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Pedernalis

Noord, Aruba
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Noord
Type: Historic Sites, Ships
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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35 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Having done my open water and advanced open water certifications with Red Sail, I have a lot of experience on this site. The wreckage itself isn't the big draw at this site, it's the plethora of life and the appeal of a fairly shallow dove for novices and those just doing the "resort course". There are three main pieces in... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Pedernalis is a wrecked ship that is accessible to divers and snorkelers alike but more so to divers. It is an interesting wreck dive that is fairly easy to do. As with all wreck dives it is beneficial to have some experience before you try it or a guide even though it is a fairly easy dive.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My first wreck dive...not too impressed with the site but dive was easy. I much prefer a real reef. Red Sail staff was very helpful.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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201 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Pedernalis is located in water that is not too deep to snorkel or dive to. It is an interesting experience to do either and we would encourage anyone to o so. It is an easy ship to get to and has an interesting history. There are not a lot of things o do in ARUBA and this is definitely... More

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Philadelphia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This wreck sits in relatively shallow water. Did a morning dive here. Some very large fish and decent variety of fish. A couple of lobsters hanging around under the vessel. Excellent spot to refresh your diving skills after a long layoff. Decent visability, mild currents.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

The wreck is awash and surrounded by sandy bottom. So there are remanants, but basically a reef dive

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Noord, Aruba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

plenty of better dive places; nice sea life around wreck but not really challenging dive site

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