PEDERNALES SHIPWRECK

Aruba

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The SS Pedernales is a well-known diving wreck off the west coast of Aruba. It lies at a depth of no more than 10 meters in calm water. This makes the Pedernales suitable for divers of all levels. But also for scuba dive training and underwater photography, this site is very suitable. The SS Pedernales was torpedoed by a German submarine during the Second World War. The undamaged front and back were welded together, after which the ship was transported for further overhaul. The middle part now serves as a diving wreck.

Particulars

The SS Pedernales can be reached by boat. Descend via the anchor line. The wreck is easily recognizable as a ship and reef fish circle all around the structure. Type: tanker. Builder: Cantiere Riuniti dell'Adriatico. Tonnage: 4,317. Crew: 26 heads.

Warnings

The SS Pedernales is a popular dive site where it can sometimes be crowded. The use of a surface buoy is recommended on Aruba.

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PEDERNALES SHIPWRECK Features

Nicknames
SS Pedernales
Address
Aruba
Parking
At charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
All levels, inexperienced wreckdivers , underwater photography, scuba diving practice
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
20 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
10 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Eagle ray, blue parrotfish, scorpionfish, moray, turtle, stingray
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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