Antilla Shipwreck, Palm - Eagle Beach

4.5
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Aruba
Explore Antilla Shipwreck, one of the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean. The German cargo ship, SS Antilla, was deliberately sunk in Aruba in 1940, when Germany invaded Holland. The 121 m (400 ft) long wreck is still mostly intact and can be explored on a fascinating dive. With a snorkel, you can get an interesting view by hovering above the wreck, while scuba divers can observe the stern of the boat at 18 m (60 ft) below the water's surface. Observe the massive boat underwater, as hundreds of tropical fish dart between the colorful coral formations, sponges, and anemones that cover the wreck. Plan your visit to Antilla Shipwreck and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palm - Eagle Beach itinerary planning tool .
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  • Definitely check this out! its an easy dive and it is huge, close to the resorts (short boat ride) and fun for all levels. I recommend Red Sail Aruba for your rentals and Dive Master. The right Dive M...  more »
  • Not too deep, visibility was good. A lot of fun! WWII German ship scuttled by her crew in 1940. Broken up but huge! Best site in and around Aruba.  more »
  • We went out by boat, as much drinks as you wanted and snaks on board. the wreak is really big, and you can swim as close as you want. Its a bit scary, but you get a lot of information. Recomend findin...  more »
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  • Somewhat disappointing! Not many fish the day we were there. From there we went to a beautiful reef, just feet from the shore, where I saw a giant turtle, which I followed for 5-10 minutes and a school of 50-60 parrot fish. Much better and much easier to get to!
  • Always fun to see. Can see the whole ship on a perfect day.
  • Very good place to snorkel!
  • Great for snorkeling. Lots of fish in the area. Be sure to move around over top of the wreck for the best views a couple parts of the ship are close enough to the surface that you can swim down and touch them.
  • 3rd time, always a great time snorkeling.
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