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What are the best places in Aruba ?

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1. Re: Snorkeling

Good snorkeling sites in Aruba include:

Malmok

Boca Catalina

Mangel Halto

Amongst others.

You may also want to do a snorkeling cruise with Tranquilo

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Check out Arubabob snorkeling

Kent and Stuart are experts with the skooter snorkeling adventure

Read about them in Trip Advisor

Edited: 14 June 2014, 19:36
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Thanks! I'm hoping it is easy to swim to rather than necessarily needing a tour to get to the reef. We have done a lot of snorkeling on Grand Cayman where it is very accessible.

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The snorkeling sites we listed can all be reached from shore. Thought you might be interested in some that are not as easily reached, so suggested looking into an operation that could provide you with that opportunity.

Enjoy whatever you do and your visit to Aruba.

Edited: 15 June 2014, 21:49
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5. Re: Snorkeling

Aruba has some coral formations off the coast that you can swim to -- but not so much an actual reef like you have at Grand Cayman (I think there is a small reef on the wild side of the island).

I've been to Grand Cayman and it is a a divers' destination -- the hotels empty out during the day, because the divers and snorkelers are out diving and snorkeling. Some of the best stuff to see in Aruba involves the Antilla wreck -- which you have to get to by boat. The boat charters are really fun -- you should consider doing one, I really enjoyed it and plan to go again.

I love Aruba and go there more often than anyplace else -- but it is not a divers' destination like Grand Cayman.

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6. Re: Snorkeling

FreshImage -

Not sure how long you are in the ABC Islands area, but if you have the time, you may want to check out a day trip over to Bonaire. It is about a 40 minute puddle jump from Aruba, and offers some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. The entire island is surrounded by a reef that is protected. You can walk off the beach and be at 25 feet of depth within 10 yards of shore. There is not much like it. The snorkeling in Aruba will disappoint if you are expecting too much. As mentioned above, your best spots to snorkel from shore are Mangel Halto, Arashi/Malmok and Boca Catilina. The Mangel Halto snorkel is where Aruba Bob's crew will take you, or at least one of the destinations possible.

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Beware - transportation to BONAIRE from ARUBA is not overly reliable. But we agree that the snorkeling is great there.

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Yes, in comparison to Curacao and Bonaire, snorkeling in Aruba from shore is mediocre at best.

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