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Jesse McGee Thu - Jun 12, 2014
Enjoyed diving the Antilla and Arashi Beach with DiveVersity. Small group was more relaxed than other large parties. Location was convenient to the Marriott.
Peter boogaard Sun - Feb 16, 2014
Marcel,

This year we will be having vacation again in Aruba. I am looking forward to again dive with you and your excellent crew. We will arrive mid july and stay again at the excellent La Cabana resort at the Eagle beach. Looking forward again.... Peter Boogaard
Bryan & James McCormack Wed - Jan 08, 2014
My son and I dive with diversity every time we go to aruba and we are never disappointed. Top notch dive operator! You will not find a friendlier shop on the island. We are looking forward to our next trip... Only 9 days to go! Thank you To Marcel and all the crew
John B Redman Jr Thu - Oct 17, 2013

Hello Marcel, we are coming back May 22,2014
Staying at the Surf Club. Get ready as we really, really love your new dive boat. afa, Jack & Cindy
Hank & Beth Mon - Sep 09, 2013
The crew at Diveversity were fantastic. We have been scuba diving in many wonderful areas of the world and the dive company chosen can make a big difference. This time my husband dove and I didn't, but they were nice enough to let me tag along and do some snorkeling. We could not have chosen a better group. Smaller boat, personable captain and dive master, and good diving. Thanks for everything!

Rachel & Matt Fri - Sep 06, 2013
We dove with them 3 days for 5 dives and the hospitality was great at Diversity! Small groups which is perfect and Marcel and the crew prefer it that way. We did the Antilla, Star Gerran, Arashi Reef, Debbie ii and Perdernales and they were all great. We were the first divers in the water at all dive sites so that was awesome. great people! Don't pay those big company's to take you along with 10 others...get the personal experience from the locals at Divesity!
Rachel Fri - Sep 06, 2013
We dove with them 3 days for 5 dives and the hospitality was great at Diversity! Small groups which is perfect and Marcel and the crew prefer it that way. We did the Antilla, Star Gerran, Arashi Reef, Debbie ii and Perdernales and they were all great. We were the first divers in the water at all dive sites so that was awesome. great people! Don't pay those big company's to take you along with 10 others...get the personal experience from the locals at Divesity!
Ross Irvine Tue - Mar 26, 2013
The best thing I can say about Marcel and Diversity is that we will be returning next year for our fourth consecutive year. The service and diving are outstanding. Did four dives on the Antilla and Marcel and this staff made each one different. Who new that was possible? Also did some other wrecks and a reef. The shop has been fixed up and looks great! Looking forward to the new boat. Marcel did an outstanding job introducing our grandson to diving. Thanks!
Bruce Arnold Sat - Mar 09, 2013
Just returned from a trip to Aruba and had the pleasure of diving with Marcel and Ludwig. It was a great experience and the small group allowed for individual attention. Being a novice diver I really appreciated the help and direction. I can't recommend them enough. Great people and a good organization.
Chris Carstens Tue - Jan 08, 2013
My friend and I did 3 days of diving with Marcel and crew over the Christmas holidays. Liked the 3-4 divers max on the boat. Relaxed atmosphere and a good location for the dive shop. My wife had nervousness about diving and Marcel took a lot of extra time to make her feel comfortable. Will be better when the new boat arrives.
Ross Irvine Fri - Oct 26, 2012
Marcel: Did you get the Canadian flag we sent to you some time back? If not, we'll send another one.
Chris P. Mon - Oct 01, 2012
These guys rock. Love the small group and relaxed diving. Super fun crew. Thanks Natasha and Marcel!! Dive here, be happy.
Wm Chad Hayes Sat - Aug 18, 2012
Some of the best guys for the best times, have been diving with them from my first dive and nearly 30 more... We will be going again Thanksgiving 2012 can't wait!
Ab Tue - Jul 24, 2012
Back in Holland, thinking about the diving adventures with Diveversity. It was great, small boat and a lot of personal attention en advices from Marcel and Natasha. First day diving with 2 other guys and second day a private boat! The dive to the Antilla was my first serious outwater dive, it was great!
If you wanna dive at Aruba, Diveversity is the best choice.
Mike Stephenson Fri - Jun 29, 2012
Just retruned from my second two-tank dive with these guys and I have to say they were great-again. They were great in 2009 and great now. Small boat, small group, lots of crew to pilot the boat, lead the dive and provide drinks, friut and sandwiches. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Both divermasters I dove with (Natasha and Yordell aka Cuab Libra) provided great briefings, safety instructions and pointed out things we would have missed without them. The skipper of the boat saved a dive for me when my computer went crazy on descent. I got back in the boat and sta there while he got another reg rigged, swapped out and then he escorted me back to the group-now that's service.
Ross Irvine Wed - Jun 13, 2012
This is the second year I've dove with Diveversity. I liked them a lot the first time and even more the second. Despite adverse and difficult situations, Marcel and his team went to extremes to keep his customers happy and diving. They succeeded! Dive briefings and safety were top notch. Highly recommended!!!
Kyle Moncrief Sun - Jun 10, 2012
I just want send a big thank you again for a great trip to Aruba. I will never forget the great time I had diving with Marcel and Natasha! Diveversity is by far the best DO I have ever had the opportunity to dive with. I am already getting a group up for another trip to the island and more great dives with y'all!
Kyle Moncrief Sun - Jun 10, 2012
I just want send a big thank you again for a great trip to Aruba. I will never forget the great time I had diving with Marcel and Natasha! Diveversity is by far the best DO I have ever had the opportunity to dive with. I am already getting a group up for another trip to the island and more great dives with y'all!
Alec and Melody Sat - Jun 02, 2012
Many thanks to Marcel and Natasha for a great diving experience on our first trip to Aruba! You made us feel so welcome at your shop. You guys gave us a great diving experience, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone! If you are looking for a great dive shop in Aruba, choose Diveversity...you won't regret it! Thanks again guys for being the highlight of our trip!
Dan Murphy Sun - May 13, 2012
Hey Guys ! Hope everyone in well. I'll be back in Aruba for five weeks in mid October and six weeks in mid Feb 13.

