Palm Beach Divers
Palm Beach Divers
5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Palm Beach Divers Aruba is a locally owned shop that provides unique personalized dive experience & high quality instructed courses. As we are a small dive shop we cater to small groups allowing us to take our time with the divers making their dive experience in Aruba a very safe, fun and memorable one! Palm Beach Divers Aruba owns the newest, fastest customized dive boat on the island. We offer our PADI dive courses in the following languages: Dutch - English - Spanish - Papiamento
Noord, Aruba
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Ed Deuel
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If it were possible to give six stars to these guys, I would do it. Hands down the best dive trips I've experienced to date (after 1.5 years and 40 dives). I bought the 8 tank dive package during the week over New Year's and dove four separate days. Robin and his team (shout-outs to Pauline, Mario and Patricia!) went above and beyond to ensure that we had the most hassle-free dive experience possible. They were safe without being militant/overbearing, very familiar with the sites and local sea life and stored my gear at the shop the entire week so I didn't have to lug it back and forth to the hotel. They also have a new boat and great rental gear from what I could see (I brought and used my own), not to mention arguably the best location on the island to depart from. I highly recommend PBD and will never use anyone else while diving in Aruba (unless they sell out before I can book!).
Written January 6, 2020
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Ken G
Brookline, MA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
My wife and I did 3 dives over 2 days with the Palm Beach crew while staying at a nearby hotel. I sent an email to make the dive arrangements about a month ago, and in what seemed like a few moments Patricia responded with helpful information and convenient dive appointments, even offering to have us picked up at our hotel.
I am a rusty certified diver and my wife is a rusty uncertified diver. Our trusty dive instructors (Robin and Jose) built up our confidence with a brief shallow water safety refresher before our first dive. We boarded the roomy and powerful dive boat driven by pro Captain J to our dive site. The dive sites- 2 sunken ships and a beautiful reef were magical, and Robin and Jose were ever attentive to our safety, and expert at pointing out some of the more fantastic and harder to find sea creatures.
It was a wonderful diving experience and I would wholeheartedly recommend Palm Beach. NO need to look anywhere else!
Written April 7, 2021
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Hi Keng, we appreciate your review. Thank you so much for picking us as your dive shop.
Written May 31, 2021
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Doreen Pace
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I returned from Aruba a month ago and this is long overdue.

I have been diving since 1995 and I have been all over the world. I did my research before picking Palm Divers and I was not disappointed. They were excellent and I highly recommend them. The dive boat was fast and impeccably clean. Robin (dive master and owner) gave special attention and was extremely accomodating. Jay the captain was also great and very friendly always there to help out.

Since the boat was not crowded the week I went Robin even allowed my boyfriend to join to go snorkeling I know this not the norm but made the overall experience that much more enjoyable.

Equipment was top notch and dive sites were spot on to what Robin described and he even tried to find me an octopus but mother nature didnt cooperate. I was especially happy that I chose Palm Divers after seeing other boats going out I knew I had made the right decision.

Patricia was also extremely helpful as I had emailed her many times from the US before traveling to Aruba with questions especially during COVID I was a bit nerouvs. Shewas very expedient in getting back to me and very patient.

Thanks to the entire crew for making my experience fantastic!
When I come back I will definteily be back on your boat.

Have a great rest of the year and stay safe!!

Doreen
Written September 29, 2020
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Mike
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Robin and the crew at PBD offer fantastic service. We made three two-tank boat trips with them in late December 2019. The sites they chose were interesting, with a mix of wreckage, reefs and wildlife. The boat is comfortable. The gear we rented was high quality and worked great.

Robin led our group on all three days, and provided great background on the sites for each of our dives, and good leadership underwater. He even managed to find an octopus hiding in a hole on our second dive.

