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One of the best things about living in Aruba is that I can go snorkeling when I feel like it. I just grab my snorkeling gear and head out to one of my favorite snorkeling spots in Aruba…

During all my years of underwater exploring I’ve found some really beautiful places to snorkel in Aruba.

Some beaches are known for snorkeling between locals and tourist. And other beaches are hidden gems among snorkeling spots in Aruba.

I want to show you 6 (of many other) snorkeling spots in this blog post…

6 Snorkeling Spots in Aruba You Should Visit

How the idea of writing about beaches that are good snorkeling spots in Aruba came about…

I was contacted by the digital content specialist from Aruba Tourism Authority (who is now a good friend of mine) and we came up with the idea to write about some of the most beautiful beaches that are good snorkeling spots in Aruba.

Aruba is small, but the amounts places to snorkel doesn’t disappoint…

The island has more than 6 beaches, so of course the list is incomplete (until I create the ultimate guide for the best snorkeling spots in Aruba).

So to make things easy for you, I chose to snorkel at 6 of the closest beaches to the hotel area (so you can easily find them). The beach in the number 6 spot is the only one that is far from the hotel area, but worth the trip!

My journey started early in the morning as I made my way near the hotel area. You should always come prepared when snorkeling, so I made a quick stop at a Chinese store where I bought bottled waters, snacks to munch on, ice to put in the cooler and a few cold beers for later in the afternoon…

After a short drive I reached my first stop – the beach (Arashi) near the California lighthouse.

Before 3 o’clock in the afternoon I was snorkeling by the last beach on this list.

snorkeling spots in Aruba

Holding a beautiful sea star

I wrote about this snorkeling trip that was featured on Aruba Tourism Authority’s blog (and made and awesome short shore snorkeling video.

Click here to check out the 6 beaches good for snorkeling in Aruba.

Fish Identification Guide

If you like to spot fishes during snorkeling check out my “Fish Identification Guide”.

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Are you looking for the best snorkeling in Aruba? I advise you to check a popular snorkeling spot called Tres Trapi Aruba.

In this post you’re going to:

  • Learn how to find Tres Trapi.
  • See some pictures of Tres Trapi.
  • Learn a few Aruba snorkeling safety tips.

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Tres Trapi Aruba Location

Tres Trapi is located near Malmok Beach after the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Drive to the north side of the island, as if you’re going to the California Lighthouse.

Before you reach Arashi beach you will see a yellow house (picture below).

Tres Trapi is next to this yellow house.

The view from Tres Trapi.

Stairway to get into the beach from Tres Trapi.

Snorkeling at Tres Trapi Aruba Is A Dream Come True

The clear and shallow water makes Tres Trapi an easy place to snorkel in Aruba.

You’re guaranteed to encounter fascinating creatures like angel fish and star fish. And a varied amount of colored tropical fishes swimming in and out of coral reefs. 

If you’re lucky you will have the opportunity to swim besides schools of fishes.

Aruba Snorkeling Safety Tips

Snorkeling is fun. But you should do it safe.

Here are some snorkeling tips: Because we care about your safety we have some snorkeling tips for you.

  • There can be strong currents out in the open water. Don’t snorkel to far out if you’re not a good swimmer. Returning back to shore can be difficult.
  • Put on a long-sleeve shirt to provide protection from accidental scrapes against underwater rocks.
  • Wear snorkeling shoes.
  • Make sure you have a watch so you don’t lose track of time underwater.

These tips will make your snorkeling adventure in Aruba safer and enjoyable.

Don’t forget your underwater camera. Because there’s a lot of sea life you can take pictures of.

Here’s a little secret – There is a bicycle underwater at Tres Trapi.

So, if you like the idea of spending the day exploring the wonders beneath the water’s surface than Tres Trapi is a snorkeling spot you should definitely visit.

The Best Snorkeling Equipment

You’re going to need a snorkeling set that fits you perfectly if you plan to snorkel in Aruba.

So, if you don’t have a snorkeling set yet, should you buy one or rent one?

Well, here in Aruba, the average price for renting a snorkeling set is around $20-30, depending where you rent from (and if you ask for delivery, you need to pay at least $5 extra).

However, buying a new snorkeling set is a better deal. Because they are new and they cost the same (or less) than rentals and you get to use it again on your next vacation.

Here’s a selection of the best reviewed and reasonably priced snorkeling gear on Amazon for your upcoming vacation in Aruba.



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