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Pedernalis

Address: Noord, Aruba
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Noord
Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: Divers can explore the large remnants of a 35-foot oil tanker that was torpedoed during World War...
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner 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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Leander, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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266 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
2 reviews
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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