Antilla Shipwreck, Palm - Eagle Beach

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#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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  • We have been to Aruba 5 times now. We have snorkeled over it, did the glass bottom boat over it, and now we got to dive the wreck. Awesome....just being down there and seeing history up close, hearing...  more »
  • We stopped here on the Jolly Pirates snorkeling tour. Beautiful fish everywhere. If you're not a great swimmer I highly recommend a life jacket if snorkeling. The surface can be rough!  more »
  • This German freighter wreck is a popular spot for snorkel excursions as well as scuba. You are able to swim almost the entire length of the wreck and see a great number of fish and turtles when you ar...  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.
  • If you can give the 65 feet you'll be in for a visual treat.
  • 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.
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