Overview of De Palm Slope

De Palm Slope

De Palm Slope
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Nathan P
Date: 12/01/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Nathan P Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Chicago Reef:    4.00
State:   IL Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.93
My girlfriend and I are beginning snorkelers (one week ago was her first snorkel, and my third). We spent most of the last week snorkeling different sites around Aruba, and just tried DePalm today, our last day on the island. We absolutely loved DePalm. There were some massive parrotfish in the shallows, and plenty else to see. The water clarity, topography, and diversity and size of fish were the best of anywhere we have been. The number of other snorkelers and shallow water close to shore made us feel very comfortable in the water. Additionally, the staff was great and one of the nice snorkeling guides took us out past the reef into deeper waters (as deep as 50-60 feet, with great visibility), where we saw two groupers fighting over a small eel, and then a very large green moray eel (~5-6' long). This was by far our best snorkeling experience in Aruba and we will definitely be back.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2007
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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