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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 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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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I enjoyed this wreck and would recommend it to anyone. It was a bit crazy though with all the boats there with tours and we had a boat go right over our heads while we were surfacing! I mean they went right over the wreck and all! That was very uncalled for and dangerous as they should keep their distance... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

By now the Antilla wreck is in the water for over 70 years. It is a very impressive ship, and sea life has really taken over. Fish, coral, sponges, I've seen some large groupers, pufferfish and moray eels here. But the wreck is slowly but surely breaking down. Still, it is one of the impressive diving spots around Aruba!

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a huge metal wreck. A mandatory dive in Aruba. Try to get there early as it gets crowded later in the day. We dove it with Aqua Windies.

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