Antilla Shipwreck, Palm - Eagle Beach

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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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  • After Germany invaded the Netherlands in WWII, the Dutch authorities ordered all German ships to be seized in the Dutch Antilles. On May 10, 1940, the German crew of the Antilla, rather than allowing ...  more »
  • We arrived at the Antilla by the Mi Dushi, which we booked through Royal Caribbean as part of a shore excursion. The wreck is so close to the surface it can be easily seen by snorkeling. We saw divers...  more »
  • We did a snorkeling trip to see the SS Antilla shipwreck and it was a cool thing to see. The water was so clear you could see everything I would highly recommend booking an excursion to see this  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to snuba. You can go close to the ship and it is fascinating.
  • Incredible experience to see this underwater shipwreck. I could have spent all day investigating this area.
  • Breathtaking views! Even if you don't dive, you can view from the coast.
  • Nice snorkeling over the shipwreck. Saw a lot of fish.

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