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Having a good time and a good dive

Thanks for that nice two days of diving. We had a really good time with two very experienced... read more

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Carlos and Wendy are GREAT

Carlos and wendy are great instructors and help. They provide very thorough training and make sure... read more

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Reviewed June 14, 2016

Carlos and Wendy are running a quality dive shop. They are focused on safety. As a new open water diver, they made me feel safe on my first open water dives after certification in the US. Once you hit the boat, the captain Hubert makes you smile, such a nice and happy guy. All three dive masters that I dove with are top notch. They watch out for your well being and also point out things you might miss. I cannot say enough good things about Canicio - great dive leader!! He combines safety with fun. I will use Mermaid in all my future dives in Aruba.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank mrjowens
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

Carlos & Wendy run a great operation with a dedicated & engaging staff. This is a dive operation with character. Most of the things you might read about Carlos in other reviews is true - He & Wendy are committed to running a safe, professional operation, & if divers want to cut corners, go somewhere else.
My wife & I took a refresher course with Wendy, as we hadn't been diving in a while. All of our boat dives were drift dives with Divemasters Canicio & Albert, who were very professional, & pointed out many critters we would never have otherwise seen.
Lionfish have proliferated in the waters of Aruba, for which the Divemasters & sometimes other divers would carry spears. The lionfish would then be either kept to be consumed, or chopped & fed, (spines removed), to lucky eels.
Captain Hubert took care of us well on board the boat, which he operated smoothly, & was helpful with gear.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ross_in_Indy
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Mermaid diving is definitely a great dive shop to go dive with. They go out of their way to make it a good dive experience. I was there last week and it's a slow season so we only had 2 to 3 divers on the boat, but they still went all the way out in the ocean to catch the sub marine so we could hold on to the sub marine, it was an awesome experience. Dive masters and Captain are very experience. My dive gear was taken care of by dive shop every night

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank G2044NZmariac
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Mermaid came very highly recommended by dive friends and they lived up to the hype! From early response to inquiries through my last dive with them I have nothing but praise. Wendy and Carlos were very responsive to questions for a few weeks leading up to my trip to Aruba. I completed my 4 open water dives for certification with Canicio - a very patient instructor. The boat crew was great - Canicio, Merril, and Capt. Hubert. They made certain all divers were excited for the upcoming dives, safe, properly prepped, and ready to have fun.

Definitely bring your underwriter camera: I got to swim/play with a very large devil ray for about 20 minutes and the marine life & coral was stunning. I felt like the little plastic scuba person in an aquarium because of the clarity.

Thank you Mermaid for amazing diving.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is where my husband and I got certified last year. I cannot tell u how satisfied we were with the staff, the equipment and the beautiful dive sites we got to see. I will go see them every time I'm in Aruba!

Date of experience: April 2016
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