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Sandylynn 02-09-2012 08:21 AM

Snorkelling in Aruba
Hey there, anyone done the De Palm Island Beach and Snorkel excursion in Aruba....can anyone recommend a snorkelling excursion in Aruba or Curacao? Thanks

penny3333 02-09-2012 09:06 AM

Hi Sandylynn,
I moved your post to Caribbean Port Chat since it was not related to Carnival. We have been to Aruba and Curacao a few times. On both islands excursions from the ship took us to sunken ships. The water was crystal clear and there was plenty of sea life, no coral, but fish and turtles. The last trip to Aruba we went to Palm Beach, not sure if it is the same as Palm Island Beach. The beach was very clean, snorkeling was not great, but the water was very clear. The had a nice pier with a bar/restaurant. We went by cab from the port. Bonaire has better snorkeling as far as coral goes, but both Aruba and Curacao have great water and plenty of fish and turtles.

Hope you have a wonderful cruise!

peter l 02-09-2012 10:16 AM

Hi Sandlynn, I have to agree with Penny on Aruba..If it is DePalm Island, they offer various types of packages. We did not find the self guided snorkel there to be very good. They also offered snuba and I wanted to do that but as having a prior heart attack, they would not allow. On Curacao we did a boat over the the sunken tug that was not far off shore and saw lots of fish of various colors...The waters in this area were very strong and it was a trek from our boat to the tug and back; a good work out. We did enjoy it though and we also enjoyed this island as it is nicer than Aruba and the ride to and from the snorkel trip gave us a nice look at the island. The swinging bridge is a hoot to watch and there are lots of food/fish vendors nearby to watch the locals display/purchase fresh items. Large assortment of stores to shop in the area as well.


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