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Mermaid Dive Center

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Mermaid Divers is a company built by divers, run by divers and dedicated to the serious scuba diver. We over excellent service to our guest. To us you are not just another diver of a group, you're family. All dives are made with on staff...more
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Bubali # 112-J, Noord, Aruba
+297 593 3920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've dived with 5 other companies on the Island and this year I chose Mermaid. Can't say enough good things about them. Carlos and Wendy run a tight ship with plenty of room. they staffed the boat accordingly to the number of divers on board...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank edconhd77
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I did the refresher course and our first dive together with Wendy from Mermaid Dive Center last month. The entire experience from start to finish was top notch. Carlos's attention to detail during the refresher course and gear setup made it clear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kwajtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: Resort Course

We just finished the Resort Course and dive. My daughter has never been diving before and Carlos and Wendy were very attentive. I haven't been diving for many years and Tatiana and Carlos both went above and beyond to try any find my PADI certification...More

Thank Mel177
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, Paul, and I got certified with PADI in our hometown in Ohio just prior to our trip to Aruba and we chose mermaid dive shop when we got here. This weekend was our first set of salt water dives, not to mention our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank toriew1013
Reviewed December 9, 2018

WOW great four tank dive.been diving since early 90`s and this is one dive experience I will cherish for a long time. I can`t tell you the way carlos,wendy,and the rest of the crew took you in and treated you like family. so caring about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce K
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

The four of us had a GREAT experience diving with Mermaid! Carlos picked us up at our hotel and immediately made us feel like family...which is what his dive shop is all about. His wife Wendy made all four dives, over two days, with us....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Escape03368430802
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This was my first Aruba dive experience and I was very happy I chose Carlos at Mermaid. I had an instructor for a specialty Merrel and he went that extra bit to make my dive enjoyable. Carlos even dried my gear at his shop and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fearless54146118907
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We booked a 2 tank dive with Mermaid Dive center on a recommendation and it was fabulous. So good we went back the next day. Carlos and Wendy were awesome!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beth A
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We came down for multiple days of diving. The airlines screwed up our planes so we arrived a day later than planned. These guys helped us rearrange our dive schedule so that we could still get all of our diving in and not miss anything!!!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jarret C
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did five dives with Mermaid. We loved each and every one. We saw a small ship wreck, and lots of reef. Giant moray eel was really cool. We even saw a sea turtle on the last dive. Highly recommended, and we'll...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 12, 2017|
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Response from iflypiper11 | Reviewed this property |
We did not certify with Mermaid as we are already open water certified. We dove three days in a row. Carlos was the dive master for the second and third. The second day we had ten divers. On the third day only four counting... More
December 16, 2016|
Response from eturcol | Reviewed this property |
You can rent equipment there. They have masks that cover your nose with a snorkel attached. The snorkel is optional, if you are certified, I believe. If not, you have to have the snorkel attached.
February 27, 2016|
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Response from Cat W | Reviewed this property |
There is sun protection onboard - but I would still bring sunblock (Im Irish, I always wear sunblock). As far as non-divers, you would have to ask. I could see it being a liability/safety issue to just let someone snorkel... More