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Aruba is a 33-kilometre (21 mi)-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, 27 km (17 mi) north of the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State, Venezuela. It is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As a separate member state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba has no administrative subdivisions. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm sunny weather. It has a land area of 193 km² (75 sq mi) and lies outside the hurricane belt.

Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela
Geographic coordinates: 12° 30' N, 69° 58' W
Coastline km: 68.5 km km
Climate: tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: flat with a few hills; scant vegetation
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Jamanota 188 m
Natural hazards: lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt
Currency: Aruban guilder/florin (AWG)
Population: 71,891 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English dialect), English (widely spoken), Spanish
Capital: Oranjestad
Divisions: none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Antilla Wreck 15 / -
13.7 m 18.3 m CMAS * / OW
Baby Beach 2 / -
15 m 15 m CMAS ** / AOW
Barcadera Reef - / -
13.7 m 15.2 m All divers
Barge - / -
4.6 m 6.1 m All divers
Jane C 5 / -
25.9 m 27.7 m CMAS * / OW
Pedernales Wreck - / -
8.5 m 10.7 m CMAS * / OW
Rocky Beach 5 / -
10 m 30 m CMAS * / OW
Sonesta Plane Wreck 1 / -
16.8 m 26.2 m All divers
Sponge reef - / -
12 m 12 m CMAS * / OW
YS-11 Airplane - / -
10 m 12 m CMAS * / OW


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Pedernales Wreck
By mountainshark
Sep 5, 2007
Ken's Dive Log -
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Sponge reef
By Lensman 2002
Feb 24, 2003
Sponge Reef - We dived with Dive Aruba's Paul 

Antilla Wreck
By rico125
Aug 16, 1998
- did not have a underwater camera, now I have To go back but now I am disable?

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Trip: Carribean Cruise
By Lensman 2002
From Feb 24, 2003 to Mar 5, 2003



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