Snorkeling in Aruba

Boardwalk offers every guest a snorkeling mask and snorkel free of charge to use during their stay. Amazing snorkeling experiences in Aruba are guaranteed.

Within walking distance of Boardwalk Small Hotel are several beautiful snorkeling spots. Malmok Beach & Boca Catalina are two beautiful reefs filled with colorful fish. Accessible for anyone, of any age, this is the beach you want to visit if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing day where you can still see a lot of gorgeous fish. Arashi Beach is reachable by car or bus. The bus goes north every half hour and the bus stop is just outside our hotel, behind the Marriott.

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

If you have a car, Mangel Halto and Baby Beach are gorgeous spots to discover. Mangel Halto is a beach which is a little different than other beaches in Aruba. Mangel Halto is located between mangroves which go all the way into the water. Where the other beaches are shining white without a lot of green, here it is just like a dence forest. Before you reach Baby beach do not forget to stop by "Zeerover" restaurant. This is an authentic restaurant where you can eat fresh fish. It is not a culinairy delight, but the fish is one of the freshest prepared fish on the island.

At the front desk we will gladly provide you with the directions to get to different places!

Scuba Diving in Aruba

One of the most unforgettable experiences while in Aruba is scuba diving. Divers can see a fabulous array of corals and fish, some even spot a seahorse, lobsters, sea turtles or stingrays.

Whether you just want to try diving once, you want to become a qualified diver or you already are a certified diver and you just want to continue diving… Aruba is a great place for all of that! Moreover, Aruba is known for its many wrecks and the largest historical wreck of the whole Caribbean can be found here! As the wreck has been under water for quite some time now, you can also enjoy a large variety of corals and marine life.

There's quite a number of dive operators on the island. One of them is Happy Divers.

They offer the following dive courses:

  • Discover Scuba Diving (DSD): a first try dive for anyone who wants an introduction to scuba diving or isn't certified (yet).

  • Open Water Diver

  • Advanced Open Water DiverRescue Diver + Emergency First Response

  • Divemaster

  • Dive specialties on request

Happy Divers Aruba offers dive courses from both PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) and SSI (Scuba Schools International). English and Dutch is spoken.

Boardwalk Small Hotel is loved by scuba divers. The hotel is located close to several diving centers and near to the island's beautiful diving spots. Moreover, your patio and apartment provide you with plenty of space to store your diving equipment.