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Address: Noord, Aruba
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: Divers can explore the large remnants of a 35-foot oil tanker that was...
Divers can explore the large remnants of a 35-foot oil tanker that was torpedoed during World War II by a German submarine.
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Cool wreck experience

We dove this wreck with Red Sail Sports. 25 feet down, and the wreck is split into about four/five pieces. Bottom temp was about 70 degrees, and visibility was about ten-fifteen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Canton, Ohio
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were a little too spoiled as divers to love this dive site. We did enjoy Unique Water Sports that took us out. We had the 30 foot boat to ourselves and got to enjoy a private dive. The dive master Bart really made the dive. He knew where we could find all the little creatures to keep the dive... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Good tune up dive to refresh your skills after a while away from diving. Normally several divers on this dive. We followed a Dive Master over the wreckage. It's not really recognizable as anything other than pieces of a ship. A fair amount of different fish. We didn't use wetsuits so at the end of the dive we were getting... More 

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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We dove this wreck with Red Sail Sports. 25 feet down, and the wreck is split into about four/five pieces. Bottom temp was about 70 degrees, and visibility was about ten-fifteen feet, with minor current. We spent about 40 minutes, which was just enough time. I'd recommend this dive for any level diver.

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Leander, Texas
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100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Wreck is spread out into 4 or five areas so you need an experienced dive leader from Fly and Dive to take you there. So much diversity on the wreck, very easy dive for beginners and great dive for seasoned underwater photo hounds, so much so see and photograph. They say it is a great night dive but I have... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There are many wrecks to dive in Aruba. This was ok and had some interesting sea life but was limited. There are only 3 pieces remaining of the wreck since the bow and stern were salvaged.

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great dive, particularly if you are a beginner. Lots of color, and sea life at a shallow depth. Because of the spread out nature of the barges, there's plenty to see, and each barge presents a whole new area to explore

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Dallas, Texas
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590 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

This is an accessible shallow wreck, between Palm Beach & Malmok Beach, for divers and snorkelers alike. The remains are spread out making for good visibility and inhabited by numerous species, you see groupers, grunts, parrotfish, angelfish, silversides and trumpetfish.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Did my first wreck dive, and it ended up being my first night dive ever as well. We went with Aruba Sports. It was a packed boat, with one guide for about 8-10 divers with diverse skills. We saw about 4-5 turtles, couple of eels as well. Very impressive, and easy night dive.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Pedernalis is a nice, shallow wreck dive – especially for beginners. Dive depth is around 25 feet with great visibility. The wreck is spread out and very easy to see. While diving there, I saw lionfish, pufferfish, eels, and lots of schools. I would definitely recommend this dive for beginners.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

not a bad dive site but can be very busy, not very deep, so you spend more time down. Good visibility and plenty of fish

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Address: Noord, Aruba
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord

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