Look forward to diving with you all

Dan Murphy
Retired Full Time
Mark Howard Fri - May 11, 2012
Today I just had my last of 10 dives this week with Marcel and the gang (big shout outs to Natasha, AJ and Erwin - you too, Brom) and can't say enough good things about the experience. The people at Diveversity Aruba love diving, and they love sharing it. I came as a single diver and never felt like I was missing a dive buddy. This was hands down the best experience I have had since I used to travel a lot on power-diving trips in the 90s with my original instructor. Even though there are a lot of other dive trips that I should do in different places, I'm confident I'll be back to Diveversity Aruba because of the 5 star people that make all the difference. And as Marcel says when the wireless credit card machine isn't working: "Relax - It's Aruba."
Rick DeLoach Mon - Apr 09, 2012
April 9, 2012

I just returned from a week in Aruba. While visiting this most friendly country I completed my Open Water certification at Diversity.

Marcel and his crew were the most friendly, helpful and professional during all aspects of the course. I would recommend them to all ages as well.

I am 59 this year and my dive buddy was 18. Diving "is" really for all ages.

See ya below the water line!

Rick
Tom Sun - Apr 08, 2012
I took a 2 tank morning dive last week with Natasha as my divemaster and Marcel on the boat. Had a great morning. These guys are professional and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and to enjoy your dives. Natasha made sure to point out different marine life throughout the dives. This is my second year diving with them and I highly recommend using their shop. It's very easy to get to from the Marriott facilities.
Guido Habers Fri - Apr 06, 2012
Four Days of diving with Marcel,Mike, Tijmen en Natascha were absolutely perfect. Relaxed atmosphere, good diving spots.I can recommend anyone go diving with Diversity.

thanks à lot for everything
Guido and Bart
marc Sun - Feb 12, 2012
he marcel, mike en thijmen. probeer deze zomer langs te komen. het is wel druk met werken. in maart naar noorwegen en daarna druk met opwerken.
verder alles ok.
JOhn Boudreau Mon - Jan 16, 2012
Hiya guys,

How are things on the happy island? Just a quick note to say thanks for the great dives when we were there just before Christmas. Staying at the Surf Club and getting in 10 dives worked out extremely well for me. All the crew was great. Natasha, Diamond, Mike and of coarse Marcel thanks for everything and hang onto that Canadian cooler. I might need it next time we're down not this year but maybe next. PS Natasha, I don't think we got the shark picture yet. Can you please resend if you sent it already. Thanks,

John
Chris Thu - Oct 20, 2011
As a novice diver (less than 10 dives), I was looking for personal attention and utmost concern for safety. Eloi, my divemaster, quickly alleviated my concerns. Participated in my first shore dive and dove to around 75'. He continually checked to make sure I was ok and pointed out eels while at depth. The coffee was an added bonus. Looking forward to finishing my amazing trip to Aruba---and 2 more dives with DIVEVERSITY!!!
Jan & Daryn Sat - Oct 08, 2011
Thanks crew! Had some great dives- especially the big green Moray on Harbor Reef!
jesse d Wed - Oct 05, 2011
Highly recommend this dive shop!
My girlfriend and I are novice divers and had a fantastic week diving with this crew. Marcel was very accomodating and the team was very professional. We had a great time and always felt safe. Loved the fact that they come to your hotel to pick you up and drop you off after the dive. The coffee was an added benefit. We will be back for sure!
Fred Gardiner Sun - Aug 14, 2011
Second year, better than the first that was great. Already booked next year. If its good enough for the Dutch Marines, its good enough for me.

