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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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Cincinnati, OH
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was the second time I've seen this. I was less freaked out this time, but there were so many boats parked right on top of it, so it cast a shadow in the water and you can't get great pics. Didn't seem very safe, and some people were stung by jelly fish.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Two experienced snorklers/strong swimmers and two novices...all loved it, but the novices were intimidated by the depth, waves and crowds on the late arriving catamarans. Strong swimmers will be able to get below the top of the wreck. Try a small boat instead of the catamarans/pirate boats - they hold upto 100 people which necessitates floating rather than diving.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ideal spot for snorkel and scuba, easy dive! Bring some bread or peas and you will be literally attacked by awesome fish! not in a bad way lol!

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This stop is in a bit rougher water. It's worth seeing, but is kinda creepy. You may get lucky and see a moray eel, but not much else out there as far as fish go.

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north yorks
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went with depalm tour on the catamaran. Great trip and fabulous snorkelling above the wreck. Well worth it

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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