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Private Diving

Sabana liber 265, Noord, Aruba
+297 565 6564
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Ranked #17 of 23 Activities in Noord
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Cold Spring, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We dove for five days with Clive of Dive Aruba. We most enjoyed the leisurely pace of the dives that lasted over 50 minutes each. Clive does not take more than 7 divers and we really enjoy diving in small groups - - sometimes only 3 or 4 divers on a dive. We have used some of the other dive... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Hi, I m going on my honeymoon during Thanksgiving. Both my husband and I are beginners so I wanted to try out Private Diving but I am having trouble contacting them. I contacted them on their website and sent a fb message to Ron Huijbers but no response. Anyone has Ron Huijbers email id or contact no or let me... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

My boyfriend and I were just in Aruba over the Christmas holiday and planned to do some diving. I am brand new to the sport and still needed to do my open water checkout dives, while my boyfriend was more experienced and looking for more of an adventure. We found both with Private Diving. I emailed owner Ron Huijbers before... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

We (2) are cruise ship passengers that have visited Aruba twice now and are planning a third cuise. Each time I have contacted Ron Huijbers with Private-Diving.com in Aruba via email in order to reserve a dive he has been very responsive and the reservation process has been flawless. Ron has met us at the gates at the pier and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Like to thank the crew for an awesome day of diving. The captain ron was very nice as well as the rest of the crew (sorry don't remenber everyone's names). They took us on 2 incredible dives. As an expert scuba diver that I'm , I was very pleased with the equipment, boat and guides. If I'm ever back, I'll... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

We dove with Private Diving in Mar/2010. We dove with Ron (boat captain), and Camille (dive master). I am HIGHLY experienced, and was also very rusty - no dives in the past 7 yrs. So, I chose private diving to have a boat to myself, and the guarantee of a divemaster as my buddy. That way, I'd have an experienced... More 

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Phila, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

My two sons (in their early 20's) and I decided to to take scuba lessons for our Open Water Dive certification. None of us had ever scuba dived before. After careful research and calling around in advance, we booked our instruction with Ron of Private Diving. He and Martin were so incredibly professional, friendly and patient that we breezed through... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

Three dives over two days with Jeffrey and Diamond (sp?). Good equipment. Good dives. Good Dive Masters. My wife and I both felt taken care of. For conversation, it would probably be better if we knew dutch. For diving, I would use them again. I would recommend to a friend.

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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Ron and his crew are great. I have been diving for many years and my kids are finally old enough to dive. We went with Jeff from privite diving and it ws great . Just Jeff the instructor myself and my 2 kids. It was a great experence and perfect for first time divers. I have used other dive shops... More 

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Washington, DC
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

I was debating if I wanted to get certified and had shopped around for the right dive shop. When I called Ron at Private Diving, he was so cool about everything and instead of selling me a package, he suggested I take a resort dive course first, see if I like them before I commit to a certification course. I... More 

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