Semper Fi,
Fred
Grant Mon - Jul 11, 2011
I have been diving Aruba for years and have done it with four different operators. These guys are the best. All their gear is like new, and every dive with a tiny group. They have a killer compressor that is serviced often. It was by far the cleanest air i have ever blown bubbles with. I never realized how dirty everybody's air was till i dove with these guys. I will be diving with them again to be sure. My only complaint is that i fell in love with that Dutch coffee and can't find it in the states. Thanks again Mike. I will see you all soon.
Dwayne A Gleason Tue - Jun 28, 2011
Just checking to see if you have sent Randy Neal and my Divers Cert yet ? We had a great time, thanks. Looking forward to diving again next year.
Sergio e Camille Sat - Jun 18, 2011
Gostaríamos de agradecer ao Elói pelo grande presente de ´lua-de-mel que nos deu. O mergulho que fizemos em Aruba nos navios afundados jamais será esquecido. O seu profissionalismo e atenção nos deixou muito à vontade.
Grande abraço e até a próxima

Sergio e Camille (Brasil)
Harry D Tue - May 24, 2011
M wife and I have over two hunderd dives each. We know good dive shops and operatore. Nobody beat Diveversity in Aruba, Marcel and his crew are the best, Great dives, excellent dive overation, fantastic team. Thank you.
Stefanie & Niek Sun - Mar 27, 2011
Joehoee inmiddels weer terug in Nederland, gelukkig lag er een bewijs van ons duikbrevet al op ons te wachten! Super bedankt voor de geweldige duiken, en sorry voor de vele vragen van Marleen ;) Bedankt Jeffrey!

Groetjes, Marleen, Stefanie en Niek


Rich Mon - Mar 21, 2011
Superb diving with everyone and looking forward to more in November. Always bring a camera to Arashi!!
Laura Sat - Mar 12, 2011
I went diving in October 2010. I was a new diver with only a handful of dives under my belt. The crew at Diveversity was the best crew I could have hoped for. They went out of their way to make sure I felt comfortable around everyone. While diving they made sure I was comfortable with the equipment and procedures. They also gave me a bit of history about each dive site. They were more than happy to give me dive tips to improve my diving experience. I would HIGHLY recommend Diveversity and will definately be seeing them again in 2011.

Thanks for such a great experience! can't wait to dive with you again.

Laura
Otto Smit Fri - Mar 04, 2011
Met een doorstart op Curacao en ruim 3,5 uur vertraging toch goed geland op Schiphol. Gelukkig is een deel van de Arubaanse zon meegekomen, dus zo erg is het hier nu ook weer niet....
Koos heeft gisteravond meteen zijn (tijdelijke) diploma aan iedereen in de kroeg laten zien! En trots vertellen over zijn tweede echte duik met al het marinelife bij Arashi. Dus hij helemaal het mannetje....
Dank voor de gezellige duiken op de diverse locaties. Heb weer genoeg gezien en meegemaakt onderwater. Vooral de manta bij Palm Slope was natuurlijk een toppertje!!! Volgende keer graag ook de whaleshark nog en dan ben ik weer tevreden....
Tijmen, Jeff & Marcel dank voor de gezelligheid de afgelopen 3 weken. Tot de volgende keer! En doe nog even de groeten aan Marleen van me.

Otto

PS. ohja.... Mike, gozer, was weer top aan boord en onder water.... Volgende biertje is van mij.
Matt Ashmore Sat - Feb 19, 2011
To all at DiveVersity Aruba,

I wanted to send a “thank you” for a spectacular dive experience in Aruba and the most enjoyable diving that I have ever done.

I visit Aruba every other year, and in August of 2010 I decided to squeeze in a few dives while on vacation. I had researched all of the dive shops on the island, and DiveVersity consistently appears as one of the top-rated shops. After meeting Marcel, what originally was a plan for one or two pleasure dives turned into a full Advanced Open Water certification, and I could not have chosen a better outfit or crew with whom to obtain my AOW.

My instructor was Eli, and calling his service “personalized” was an understatement. Most of our dives were one-on-one—just me and Eli on the boat. When Marcel would get jealous of the fun we were having, he would tag along. I admit that I felt a bit guilty being the only one on the boat, but for them it was normal operating procedure. It is very difficult to find such personal service in the Caribbean. I was treated like family, and as soon as Marcel learned I was a coffee addict, he was sure to have a hot cup ready every time I showed up at the shop. The boat was a walk across the beach from the shop, and the crew allowed me to keep my gear at the shop for my entire stay in Aruba.

