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The Antilla

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Alexandria, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went to the shipwreck and actually did Snuba. Our first time and we were under the water for 45 minutes and it was great. Wish we could have gone deeper. Would recommend it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were staying at the Sunset Beach Studios nearby, so we used this wreck as our guide post. The ship is pretty cool sitting up out of the water like that and we were able to walk out to it. The water at the bow was only chest deep. That was pretty cool.

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Columbus, Ohio
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124 reviews 124 reviews
36 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Antilla is a WWII wreck off the west coast of Aruba. We dove the wreck but were disappointed that there was not much life and the coral was not developed as much as we hoped. Water seemed much colder than our dives off the south coast.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

it's nice wreck and good spot for diving. I think for snorkelling it is bit too windy sometimes and you have to do lot's of work to keep in the spot. It's nice boat drive/sailing away from the pier, so doesn't take long to get there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great wreck dive and it was interesting to see how the marine life have adapted to it over the years.

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Bromont, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We anchored ourselves just over the sunken ship and were told to stay in front of the catamaran as strong currents would make us drift toward the sea. It is a medium size ship laying on its side. It was windy and did not see much as the waters were troubled and full of microscopic alguae, hence reducing our vision.... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I have had the opportunity to snorkel in many places and this trip surpassed all others - it was the first time I had the opportunity to see a wreck and it was awesome!!!!! So much so, I went in another trip to see it again. This is worth doing. Next time i plan in diving this wreck.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Still intact enough to dive through alot of sections. Great coral built up and alot of wild life through out. Sounds of creeking under the strain of the current!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Snorkeled here as part of a boat tour with Captain Rene, half of the wreck is pretty deep and better explored by scuba. Dan

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Canada
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Water is quite rough so it is hard to snorkel unless you are a strong swimmer. A life vest is a good idea. The wreckage is about 60 feet below the surface so can be hard to see. A neat experience anyway.

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