island's hot, dry climate offers year-round diving at at a variety of relaxed dive sites, including several wrecks, fringing reefs, and seagrass beds full of turtles.
Aruba also offers some excellent snorkelling opportunities, and with an average water temperature of 85F throughout the year, adults and children of all ages can explore the islands' varied marine life.
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Aruba is just over 2-hours flying time from Florida and getting there is a breeze with direct flights to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) from many US cities. It is also on the itinerary of many Southern Caribbean cruises.
Visitors have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, including some great beach resorts, hotels, and guesthouses to suit all budgets. The diving is all shore-based, either straight from the beach or from day boats. New divers and snorkelers will enjoy the protected sites of the south coast, while experienced divers can experience exciting drifts in the brisk north shore currents.
Learn more about diving Aruba in our dedicated destination guide.
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