The entire crew has a fantastic sense of humor, and we spent much time cracking jokes, which made the fact that I was taking a course much more tolerable. Their sense of humor never comes at the expense of safety, however; the equipment was well cared for, and I noticed that Eli kept a close eye on me during our first few dives to get a feel for my comfort and skill level. Once he was content, he allowed me to dive to my skill level, which allowed me to maximize my enjoyment on every dive.

The staff at DiveVersity is wonderfully flexible; Marcel was content to send me out on a one-on-one dive, and he was just as content to accommodate my sister-in-law and her friend on short notice for a night dive on the Pedernales, which was spectacular.

I cannot say enough good things about DiveVersity. Rest assured I will be diving with them when I return to Aruba. To Marcel, Eli, Jeffrey, and the entire crew: thank you; and to those considering booking a dive—or several—through DiveVersity, you will not regret the choice!
marc Fri - Feb 18, 2011
alles gaat goed. een beetje koud. verder ok.
probeer zo snel mogelijk te komen. als ik kan duiken natuurlijk.
groeten
Marcel Tue - Feb 15, 2011
He Marc,
Leuk om weer van je te horen. Alles goed in Nederland met je? Kom snel weer langs, we missen je op de shop!
valtrex Mon - Feb 14, 2011
Best site
marc Fri - Feb 11, 2011
mike, marcel, jeffrey, thijmen, marleen?
de goeten vanuit een koud, winderig maar ook wel mooi texel. muts op, regen in je gezicht en varen bij windkracht 8/9 is best mooi.
toch mis ik het duiken, en de carribean rum store.
groeten
marc
Rob Hendrix Wed - Jan 26, 2011
hallo luitjes op het happy island
26-01-2011
na 8 dagen op het mooie en warme aruba zijn we weer terug in de werkelijkheid.... nederland, koud en nat brrr
al heb ik maar 4 keer gedoken het was weer schitterend
vooral de laatste duik op zondag morgen, ik was de enige dus een prive duik geweldig zo relaxt dat was
dus voor de hele crew bedankt voor de mooie duiken en de goede begeleiding
mochten we nog een keer naar aruba komen, zullen we zeker weer van jullie diensten gebruik maken
groetjes vanuit het koude nederland
Rob Hendrix
sara Fri - Jan 21, 2011
i did a private dive with diveversity and it was great!!!!!!!!!!
had my own crew with me they were both instuctor and gave me the extra information to become a better diver thank you guys for that.
will be back for sure to dive with diveversity

extra thanks for tijmen
jessica Fri - Jan 21, 2011
We really would like to thank you all for the great dives! We had a lot of fun!The crew is very professional and make you feel comfortable in the water. We hope to come back soon to experience some more spectaculair dives!

See you soon!!!
Ton, Yvonne en Kim Ottenbros Tue - Jan 18, 2011
Hallo Jeffrey en de anderen!
We hebben enorm genoten op Aruba en leuke duiken gemaakt naar oa Arashi reef en Antilla Wreck. Jammer dat de foto´s niet meer beschikbaar zijn die onderwater genomen zijn!
Misschien n idee voor n volgende keer? We hadden graag de dvd willen kopen!
Bedankt dat je Kim zo goed les gegeven hebt, waardoor ze nu ook over haar duikbrevet beschikt! Vandaag (18 januari) is ze thuisgekomen na 10 weken stage gelopen te hebben op Aruba.
We kijken er met plezier op terug en genieten nog na van de duiken!
Groetjes Ton en Yvonne
ROBERT DEMBLING Thu - Dec 30, 2010
12/18/2010- from my initial contact with Mike, before my first dive, until my last everyone at Diveversity, made my diving experiences the nicest they could be. I have been Certified since 1989 and have over 100 dives, this is one of the finest Dive Shops anywhere. I look forward to diving with my new friends next year.
Robert Dembling
Fabiane Tambara Sun - Nov 21, 2010
Olá,
estivemos ai em julho de 2010 e fizemos o curso de mergulho, mas até agora não chegou a carteirinha, gostaríamos de saber se tem alguma previsão de entrega. Abraços a todos
Fabiane e Áureo Loreto
paul Sun - Nov 07, 2010
Mannen van de beste en fijnste duikschool van Aruba, bedankt !

