Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
02/01/2010 3.63 Boca Catalina Aruba, ABC Islands
Visited Boca Catalina in January. Swam out to the reef area, an easy swim from the beach. Sandy beach area and easy entry. Visibility was good and plenty of tropical fish, some eels and a small sea turtle. Beach was a little crowded but parking by the street was available. No facilities, so bring your own gear, coolers and beach chairs if you have them. We got there between dive boats, so we had the reef area to ourself. 3 dive boats showed up later in the afternoon and it got a little crowded, but we enjoyed our visit to Boca Catalina. I would recommend this for those looking for a snorkel site.
02/01/2010 4.27 Cas Abao Curacao, ABC Islands
Visited Casa Abau in January, and did a one tank dive off the beach. Onsite dive shop very helpful and affordable, good gear to rent. Conditions on the day we were there were excellent, good visiblility, good varity of sea life and coral formations. My wife and I also enjoyed the beach, beach bar for refreshments and a message at the sea side hut afterward. Showers and restroom facilities also available. There is a charge for the shower but is included with the lounge chair rental.