Burbujas

Depth 18 to 30 meters (60 to 100 feet)Located 10 kilometers northeast of Isla Fuerte Burbujas, it is the first of the three distant platform reefs in which we dive. It is an underwater mud volcano that grows from 120 meters deep reaching with its small crater up to 18 meters deep.

Being out to sea under the influence of the Colombian countercurrent, its population of vertebrates and fish is greater than that of the local sites, where Barracudas, schools of jack m

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 32 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Depth 11 to 60 ft. (5 to 18 meters) Small reef crest dominated by branched elkhorn corals. Due to its calm conditions throughout the year, Bajo Alicia is ideal for certifications of all levels of Scuba and Free Diving. Here we can see the annual coral spwaning.

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Small coral structure located no more than two minutes of navigation in a coastal area free of waves and currents, it is ideal for skills dives such as perfect buoyancy and Open Water certification maneuvers.

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Depth: 7 to 21 Meters (21-70 Feet)A tour through Estrellita (Orbicela) coral channels and calcareous sand soils. From the crest of the reef to the slope, where we will find large coral pinnacles populated with black corals and iridescent sponges.

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Depth: 10 meters, 30 feet. Shipwreck 30 meters long, 12 meters of hacho and protrudes 2 meters from the bottom. Its structure has been colonized by endless organisms and its interior serves as a refuge for fish and Nurse sharks.

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A beautiful place in the area, ideal for beginners, it has sandy areas with surrounding reefs, both for certified divers and for use as a training area in confined waters.

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Airplanes (Wreck)

A very unique dive, Airplanes is accessible by either boat or shore and boasts not one, but two decommissioned airplanes sunk as artificial reefs. The Convair 240 is a 40 seater aircraft 74 ft long sitting in 80 feet of water (it moved deeper than it originally was after a hurricane).

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Sponge Reef

This site is named Sponge Reef for good reason: it is covered in brightly colored, large sponges as far as the eye can see. Turtles also frequent this site.

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Pedernalis (Wreck)

This is a fun, shallow wreck that is mostly intact. Due to its shallow depth it is a VERY popular stop for all of the snorkel cruises so be prepared to descend among throngs of tourists. Still, a very fun dive worth the effort.

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Jane Sea (Wreck)

A 250’ cement freighter sitting upright on the bottom in 90’ of water. The wreck attracts lots of schooling tropical fish and large barracudas. Deep water gorgonians, sponges and coral growing on the wreck. Excellent for photography. The reef starts in 20 feet of water and is good for snorkeling.

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Antilla (Wreck)

The Antilla is the largest shipwreck dive in the Caribbean at 400 feet long. Most of the ship is still intact and divers can explore the porthole, deck fitting, and interior sections. The Antilla is probably the most popular dive site in Aruba.

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Photo & Video

Learn how to take underwater photos that capture your dive highlights and incredible marine life encounters with the SSI Photo & Video Specialty program. Get started online today.

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Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Extended Range Nitrox Diving

Do you enjoy nitrox diving? The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program will certify you to dive to a depth of 40 meters with limited decompression while diving with nitrox. Start online today!

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Shark Ecology

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