En Ron, we waren nog in confessions, we hebben je soepele heupen helaas niet zien bewegen, als je in de buurt ben je van harte welkom, adios !
Malcolm Maweer Tue - Nov 02, 2010
I did a 12 dive package with Diversity during the last ten days and upgraded my certification to advanced open water. The whole experience was really positive. The dives were excellent, with helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and the boats and equipment were well maintained. We did a variety of dives - wrecks, reefs and drift dives in locations with lots to see. Look for the big green morays, the occasional big octopus and a huge crab that we spotted on the last dive. All around a great experience. Thanks to all of you and especially to Marcel for the friendship and great coffee.
Wesley shaw Fri - Oct 29, 2010
Hey!!!

i have done most of my dive training with diveversity aruba and just finished my dive master with them! i had a lot of fun doing it! all the instructors are always up for a laugh and make diving serious fun. see u guys again in june!

thanks lads!

wesley shaw
Talita Mon - Oct 25, 2010
Oi Eloi....
Estou passando aqui para registrar que essa foi uma das melhores experiências das nossas vidas.
Obrigada pela atenção que nos deu fora e debaixo d`agua.
Foi maravilhoso mergulhar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abraços
Talita e Ed - São Paulo - Brasil
Gihad Sun - Oct 24, 2010
E ae Eloiiiii..............

Valeu brother pelo mergulho!!!!!!!!! Foi showwwwwwww....


Abraçãoooo


Gihad - São Paulo
Gihad Sun - Oct 24, 2010
E aí Eloi...............
Valeu pela grande experiência do Scuba diving.............foi muito bom mesmo!!!!!!!! Não vejo a hora de poder mergulhar novamente......................


Abração!!!!!


Gihad - São Paulo - Brazil
Linda Mon - Oct 11, 2010
Diving with diveversity.... there is'nt any better!!!!!
You guy's are great!
Eloi Thu - Sep 23, 2010
Hi Eloi,
I would like to thank you for the great dives I had in you company. I consider I was lucky when I found you and all Diversity staff in Aruba. I am planning to return next year, and I hope to see you again as my Lead Diver and friend in Aruba.

Best wishes,
Paulo - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Erico Cardoso Tue - Sep 21, 2010
Dear Eloi and Marcel,
I would like to use this space to say thank you for the extraordinary experience in Aruba. All the instructors are friendly and careful.
I will remember these days forever and I always tell to all my good friends in Brasil about your excellent service. I hope to return soon.
Kind regards,
Erico
Rita and Rich Levy Mon - Sep 20, 2010
Spent the past two weeks diving with Diveversity and had a fantastic time.

Thanks again to Mike for you professionalism and calming influence with the less experienced divers. It's obvious you love diving and bring that feeling to other divers.

Thanks to Marcel ,Thomas, Jeffery and Eloi, you run a great shop. We look foward to coming back sooner than later.

Rita and Rich Levy

Vinny Bedus Sun - Aug 29, 2010
All,
I just wanted to say thank you for the great time. We just got back this weekend and I had a great time diving with you guys. I haven't experienced another dive shop like yours anywhere else. You guys are truly the best.
Keep up the great work and see you next year.
Matthijs Sun - Aug 22, 2010
Mannen uit Amsterdam (en ook Tijmen uit Den Haag), dank voor de goede lessen in een prettige sfeer.

Wie weet tot ziens!

Matthijs

p.s. beste duikschool is dan misschien wel waar, maar Senseo is echt niet de beste koffie op het eiland!;-)
ben Fri - Aug 20, 2010
Geweldige duiken gemaakt bij de jongens van diveversity aruba!! Je voelt je er echt welkom en alles gaat om het hebben van een leuke tijd en de senseo koffie maakt je wakker! Bedankt voor de mooie duiken.

Ben
Valerie and Patrick Kelly Wed - Aug 04, 2010
Hi guys!
We just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for how wonderful you were during our honeymoon last week! After doing a lot of browsing online of many different dive companies in Aruba, yours was the ONLY one that had no negative comments. Now we know why! :)

Originally, we had signed up for the honeymoon dive. After that dive, we signed up for 4 more dives over 2 days! The honeymoon dive exceeded our expectations. It was just the two of us, along with Jeffrey and Mike and it was fantastic! The other 4 dives were equally as amazing and we couldn't have been more happy.

Another thing we loved about your dive shop was that even on the days where we weren't diving, we could come over, have a cup of coffee and hang out. We feel as though we were welcomed as friends right away.

Thank you so much for helping to make our honeymoon so spectacular. We can't wait to come back!

-Valerie and Patrick Kelly from Denver, Colorado
Peter Boogaard Mon - Aug 02, 2010
To Marcel, Mike, Jeff and all others at Aruba Diveversity. I thank you for the great time. The customer focused approach by Marcel and his team is outstanding. The location of the facility superb! I have been at other facilities in Aruba. For me it is an "easy" decision to recommend Marcel and his team at Diveversity in Aruba.
Gustavo Gomes Mon - Jul 26, 2010
Prezados Eloi e Marcelo e toda turma,
Foi uma experiência fantástica o período do curso de mergulho.....Toda equipe é fantástica a atenção e o cuidado com todos, foi demais......Espero poder retornar novamente mergulhar com toda equipe. Forte abraço....
E sucesso nos negócios....
John Johnson Sun - Jul 25, 2010
Wow! Diveversity was one of the highlights of our Aruba trip. I researched dive shops before we arrived and after reading posts and speaking with Marcel I chose Diversity.

