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The Antilla

Address: Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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$90*
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure
82%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: The Antilla, which was a German freighter sunk during World War II...
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Type: Historic sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For snorkeling can be difficult to see how interesting it is. About 15 feet deep (the top of the boat). Recommend to go there on a Snorkeling Cruise, that stops also in Arashi Beach.

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Twin Falls
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We took 4 grandchildren and they loved the sights from the glass-bottom boat. There were snorkelers who swam right up to the boat's windows. We were disappointed not to see more varieties of fish.

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Brampton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My only recommendation is to wait till after the complete restoration otherwise you get not what you paid for.

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

None better. This wreck is in shallow water so its not just a dive wreck - snorkelers can enjoy too. Heavily encrusted with rich soft and hard corals; teaming with fish; surprising visibility; and, lacks the waves of most dives, The Antilla is the finest wreck dive ever.

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Bedford, NY
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a good site to snorkel. There's no coral reef, but the ship is on its side and has sort of turned into a hard block of coral. It was quite interesting to see. There are fish, but they are not very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

So much to see that you could dive this wreck numerous times and not see it all. Plenty of tropical fish, coral formations, tube sponges and more to see while exploring her.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've dove this wreck 6 times. It can get busy but it's 420 feet long so you can spread out. The right dive master will take you all in out through and around this wreck which has lots of fairly easy penetration. We saw Green Morays, several very large puffers, lobsters and all manner of reef fish.

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Leander, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Spend some time if you can exploring the Antilla, a German ship sunk in WWII. It has collapsed over the years and its various nooks and crannies are great hiding places for all manner of sea life, turtles, fish, eels, cleaner shrimp. You can't hurry, take your time to explore it is a great place for pictures

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

nice dive if you want to dive Aruba. A little rough on the day we went, lowered visibility, strong current. But it's a huge wreck, and it's shallow.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I saw this when I went on the Jolly Pirate Ship. What a blast!! The first stop you snorkel and you can see the Antilla wreck. Its really neat to look at it and the water is so clear that it is easy to see it.

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