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The Antilla

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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north yorks
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went with depalm tour on the catamaran. Great trip and fabulous snorkelling above the wreck. Well worth it

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife I am have done this a couple of times as part of one of the snorkeling cruises with mixed results. This was the second snorkeling stop and we had many first time/light experience snorkelers who assumed it would be like our calm first stop it was not. The majority of the folks got in the water and almost... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've always gone on a snorkeling cruise during visits to Aruba, and the Antilla has always been a stop. This year (2014), I was a bit disappointed. As others have pointed out, the water can be very rough, and the current was very strong during this visit. Aside from that issue, the boat itself has shifted. It used to be... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the Antilla as part of a four hour snorkeling excursion that included a first stop at Catalina Bay. That was very nice. Great views of a variety of sea life. The next stop to the ship wreck Antilla was disappointing. The current was extremely strong, the water rough, and it was all but impossible to snorkel in. Would... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great opportunity to see a piece of history sunken in the ocean. A lot of fish swimming in the area. I would recommend scuba diving if you have the time.

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Venice
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was diving with Karl from Red Sail and was enjoying it a lot. Last time I was there at night dive. Daytime is very amazing as well. Highly recommended.

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norfolk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This dive is renowned so I was very anxious to do it. The wreck is big, easily on a par with some of the large ones in the Red Sea like the Ghiannis D. Although it id very broken up it is still possible to make out the boilers and the wheel house amongst other structural debris, The fish life... More

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Buffalo, New York
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163 reviews 163 reviews
47 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went there with my son, REALLY AMAZING wreck. You can see a lot with just snorkeling. Biggest wreck I have ever been too. Incredible size and impressive. Easy to get to. Seems very safe. Historic place

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