My wife and I were attained our PADI Open Water certifications and very personalized instruction. Diamond was our dive instructor and he did and excellent job working with each of us at our own pace and comfort level.

We were picked up and dropped off from our resort promtly each dive day and learned a lot about Aruba and the Diveversity operation while in transit. It was a rich experience.

The equipment was newer and the operation was first class. I highly reccommend Diveversity Aruba and their fantastic team of dive professionals. We will definately lookup Marcel and the gang on our next trip to Aruba.

To Marcel and Diamond, thanks for the wonderful personalized experience and the nice touch on our anniversary! It was a special moment that we will never forget.


Marcel Sun - Jul 25, 2010

Hello,

I had a perfect time at your diving school.
Thanks a lot.

Regrads M.
Barry Gregg Wed - Jul 21, 2010
Dealing with dive shops in Aruba, and probably all over the caribbean can be a bit illusive if you're not used to how they do business, or used to the casual way they do business. It's hard to tell if you can trust them or not. It was an experience. All-in-all, Marcel is the owner of the dive shop and can be trusted to live up to his word. He did what he told me he would do, and that is very important to me. He has good people that work for him. Jeffery is one that stood out to me as having a very good abilit to deal with and interact with the customer.

I did all but one dive with this shop. I did one dive with another company, because DiveVersity didn't have anything at the time and I also really just wanted to experience another dive shop wihle in Aruba. Out of the two (Diveversity and Fly 'N Dive), Diveversity was much better - newer equipment and much better management.

At the end of the day, I would use this dive shop/Marcel again if I go back to Aruba and would recommend others using this dive shop, especially over the really large dive shops.

I liked my night dive the best, but night dives are the hardest to plan with the shops. They need enough people to go out and so, they don't do that many over a week. Be aware, with some dive shops they'll cancel if they have too many people cancel. I didn't run into this problem with DiveVersity, but I heard it happens a lot.

One note: Be prepared to not dive any longer than about 45 minutes and less at times depending on the situation. This means you will surface with maybe ~ 1000 psi left in your tank. In my case, given my special family situation, I understood and when Marcel explained why, due to the business of it all and the need to get back in time for the next dive, I understood. I was also diving with non-certified family members for many of the dives, so it wasn't as much of a problem to me. However, if I was diving without my family, I would have probably wanted to dive with only certified divers and wanted the abiliy to use more of the air in my tank before surfacing. If this is a concern to you, I'd suggest talking to the dive shop about their practices, who they have on any particular dive, how long they plan on staying down, etc. so you're not disappointed.

I think it takes some experience diving in the Caribbean and dealing with the various types of dive shops and owners before it will be easy. I know that it would be easier for me next time. I'd know what to expect, what questions to ask, etc. It really is different than dealing with the dives shops in the USA.

Again, I would recommend doing business with Marcel, and I'd recommend calling and talking to him before you arrive. Ask your questions, plan as best as you can, but then be prepared to be flexible, because something is going to change.

Lastly, I'm not easy going or casual about much in my life. I like things very well organized and live in a busy environment on the East coast of the USA. That said, I would suggest using DiveVersity/Marcel. Ask questions, make sure you're going to get what you want. He'll be honest with you. If you're not going to get what you want, I'd suggest trying another dive shop, but be careful. Some of them don't live up to their word.

Good luck to all.

To Marcel, Jeffrey and everyone else: thank you for a great experience diving in Aruba. I had a lot of fun, I enjoyed seeing my family experience diving, and I learned a lot about caribbean diving - a entirely different world then diving in the Atlantic Ocean.

Jerry Turner Fri - Jul 16, 2010
Most awesome operator. Marcel knows the true value of serving the customer. His staff is more than experienced, competent and service oriented. In particular, Tijmem AKA: Diamond and Marleen are excellent underwater guides and strove to meet my wishes at every turn. I took this first dive trip with my son and so we went with the private boat. We both gained important and valuable experience with their attention to detail. Thanks to you all !!!!
Martijn&Suzan Fri - Jul 16, 2010
Net terug van een superweek in Aruba, en ik wil hier meteen vermelden dat Diveversity zeker voor de mooiste dag heeft gezorgd! Mijn vriend vond de duik bij de Antilla fantastisch terwijl ik vooral van de schilpadden onder de indruk was.Bij Diveversity hangt een heel ontspannen sfeer, (lekkere) koffie wordt er genoeg geserveerd terwijl je de crew beter leert kennen. Ze nemen de tijd om de duiker te leren kennen, passen zich daaraan aan en zorgen ervoor dat je met een goed gevoel in het diepe duikt!
Arjan de Jonge Mon - Jun 28, 2010
Geweldige week gehad in Aruba, gelijk maar mijn eerste brevet gehaald bij Diveversity.
Prachtig water om te duiken, ging geweldig. Goede uitleg gehad van Thijmen. Tnx daarvoor.
Leuke duikschool met geweldige mensen.