The whole team is friendly and helpful. We absolutely loved the time we spent with them, and will use them again for sure on our next trip to Aruba.
Written January 3, 2020
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M. Heller
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I went to Palm Beach divers because I had done previous dives with dive master Pauline. I ended up doing three trips and a total of 5 tank dives with them. Robin, the owner, runs a great shop, boat and program. I truly enjoyed each of my dives with Robin and Pauline. They are both great dive masters and I had a fantastic time each time. The equipment I rented was in excellent condition, the dives were run organized and the staff were always aiming to please. The entire staff are courteous, helpful and friendly. The boat is well maintained. Both Robin and Pauline knew the dive sites well and ensured we had the best experience possible. I cannot wait to return and do my next dive.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sean K
United States5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Incredible diving experience with Palm Beach Divers diving the Antilla wreck and Arashi Reef. Shop was well-organized and equipped with rental equipment for all sizes and accommodated our group's request to include non-diving snorkelers and boat riders on board to ensure our family could share in the experience. Stan our captain gave great recommendations for the rest of our time in Aruba and Robin our dive guide made sure the dive experience was enjoyable for all, expertly leading a group that was new to open-water diving, giving helpful pointers between dives, and identifying marine life on the reef for all to enjoy. His attention to detail for each individual's gear and equipment helped to make for an improved dive experience between the two dives. I highly recommend diving with Palm Beach Divers while in Aruba!
Written January 5, 2023
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Luis0352
Brooklyn, NY57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
This was my first time in Aruba and my first time scuba diving. I scheduled the Intro Diving course prior to arriving in Aruba. Scheduling was easy and Patricia was very responsive to questions. Dive instructor Robin was great!! His instructions were easy to understand as he guided me through each step as well as expectations prior to the dive. The Pedernales Dive site was awesome. The site is rich with marine life. Robin led the way guiding me throughout the site. Had such a great time. I am already plotting a return to Aruba as well as another dive with Palm Beach Divers before the end of September!!! I highly recommend Palm Beach Divers!
Written August 25, 2020
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Sue K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
After researching many dive companies in Aruba, I settled on Palm Beach Divers because we had three members in our group who wanted to snorkel instead of dive. My kids who dove saw the Antilles wreck and a coral reef, and lots of fish, eel and even an octopus! Robin expertly led a group with mixed experience in diving, and helped the new divers to feel comfortable. Stan, the captain, took care of the snorkelers and gave lots of tips about Aruba. I was so pleased with Palm Beach Divers and the experience we each had. I highly recommend this dive shop!
Written January 6, 2023
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Massak02
Centerport, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I really enjoyed diving with Robin and his crew, Jose, Jay, Alex and Rose. Patricia in the shop efficiently got me signed up . Being a senior woman. solo diver ( with three joint replacements) it is very important to me to have safe ,helpful and understanding dive masters . My husband and friends don’t dive so I am always alone. Everyone was nice, friendly and accommodating. I knew I was in good hands . Having a pickup at the hotel was a plus as I understand that the dive shops now need special permits to offer transportation. I absolutely loved Robin’s dive briefings which were done at the shop. Interesting and informative and not worrying about gearing up allows concentrating on the dive plan. He always reviewed the dive signals they would be using . The boat was clean ,had a head and dry storage . All the staff were there to assist me both getting into the water and getting back on the boat always willing and with a smile. I felt very safe in the water as each dive master constantly monitored the divers and gave very clear hand signals. I liked that they each wore a different brightly colored tee shirt ,so there was no mistaking who to follow . Simple idea and yet very effective . On a busy site it’s not uncommon to have dive groups from other boats crossing . After the dive,, the staff moves all the gear back to the shop and rinses itWhich is a nice perk. PBD wants you to have fun and enjoy and it truly shows in their attitudes and actions . I felt like a new member of their family. The days I dove with them it was clear that a lot of their customers had been returning for years . Always a great sign . I have close to 600 dives and have dove in many different countries and I think Robin and PBD are excellent and look forward to diving with them next year.
Written March 30, 2022
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viatorisbeatus
Phoenix, AZ13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We did a night dive in Aruba with Palm Beach Divers while on a cruise and we had a great experience!

Booking with Patricia was very easy - she sent me all the information I needed upfront: price, shop location, check in and return time, dive locations, gear, etc. She was also very accommodating with information as our plans evolved and changed.

Our cruise ship was delayed due to a medical emergency, so our plans actually were in flux until the last minute. Palm Beach divers were very acoommodating and willing to work with us as needed, including if we needed to cancel.

We ended up doing the night dive to the Pedernales wreck, and we saw a ton of sea turtles and sleepy fish :) We even saw an octopus on the move! Great dive.

The divemaster was friendly and safe, and they made sure we had full wetsuits with shorties over them in order to not be cold. They provided lights and all the gear, and were really personalized. We dove with our family of 4 and 2 other divers.

At then end of the dive, the owner even drove us back to the cruise ship in his car so we didn't need to take a taxi!

I would definitely dive with Palm Beach divers again if we go back to Aruba!! Great experience!

And just as a bonus, they are located right on a beautiful beach to hang out on before or after your dive :)
Written April 2, 2022
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