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Best snorkeling in Aruba

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My son is going to Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club on my AC in November. He wants to find the best beach for snorkeling. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Baby beach has great snorkling if you do want snorkling right off the beach. We saw a lot of big fish there and you only need to swim out very short distance.
 

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We just got back from the Marriott. The Antilla shipwreck was great for snorkeling. You can go out there with the Jolly Pirates" boat. We used one of the water sports tents just past the Marriott hotel and rented a small private boat for 7 of us.
 

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Public Bus to snorkle spot

A few years ago, staying at the Ocean Club, we took the public bus all over the place, including snorkle spots. Take the bus to the end of the road by the shipwreck and there is easy beach access - clear water and fantastic fish to see! Aruba is a lot of fun, some great snorkeling, restaurants and relaxation ....
Looking forward to our next trip - it is a long trip from California - so Ko Olina is our next stop in two months for Lei Day!
 

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Thanks you for those snorkeling tips.

I guess there won't be snorkeling right off the Ocean Club. Too bad. Does the Marriott have a list of places to go and how to get there? The idea of taking the public bus will appeal to my son, as he'd like to stay away from the "tourist" areas if possible.

Did all of you bring your own snorkeling equipment with you?
 

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If your son walks 100 yards down the beach towards the Marriott hotel, which is adjacent to the Ocean Club, he can head out with the water sports rental guys for $35 per person. He will leave right from the beach. The price includes the equipment, snacks and cocktails!
 

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Many of the snorkeling spots are right up the road from the Ocean Club. It would be no problem taking the bus there. They are very easy to find.

We use our own equipment. I think it's better to if you plan on snorkeling a lot.
 

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Thanks again for the input.

How long is the snorkeling session, if you go with the rental guys for $35?
 

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Our snorkel time was 2 1/2 hours. I think the Jolly Pirates was roughly the same cost and time. We had a 18-20 foot boat and Captain for 7 of us for $190. He stopped in three different spots.
 
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