Arjan.
Kendra R Thu - Jun 24, 2010
I had an awesome time!!! Would love to come again!
Jen W Thu - Jun 24, 2010
Wonderful fun! Great instructors......we'll be back!
Erica Rosenberg Sun - May 23, 2010
We just got back from our trip to Aruba, and Diversity saved the day. After our booked private dive company didn't pick us up, you set us up that day for a refresher and next day two tank dives. You guys were great, and even gave us a CD of pics from our dive after my camera malfunctioned under water. We will be back and have already recommended to divers we met at the surf club and will recommend you guys to our local dive shop. Thanks for making this the highlight of our trip to Aruba!
Mark Dorfman Wed - May 19, 2010
I’ve been diving in Aruba for over 10 years, (going to Aruba for a lot longer). I have used many of the local dive operators over those years, . Luckily, I’ve been diving with the same people for the last few years; they have a new name but basically the same crew. DiveVersity, located between the Holiday Inn and the Marriott Surf Club, right behind Moomba Beach. The dive crew is same, Tyman, Jeffrey and Mike, they worked previously for Private Diving and they are GREAT. The owner, Marcel is very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and attentive to your needs. Marcel encourages you to stop by the dive shop, whether you’re diving that day or not, have a great cup of coffee and conversation. They now have 2 dive boats, 1 larger custom built that usually will make the trip south and accommodates 10 easily, while the smaller one stays closer and accommodates 4-6 divers. DiveVersity will usually take the divers wherever they want to dive. Their equipment, if you need to rent, is brand new and top of the line. They also offer hotel pick up service. I predict that DiveVersity will become one of the busiest dive shops on the island.
Maura Tue - Apr 27, 2010
I am a fairly timid diver and had planned on just snorkeling during our trip. Jerry convinced me otherwise, promising to stick by me and make sure the dive went well. He kept his promise, was extraordinarily patient, and the experience was fantastic. Add to that the good conversation and the laughs on the boat. The four DC girls had a blast. Huge thanks.

Maura
Roger Otis Sun - Apr 18, 2010
Enjoyed diving with Diveversity very much. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. I dove during February and March with my Island Friend Dave Witt.
Thanks again for good diving.

Roger Otis
Dan Doyle Sun - Apr 11, 2010
My family and I have been diving with Diversity (formerly Private Diving) for the past three years. They cerified us in open water, advanced, Rescue, and most recently allowed me to finish several requirements for Divemaster and Assistant Instructo under the PADI regimen. Each time we return to Aruba, I am more impressed with the progress they are making from the new boats (awesome), the new transportation vehicles, the new dive shop, the morning coffee, and the great equipment (you will not find better on the Island) and the warm hospitality. If you are interested in dive training, there is no better crew to learn with: you will learn what is necessary and appropriate in a very caring and empathetic environment. Or if you just want to dive, let them know where you want to go and what you want to do and it will be done--it really is that simple. To sum it up, if you are going to Aruba to dive for fun or to learn, you need look no further than Diversity: Marcell, Jeffrey, Tijmen, and Michael will make sure of it!
Mark Tue - Mar 23, 2010
I’ve been diving in Aruba for over 10 years, (going to Aruba for a lot longer). I have used many of the local dive operators over those years, . Luckily, I’ve been diving with the same people for the last few years; they have a new name but basically the same crew. DiveVersity, located between the Holiday Inn and the Marriott Surf Club, right behind Moomba Beach. The dive crew is same, Tyman, Jeffrey and Mike, they worked previously for Private Diving and they are GREAT. The owner, Marcel is very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and attentive to your needs. Marcel encourages you to stop by the dive shop, whether you’re diving that day or not, have a great cup of coffee and conversation. They now have 2 dive boats, 1 larger custom built that usually will make the trip south and accommodates 10 easily, while the smaller one stays closer and accommodates 4-6 divers. DiveVersity will usually take the divers wherever they want to dive. Their equipment, if you need to rent, is brand new and top of the line. They also offer hotel pick up service. I predict that DiveVersity will become one of the busiest dive shops on the island.
remko Tue - Mar 16, 2010
20 duikies in 2 wkn, heerlijk, over 4 mnd ga ik weer
Greg Thu - Mar 04, 2010
Just finished my 2 tank dive. What a great group of people. This was my first trip to Aruba (just purchased a timeshare) and will be back to dive with them in subsequent years.

