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The Antilla

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II, is Aruba's most popular dive site.
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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went snorkling on this wreck it is massive about 800 ft long scuttled by the German Merchant Marine in May 1940 the day Hitler invaded The Netherlands.It looks like a snow globe scene I'm not kidding here well worth the trouble..

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Winnipeg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Dove with Red Sail for a one tank afternoon stint. Karl was a great MD keeping tabs on the group. Viz was below average but the experience was great.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cool to see a 400 ft long ship wreck just 25-30 feet below the surface of the water. Current is very rough in this area, so be cautious if you are not a strong swimmer, or are trying this with younger children. We visited the site on a sailboat (Roberto's) -- great deal for a 3 hour sail visting 2... More

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Noord, Aruba
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very beautiful wreck. Lots of fish, eels and rays. From beginner to advanced, you will find something of interest at this wreck.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This ship is fabulous to view from the top and bottom. So much life to watch. It's a must do!! I have seen the ship from all angles and love it. Day and night visits are a pleasure.

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Central Florida, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our best pics are from free-diving way down near the wreck. Visibility was almost non-existent from on top due to heavier seabreezes than usual. Tour-guided boats park right over the wreck, blocking access. By swimming all the way to the boat's front, toward shore, I could see that part very well as it was shallow.

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Cincinnati, OH
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was the second time I've seen this. I was less freaked out this time, but there were so many boats parked right on top of it, so it cast a shadow in the water and you can't get great pics. Didn't seem very safe, and some people were stung by jelly fish.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Two experienced snorklers/strong swimmers and two novices...all loved it, but the novices were intimidated by the depth, waves and crowds on the late arriving catamarans. Strong swimmers will be able to get below the top of the wreck. Try a small boat instead of the catamarans/pirate boats - they hold upto 100 people which necessitates floating rather than diving.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ideal spot for snorkel and scuba, easy dive! Bring some bread or peas and you will be literally attacked by awesome fish! not in a bad way lol!

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This stop is in a bit rougher water. It's worth seeing, but is kinda creepy. You may get lucky and see a moray eel, but not much else out there as far as fish go.

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