JADS Dive Center
JADS Dive Center
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
By working in small groups this allows us the flexibility to adapt to our guests experience a/o needs. Most of our guests are boat diving from our 36' vessel conveniently docked behind the airport.We make scuba diving on your Aruba vacation convenient and enjoyable.Once you arrive at JADS you are more then a guest; you become family. On property: Bar & Grill, rinse area, washrooms...All experience levels are welcomed.
San Nicolas, Aruba
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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tillman r
Shibuya, Japan7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great service very helpful and nice people made the dive experience enjoyable. My wife and I dove 3 days with them and the little snack on the boat is a nice touch
Written May 7, 2024
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kejc2015
Fairport, New York2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Jads was recommended to us by our confined water dive instructor in Rochester, New York and they didn’t disappoint. We completed our open water dives in Aruba at Jads and it was an amazing experience. Susan was super-responsive to all my questions beforehand via email and very friendly and helpful in person. No snags whatsoever. Rachelle was our instructor and she was wonderful. Great personality, very knowledgeable and she really helped us feel comfortable and confident in the water. She pointed out amazing creatures to us as we went along - breaking up the skills testing - which was nice. Rachelle also told us we were well trained in the pool, so kudos to the PADI program. I highly recommend Jads AND completing the open water portion of your training there.
Written May 2, 2024
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Buffalopacus
Phoenix, AZ48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great day of diving in Aruba...the Topaz wreck (deep (~100 ft) with the engine sitting beside the busted hull), and drift diving along the reef.
TONS of fish, swimming through a few big schools, HUGE yellow eel swimming with us, several small eels doing the head pokey from the reef. The variety of coral was splendid.
The dive crew was outstanding from start to finish. Rudolph, the dive master, was excellent and full of fun...takes the job of safety seriously, but ensured the entire trip and dives were still fun and enjoyable. No shortage of fun!
100% my go-to dive center next time I get back to Aruba!
Written April 27, 2024
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Simon-pierre R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Hi There! Just wanted to say that I really did enjoy all the crew by this dive! Great work guys! Cheers and I wish you good diving with them
Written April 25, 2024
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Eric F
Nashville, TN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Did a 2 tank dive with Jads, and it was a great dive. The Dive Master, Eric, was great and made sure everyone was very safe and had a good time. Would definitely recommend them.
Written April 24, 2024
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Nicole M
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Eric was a great instructor! I really liked how he made sure I was familiar with all the skills and made sure we saw some great fish and corals.
Written April 18, 2024
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Victor R
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Sue makes the booking seamless and stress free so don’t worry about anything! My father and I dive Jads every year for years now. I’ve done 2 checkout dives with Eric who my father and I love! My daughter did a “bubble maker” class with Eric and he made her feel safe, comfortable, and confident! Rudolf, sue, and Eric are amazing. Sue actually sells lion fish jewelry which I recommend buying. The dive masters are always knowledgeable for beginners and experienced divers. They treat you like family that’s why we always dive there!
Written April 15, 2024
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Kurt M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Rachelle did a great job with my two sons and me. She was very fun, relaxes and patient. We had different skill levels and she handled all very well. She also knew the terrain very well and did a great job with the underwater tour, including a small shipwreck. Great experience!
Written April 4, 2024
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Jenny B
Chattanooga, TN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Everyone at Jads was wonderful! We did a shore dive with Rudolph one day, and we had a blast! He was patient, kind, and funny! We paid extra for Rudolph to take photos, and they turned out great! The next day, we did a boat dive, and it was equally as fantastic! The entire crew was friendly, professional, and helpful. If you want to dive in Aruba, Jads is the place to go!!
Written March 28, 2024
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Jim O
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Another fantastic trip to Aruba (my 10th) and more great diving with JADS . This was my 9th trip diving with them which tells you how much I enjoy their operation and staff. Rudolf, Jair, Eric and Rachel were awesome - we missed Sue this trip but wish her a speedy recovery with her shoulder.

JADS is a fun group but still run a very safety conscious operation - good briefings and attentive guides that still let you dive your tank if some folks need to surface earlier. Most dives were an hour - a few at 64 minutes.

The reefs are still in pretty good shape and there was lots of life - MUCH less bleaching and MUCH fishier than Little Cayman where I last dived in late September 2023. Tons of parrotfish, large trumpetfish, chromis, creole wrasse and moray eels (a huge one swam with us for almost 10 minutes coming up from the Topaz wreck). Lots of Turtles on Arushi reef and a few on the south side as well. We also saw a huge school of sennet and palmetto on one dive. All-in-all some really great diving - moderate currents on the south side so mostly drift diving this time which was fun and relaxing (low effort).

I’m looking forward to scheduling my next Aruba trip and diving with JADS again! Highly recommended!
Written March 27, 2024
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