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Address: Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: 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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Antilla

The largest ship wreck in the Carribean. Dove with RedSail sports. The dive was around 50 feet in depth, led by a very efficient Dive Master. It was warm enough that we didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The largest ship wreck in the Carribean. Dove with RedSail sports. The dive was around 50 feet in depth, led by a very efficient Dive Master. It was warm enough that we didn't wear exposure protection (wetsuit/shorty) but probably should have. Got a little cold at the end of the dive.. Nice, easy dive

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

You can see that there is a submerged ship, but that's about it. There is some fish to see too. I think if you want to see it more clearly you need to scuba, not snorkel.

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washington, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Little to deep to enjoy snorkeling... seemed far away from action. But the wreck was clear and there were a lot of fish still swimming around from the surface.... It was so clear I could see moray eel swimming in and out of part of the cracked ship. Would do it again but scuba dive instead if possible.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Recently went snorkeling at several spots while in Aruba for the day and I enjoyed the stop at the Antilla, a big sunken freighter in 50-60 feet of water. The water was a bit choppy, but the snorkeling was still fun as we slowly swam to the bow of the ship and then drifted back along the ship with the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went for dive to see the Antilla. Water was little cloudy, but visibility still around 50 feet. A lot has decayed over the years, but that means there is a ton of life inhabiting it! I have heard that later months in the year are a little less windy, but even in March this was a great dive!

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The history behind this wreck (not related here) is an interesting story which contributed to this sight's relative intactness. It is in only about 55' of water so novice PADI Open Water divers should have no trouble reaching it. I went down with SE Fly N Dive (great shop with really friendly instructors and captains) and we had a great... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

snorkeling at the wreck was pretty cool! My was was a first timer to snorkeling and found it a little difficult. During our stay it was a little windy and the water was choppy. It had been over 20 years since I snorkeled and this experience made our day. It you get the chance enjoy!

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Livonia, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is interesting to see though a lot has decayed away but the visibility was poor due to so many tour boats churning up the water.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was very windy in March & April each year and we weren't aware of that. Didn't affect most of the diving but I would love to dive this wreck again when the water wasn't so milky

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went on the hotel arranged catamaran snorkeling and booze cruise! It started out with a bunch of strangers, but we all ended up snorkeling together and dancing and having a super time together on the way back. The water was a little rough to really see the Antilla, but this is a must do activity!

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