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Review of JADS Dive Center

JADS Dive Center
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in San Nicolas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: By working in small groups this allows us the flexibility to adapt to our guests experience a/o needs. Most of our guests are boat diving from our 36' vessel conveniently docked behind the airport.We make scuba diving on your Aruba vacation convenient and enjoyable.Once you arrive at JADS you are more then a guest; you become family. On property: Bar & Grill, rinse area, washrooms...All experience levels are welcomed.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Did a 2 tank dive with JADS.
Both dives were excellent.
The dive staff is very accommodating and caring.
They take care of everything for you: you just need to relax and enjoy the boat ride, the dive, and the sun...

Thank Bloubliu
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

They work well for everyone- experienced and comfortable (my husband) to the nervous novice (me). They have worked with me over a number of trips and this week I found myself facing the surf at baby beach (so worth it) and trying a night dive. Excellent advice on an upgrade to a new mask and fins. Top notch service with big smiles, while always, always keeping safety a priority. We see others returning year after year too!

1  Thank ArubaWedding2012
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

After a couple of shaky experiences at other operations on Aruba, we decided to try JADS. They are a little bit out of town, but come and pick up up with a nice van with fish painted on it. We had two lovely dives with them. It is a very professional operation, and one of the dive masters even speared an invasive, evil lionfish during the dive. We dove at Renaissance Planes and Sponge Reef. Renaissance Planes is a dive through two sunk planes near Renaissance Island. Sponge Reef is a dive on a site with many, many sponges. We were surprised by the size of the fish, so large. Much larger than elsewhere in the Caribbean.

We had such a good experience that we decided to book two more dives, two days later. Unfortunately, we had to cancel because one of us had an asthma attack. And this is where things got difficult. You will see this in other reviews as well. JADS is incredibly difficult when it comes to cancellations. Incredibly difficult. Luckily, we could work out our differences, and we got our money back for the second dive. However, I would not guess that others will be as lucky.

In short: This is a great operation, but do not try to cancel with them.

Thank kbpneacl
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

A nice small shop at Baby Beach. They were planning on opening a shop near Eagle beach.
My wife bought a mask. It leaked and they let her return it for a different style. They were very friendly.

Thank Karl M
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Was looking for a company that we would feel safe and comfortable diving with as we are still new to diving (OW certified in March). I researched and checked out many of the other dive companys but kept coming back to the reviews of JADS. Based on what I read we decided to book with them. From the start everything went very smoothly, we had 3 days of diving and found the reviews to be spot on. Each day started out great with timely pickup and a humorous ride to the marina. The groups were small (4-6), great dive sites, and attentive dive masters who were aware of each persons level of experience. Due to our newness to diving and our excitement we enjoyed our air a little faster than the more experienced divers (and usually this dictates the groups dive time) our dive master,(or if there was a extra guide) would have us start our ascent, do our 3min stop and then have us proceed to the surface for pick up. They would then go back with the group to continue on until the next buddy group met their limit and needed to surface. Once we surfaced and signaled the boat came right along for pick up. Each day went very smoothly and everyone on the boat enjoyed their dive. Everyone at JADS is knowledgable, safety conscious and a lot of fun. We will be returning next year to dive with them again.

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