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The Antilla

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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$65*
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Happy Hour Sail and Snorkel in Aruba with...
83%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Cultural
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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Owner description: The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II, is Aruba's most popular dive site.
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Watertown, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My first expereince with the Antilla was snorkeling with Jolly Pirates. I saw scuba divers down below and I was envious. So, I got certified in diving and did it the following year with Red Sail. What a dream it was!!! Fantastic :)

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

a great place for a dive. The wreck is enormous leaving more than you can explore in a single tank. Tons of hidden areas, lots of aquatic life and a few random things to discover. The water is clear and the wreck pokes high enough that you can explore some of it and the marine life via snorkel as well.... More

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New York City, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A very interesting snorkeling site. World War II vessel called the Antilla. Blown up by the captain to avoid handing her over to the enemy. You could see details of this ship from the surface of the water.

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East Troy, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved the Rui Antilla, adults only, very kicked back and quiet in the hallway's on our floor, food was very good, the employee's are very friendly and always helpful, I just wish the had a menu for room service.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I've never snorkelled a shipwreck before and it was very impressive! Plenty of fish around the boat. It's in deep water so as long as you are comfortable with this then it's a must do!

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Not the best for a novice snorkeler or a below average swimmer. Even though our guide was there, I knew for myself it was not the best thing to attempt.

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Westmont, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

lots to see...try to avoid when several tour boat are there..gets kind of crowded. we swam from shore with fins..it was very challenging and difficult at points with the currents(we are very good swimmers) it was awesome on the way we saw hundreds of sea stars and sea turtles..

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Historic Southern Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There are more than one snorkeling trip companies you can take that will include the Antilla. This WWII German freighter lies only about 30 feet or so from the surface and is a cool sight to see. I highly recommend you take one of the Snorkeling trips that include a stop at this sight. My wife and I snorkel and... More

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Bergschenhoek, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Diven here with Aqua Windies for several times and always had a great experience. I really recommend this place if you have your advanced PADI or just go snorkeling!

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went diving with Unique Water Sports, with Bart as the dive master and George as the Captain. Great multi-level dive with minimum amount of wreck penetration. Awesome to see the size of the wreck lying on the bottom compared to yourself and realizing just how vast the ocean is! Definitely recommended.

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