Join us on our 12th Annual Ladies only dive vacation to beautiful Aruba. Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometers west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometers long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometers across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.
We will be staying at the Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort. Newly renovated in 2017, this oceanside resort is located near the beach and is perfect for your Aruba vacation. Nestled in a lush, tropical garden surrounded with freshwater pools, Divi Dutch Village Resort is a serene, all-suite resort in the Divi Aruba collection. While located right in the heart of lively Aruba, their oversized suites, convenient amenities, and quiet escapes offer the perfect place for all generations to relax. Just a few steps down a lovely garden path will bring you to gorgeous Druif Beach where you can enjoy the beach and swim in the turquois water. Other fun activities include: pool games, golf, tennis, snorkeling, and entertainment at this resort or one of the three Divi Family resorts located a short distance from Dutch Village.
Aruba, along with Bonaire and Curacao, are often called the ABC Islands. These are the three western-most islands of the leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, and are just north of Venezuela. Tourism is the major industry of Aruba and Scuba Diving is a major portion of that industry. In Aruba, you can dive on natural reefs, shipwrecks, and artificial reefs. In fact, some of the best dive sites in Aruba are shipwrecks, which either went down as the result of accidents, or were placed there as part of an artificial reef program. The SS Antilla is known as one of the best shipwreck dives in the Caribbean. The ship was a German cargo that sailed between the Caribbean and Europe. The captain scuttle the ship to avoid capture when he found himself in the wrong place, Dutch Aruba, at the wrong time, meaning when Germany invaded Holland. The ship was scuttle in shallow water, just 45 feet. Part of the ship is just below the surface. this site is also great for snorkeling. You will also find plenty of stunning wall dives as well.
Aruba enjoys consistently good weather year-round with only two seasons. The best time to dive in Aruba is during the dry season, which starts in April and continues till November. The calmest sea conditions are found from April to June.
$2195 PP for Garden Studio Suite with a patio or balcony (one king bed and one queen sleeper sofa)
7 nights at Divi Dutch Village Resort w/2 per room
5 days of 2 tank morning boat dives
All Meals Daily
All Beverages Daily, including Alcohol
Welcome Rum Punch
All non-motorized water sports (Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, etc)
Hotel Taxes and tips (not the tips for the dive crew)
Air Fare from Home city to Aruba
Transportation to Home city airport
Subtract $345.00 for a Non-Diver ($1850)