Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
12/04/2004 3.38 Puerto Chiquito Aruba, ABC Islands
This was the site where my wife and I did our 2nd & 3rd open water training dives. No crowds! In fact, we were the only ones there. After finning out a ways there were a couple of crushed coral spots on the bottom at about 20' that the dive operators use as a training site. We saw damsels, butterfly fish, and several stoplight parrotfish there. A little further out and down the slope at 60' we were shadowed by a curious barracuda. We found a good sized green moray hiding in his hole in the coral and were even checked out by a passing spotted eagle ray. This was a very enjoyable site and I would not mind going back to it at some point to explore it further.
12/04/2004 2.60 Mangel Halto Reef Aruba, ABC Islands
The lagoon is a nice easy place to dive with not much to get into trouble with. My wife and I were there on two training dives when we were getting certified. Couple of French angles, stoplight parrotfish, and a few other colorful critters. On our second dive there, our instructor miscalculated the tide and we ran into a much stronger current in the breakout chutes to the open water than was expected.