Jeffrey answered all my questions and Mike took us on a great wreck dive (Antilla).
Dan Wayland Tue - Feb 23, 2010
Excellent diving with you! Well worth the money. Exceeded my expectations by a long shot. Great people, great spots, and incredible wrecks.

many thanks,

Dan
Jim R Tue - Feb 23, 2010
My first trip to Aruba. Was scheduled to dive with a different dive shop. The "other" shop was a no show twice on my a.m. pickup and when I called them I was told the other divers cancelled and they could not afford to take me out alone. I walked over to DiveVersity that day and Marcel arranged for me to go out on the spot "alone." The crew was great they took my gear at the end of the dive to prep for the next day. The were helpful, professional and new when to get involved or allow me to enjoy myself. I will be back next year!!!
Ric King Sun - Feb 14, 2010
I had a dive trip on Feb 13th and it was great. I am from Cincinnati Ohio and diving there consist of rock quarries and lakes. Occasionally, I make it to North Carolina for a wreck dive. I did 2 drift dives with Diveversity Aruba, this was a first for me. The divemaster was very patient and offered some good advice. This will be the only company I will dive with in Aruba. Thanks for the great dives.
Jessica Tue - Feb 02, 2010
Hi guys!

We really would like to thank you all for the great dives! We had a lot of fun!The crew is very professional and make you feel comfortable in the water. We hope to come back soon to experience some more spectaculair dives!

See you soon!!!
Dennis Thu - Jan 28, 2010
Hoi Marcel,

Ik ben zeer benieuwd naar je duikschool.

groeten,

je broer
Matthijs Thu - Jan 28, 2010
Een mooie duikervaring met ontspannen duiken op wisselende locaties. Kennis gemaakt met wrakduiken en het onderwaterleven rond Aruba. Goede begeleiding en goed materiaal. bedankt voor de duiken en hopelijk tot ziens bij een volgende vakantie!
renee Wed - Jan 20, 2010
Jongens van Diveversity Aruba, bedankt voor de duiken, mooi mijn PADI (ja ja , Open Water). Geweldige stek en mooie boten. De Antilla was geweldig.

groeten,

Renee
hendrik gabriela Sat - Jan 16, 2010
As a PDIC divemaster I would like to know if you train divers to become dan certificate
see you
Jr.
Drew Wed - Jan 13, 2010
Awesome diving with the Diveversity crew. Went out 3 times for private dives and that really was wonderful. Personal aproach is so appreciated.

see you next time,

Drew
Dave Fri - Jan 08, 2010
he Divecrew
See you soon!
Take care!!!

Dave
remko Fri - Jan 01, 2010
hoi allemaal,

gelukkig en gezond 2010, en tot eind februari


remko
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marcel Fri - Dec 25, 2009
Hey jongens,

Fijne kerstdagen.

Groetjes Marcel & Jessica
Richard Thu - Dec 24, 2009
Het topteam van Diversity Aruba heeft mij laten zien dat Aruba een van de mooiste duiklocaties in de Cariben is. Net zo mooi als Bonaire, maar met meer leuke wrakken. Bedankt voor de mooie duiken !

Richard
lucas Thu - Dec 24, 2009
thank you guys for the great dives

will never dive with somebody els but you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

regards lukas usa
sara Mon - Dec 21, 2009
Thank you for giving us such a great time. The whole atmosphere is just right with theDiveversitycrew. Both the group tours and the private tours.

Regards and Happy Holidays,

Bob & Sarah
Rod & Kathy Thu - Dec 17, 2009
Kathy & I really enjoyed our time diving with you guys. We had the pleasure of diving from both boats and with almost all your divemasters!

We especially enjoyed being picked up and delivered to our resort each day. We're looking forward to returning soon.
Danny Sprangers Mon - Nov 02, 2009
Hi there, I was on holidays in Aruba a few weeks ago. Sadly I didnt get a chance to dive with Diveversity (didnt do any diving at all actually), but I did visit the shop and thought the atmosphere was great and the staff very motivated and proffesional. Actually I was looking around for more than just the atmosphere as... I have been checking for a location to get DM certified. My plan is to come over to Aruba as soon as possible, could leave Holland immediately, and spend upto 3 months realizing this goal. Currently I am OWD with just 25 logged dives, so there is a long way to go indeed.
Donia Mon - Oct 12, 2009
Hey Jeff...Rich and I wanted to say thanks again for a great week! Not only were you a great dive instructor but a fabulous guide to the island! Now we just need to make you guys at Diveversity our neighbors..lol! Stay well & hope to see you again really soon!
Marisca Daal Mon - Oct 05, 2009
Greetings Diveversity Aruba