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Address: Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II, is...

The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II, is Aruba's most popular dive site.

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Awe-inspiring experience

This is a must-visit for history/WWII snorkeling fans. The sea was a bit rough (according to our operator 'standard for Aruba') and the water a bit murky. When approached... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-visit for history/WWII snorkeling fans. The sea was a bit rough (according to our operator 'standard for Aruba') and the water a bit murky. When approached, 'Antilla' is intimidating due to its sheer size but I fully enjoyed this and will cherish this memory for a long, long time. My understanding is that there are not too... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice snorkeling site - we reached it via catamaran tour. Lots of fish to see - multiple sizes and colors.

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Brunssum, Limburg, Netherlands
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Antilla is a WWII freighter sunk in the 1940s just off the coast. Pretty much every dive and snorkel trip includes a visit to it, the there are always people there. The wreck definitely attracts a lot of sea life and it's a good place to see larger fish. I've bothsnorkels a dove on it and you can definitely... More 

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was awesome. $50 bucks will get you a boat ride to a catamaran off the beach then take you here and to one other snorkel spot Boca Catalina. Alcohol, T-shirt and sandwich included. The Antilla was a fascinating place to snorkel and while you can get her from the beach, even I don't recommend attempting it. Great visability and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We used Aqua Windies for this dive and they did a great job. An interesting dive. The depth goes down to about 90 feet.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We snorkeled here twice on this trip and it was amazing. There are so many different fish, starfish etc to see as well as the ship wreck. Definitely recommend do this.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

One one day we snorkeled this wreck on a catamaran outing, then the next day I was on a dive there. It is easier to see on a dive, although even when snorkeling there were a lot of fish to see. On a dive, it has several large swim-thru spaces where the wreck is broken apart, and it is covered... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

i also went to the Riu Palace Antillas, beautiful place to stay, excellent service, beach magnificient, beautifu grounds, i do recommend this place for sure

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have the opportunity to go to see the antilla by snorkling but it looks better on photos because it looks like its fading away. I overheard a tourist saying that each year it goes a couple of meters deeper.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I had a great opportunity to check out the Antilla during my trip to Aruba, however it was pretty scary. I wouldn't recommend sailing on it because its at the bottom of the ocean. It was fun going out to see it, but I just wouldn't feel comfortable traveling on the ship itself.

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