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ANTILLA WRAK

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Marc Verhaegen

6-12-18

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25 m Visibility
26 °C - m

The Antilla is Aruba's most popular dive site. It is a German cargo ship from 1939 that was sinked by its own crew on 10 May 1940, after the Netherlands and Germany entered into war with each other. The ship is completely covered with soft corals and sponges and around the wreckage it is crawling with fish. The Antilla Wreck lies 700 meters off the cost of Bonaire on a bare sandy bottom at a maximum depth of 16 meters. That makes the Antilla also a nice location for snorkelers.

Particulars

Enter the water from the boat to dive on the Antilla. The wreck contains numerous places where fish or moray eels can take shelter. It's worth taking a lamp with you to shine in the dark corners and rooms. Type: German freighter. Cargo: Sulphur. Length: 121,4 m. Width: 17 m. Height: 6,9 m. Highest point: 5 m. Deepest point: 16 m. Construction yard: Deutsche Werf, Hamburg.

Warnings

Very popular and busy dive spot. Many divers, snorkelers and boats. Preferably ascend via the descent line. Very mild current, despite its location on the open sea.

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ANTILLA WRAK Features

Nicknames
Antilla Wreck
Address
Aruba
Parking
At charter
Distance
10 min.
Suitable for
All levels
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Weck dive / boat dive / snorkeling
Current
Limited
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
16 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Green moray, coral, sponge
Other recreation
None

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