To the north of Venezuela is the three island cluster that helps make up the Lesser Antilles and is often referred to as the ABC Islands. The A refers to Aruba (B for Bonaire and C for Curaçao), a dry, desert like island, known for its beaches, casino-resort hotels and warm weather. In the north, snorkelers will be attracted to Arashi Reef, one of the best snorkel sites on the island. This Arashi Reef is home to a variety of colourful fish, octopus, crayfish, turtles and even a sunken twin engine aircraft! The wreck of the California (a sunken ship from the 1800s) can also be found in the north, however this attraction is more appealing to divers. Snorkelers will find that plenty of other options for snorkeling reefs and wrecks exist along the Aruban coastline. At Malmok Reef visitors will find brain coral, sponges, fish, stingrays, lobsters and the sunken fuel barge Debbie II. Snorkeling Boca Catalina and Catalina Cove (for more advanced swimmers and snorkelers) is also an option that can be accessed via the small beach at Boca Catalina. Other areas that visitors may be drawn to include: Pedernales, Renaissance Island, Barcadera Reef and Sponge Reef to name only a few. To find a location that works best for you and your budget check out the list of tour operators below.
The Aruba Snorkelinks:
1.De Palm Tours Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure – You haven't seen Aruba until you've viewed it while sailing along the coast on Palm Pleasure, and this four-hour excursion will also bring you to the Island's top snorkeling sites. Catalina Bay, Arashi Reef, and the famous World War II wreck, the Antilla, are a snorkeler's delight. This memorable day of sailing and snorkeling also includes a delicious buffet lunch and open bar. Snorkel equipment and instruction are provided. Palm Pleasure’s Afternoon Delight – This three-hour trip is the perfect way to see two of Aruba's best snorkeling sites at a value price. Journey beyond Aruba's sandy shores to its tranquil, crystalline sea. Snorkel Catalina Bay, brimming with an array of tropical marine life, and see one of the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean, the Antilla, up close. While on deck, partake in our open bar and snack on sandwiches. De Palm Island. Totally Fun. Totally All-Inclusive. The coral reef just off De Palm Island is one of Aruba's most spectacular snorkel sites. There's no easier way to catch a glimpse of the spectacular marine life of the Caribbean, and in particular, the stunning blue parrot fish that are endemic to Aruba. Great snorkeling can be had in both waist-high and deeper waters. All snorkel gear is provided, as well as instruction. Complimentary snorkel tours of the reef are offered twice daily.
2.Jolly Pirates .