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The Antilla

Address: Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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$90*
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure
82%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II...
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II, is Aruba's most popular dive site.
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

So much to see that you could dive this wreck numerous times and not see it all. Plenty of tropical fish, coral formations, tube sponges and more to see while exploring her.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I've dove this wreck 6 times. It can get busy but it's 420 feet long so you can spread out. The right dive master will take you all in out through and around this wreck which has lots of fairly easy penetration. We saw Green Morays, several very large puffers, lobsters and all manner of reef fish.

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Leander, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Spend some time if you can exploring the Antilla, a German ship sunk in WWII. It has collapsed over the years and its various nooks and crannies are great hiding places for all manner of sea life, turtles, fish, eels, cleaner shrimp. You can't hurry, take your time to explore it is a great place for pictures

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

nice dive if you want to dive Aruba. A little rough on the day we went, lowered visibility, strong current. But it's a huge wreck, and it's shallow.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I saw this when I went on the Jolly Pirate Ship. What a blast!! The first stop you snorkel and you can see the Antilla wreck. Its really neat to look at it and the water is so clear that it is easy to see it.

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philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Took a lovely catamaran trip out to the wreck hoping to see something. We were snorkeling, not diving, and couldn't see a thing. The only reason the fish came close enough to the surface for us to see was that they were "chumming" with bread from the boat. I looked the wreck up online and was amazed at how big... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

OK...take the daytime dive and then the night dive! This becomes two different ships! The night dive is when all the big fish, stingrays and turtles come out to play!

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The antilla is one of the larger wreck dives in aruba, however, because of the depth, it's not as colorful, as other wreck dives in aruba. Additionally there are no swim-throughs in the antilla, so there's less to explore. That said, there was plenty of sea-life hanging out around the antilla.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Zzzzzz what can I say wreck diving is Boring!!!! Aruba has beautiful reefs and excellent diving but this wreck has one fish and a bunch of coral... Zzzzzzzz

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Would have loved to have dived this but did not have enough time. The snorkel was still pretty cool though! My first experience with a wreck and it's shallow enough that snorkelers can enjoy it as well. Very little current on this part of the island which made it easy to navigate.

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