Testimonials

I dove w/Clive on Sept 16th-19th. There were two other divers Monday & Tuesday(Grant and Kevin). We all enjoyed. Wednesday, it was only myself and Clive. For those whom have booked with other dive operators, you know that most have a minimum of 6 divers. Not Dive Aruba!! Do yourself a favor and maximize your bottom time(60 minutes or more all of my dives). Clive makes you a better diver by slowly exploring the reef/wreck and not expecting you to move at a fast pace. Book w/Divearuba.com and you won't be dissapointed. Regards, Doug Beck
Doug eck, southern Indiana

Got a chance to dive with Clive and Mark on a recomendation by a friend. I have dove with many in Aruba but our trip to the Antilla and Blue reef was fantastic. I would highly sujest that in you are planning a trip to Aruba and hope to get in some good bottom time, give Clive a call. Thanks again Clive.
Don, Wappingers Falls, NY

Received my open water cert. from Clive very knowledgeable & helpful small operation which I liked. there other exp. divers on board which talked highly of Clive & his son Mark He was always showing me something useful for my future dive Tx Rick B
Rick Balentine, Phila. Pa

Hi Clive and Mark Just got back to cold Sweden but the memories of great dives warms us. Had a really great time and wonderful dives. You made it so easy, everything was well organized. If we find our way back to Aruba you´ll be the one we go diving with. Regards Martina and Rickard
Martina Mandelholm, Sweden

I just got my open water certification in August, and Clive took me out for my first Caribbean dive last Monday. It was an unforgettable experience. There were only 6 of us out for a 2-tank dive trip, and I was one of the least experienced divers. Our first dive took us to a wreck in about 90' -- the deepest I've been so far. I used air faster than the more experienced divers that were with us, but Clive helped me make the most of it, and got me back on the boat without interfering with the dive time of the others who had a lot more experience and wanted to extend their dives longer. With a little guidance from Clive, I was able to extend my bottom time on the second dive as long as everyone else. Every time I visit Aruba, I will definitely book dives with Clive. He and his assistant, Matt, made us all feel comfortable and welcome. And even though my first dive was shorter than it ought to have been because of my own air consumption, I was still down on the wreck longer than divers with the other guide company, who went down after us, and were loading back up on the boat even before this rookie ran low on air. Clive won't rush you, but will ensure you are safe and have a great experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
Jerry Zeidler, Danville, PA, USA

Clive is great! Between the two of us, we dove 5 times (10 tanks). Clive was personable and very attentive, as was his son, Mark. LONG dive times (about 45 minutes to an hour each). Dives were to a variety of wrecks and reefs teeming with lots of fish and a variety of coral formations. Two fabulous drift dives. Clive's boat accommodates only 7 divers so the experience is very personal. We never felt rushed or like cattle as we sometimes have with some of the larger boats.
Gary & Gayle, Burlington, Vermont

Just finished 5 days of diving with Clive and Mark. Easy going, chilled out diving. It felt like we were diving together as a small group of friends rather than a dive guide/client relationship. Good bottom times and allowed to get the most out of our air rather than diving to a tight schedule. Definately the way to dive.
Andy Dyer, Bristol, UK

These days when a dive operator promises unlimited diving (max 60 mins) I go hmm...whats the catch here. But Clive kept his promise and we had some marvelous 18 dives where we were allowed to stay under the surface 60 minutes every time. Well yes, we could stay there for alonger but those locals dive with shorties and start to freeze :) I can truly recommend Dive Aruba and if you gonna go there, be sure to book your dives in advance. There is a reason why everybody wants to dive with Clive: The stroopf waffels!
Marco Christensen

Just returned from vacation where I dove two days with Clive. Can\'t say enough about Clive and his son Mark. What a great time. Long dive times and the best spots. We had several others who came on with us after cancelling with other companies that forced them to come up with over 1500 psi left in their tanks. Once again, thanks Clive for a great time and can\'t wait to come back down.
Nick Pacura, Ohio

Just returned from a week's diving in Aruba with Clive and Mark.They were great hosts and experienced divers.Their knowledge of the area and diving sites made my dives with them very rewarding.
Ed Stanton, Bayou Vista, Texas

We have been diving with Clive for over ten years, He's the best! Only small groups and full bottom time. Clive knows the best spots. Dive with Clive!
Dave & Karen, South Lake Tahoe, CA

My daughter and I dove with Clive a couple of weeks ago in late July. I would highly recommend Clive to anyone looking to dive in Aruba. He's very professional and takes care of everything. Of course it did not hurt that my daughter thought that Clive's son was nice looking! When my family comes back to Aruba, we'll Dive with Clive.
Brian Farmer, Morristown, Tennessee

Diving with Clive and his son was an amazing experience! As a new diver, I was concerned about how everything would go, but Clive and his son were very attentive, took care of everything, and made sure I got the most out of each dive! I dove with them for 3 days in May, and it was the best part of my vacation! For a personalized experience, this is the dive company to work through, and I'll go to them the next time I travel to Aruba!
Matt Connolly

In early spring of 2011 we completed our Open Water class material and the associated pool sessions. We were missing the Open Water dives required to become SSI certified. Since it was still snowing here in Michigan, it would have been kind of hard to complete these dives in a frozen Lake Michigan. We had a vacation planned for Aruba in late spring. Through some careful ground work, we were referred to Clive Paula at Dive Aruba as a dependable, experienced PADI dive instructor. We scheduled our dives with Clive ahead of time and had our local dive shop coordinate all the paperwork prior to the trip. Even though Dive Aruba’s dive boat was in for scheduled maintenance, Clive accommodated our tight schedule and arranged a wonderful set of shore dives. He is a very professional and experienced dive operator with a main focus on safety and customer satisfaction. He made us feel relaxed and at ease. It was clear from day one that Clive at Dive Aruba was going to be our regular operator of choice in Aruba. This Christmas we are planning another trip to Aruba and again we will be diving with Clive. Both Iselle and I are ecstatic with these upcoming boat dives. Let it snow (here in Michigan), yet we will be basking in the sun and exploring the blue waters surrounding the beautiful island of Aruba with the trusted guidance of Clive. Thank you very much Clive and we looking forward to many more splendid dives with you.
Gunnar & Iselle, Michigan, USA

Just returned from 2 weeks in Aruba, having dived with Clive for five days. I would thoroughly recommend Clive and Dive Aruba, great knowledge and guidance, a small and personal service with very good quality gear. Long dives, many over an hour, very flexible. If we return to Aruba I will definitely dive with Clive
Christopher Hutchinson, Manchester, UK