The Antilla shipwreck is one of the most beloved underwater exploration sites available around Aruba. The SS Antilla was a German cargo ship created to facilitate trade between Germany and the Caribbean on the Hamburg America Line. It was launched in 1939 but didn’t last very long. While the ship was anchored in Aruba’s Malmok Bay in 1940, German invaded the Netherlands on May 10. The Antilla was blockaded from leaving, but the German crew set the ship on fire. After Dutch marines took the crew into custody, the Dutch marines fired two rounds of heavy artillery at the ship and sank it.
Now the Antilla is an amazing dive site, and the third-largest shipwreck in all of the Caribbean, with a small part of its starboard side exposed above water. It has been colonized by all kinds of colorful corals and tube sponges, which makes for a beautiful underwater landscape where you can see many species of fish, lobsters, hawksbill sea turtles, moray eels, blue tang and other ocean creatures.
Included in this tour is everything you need for a thrilling adventure: Pick-up from and drop-off to your hotel or resort or nearest beach, a 2.5-hour tour, beverages, snorkel mask, wetsuit, a Seabob F5 S Jet, gorgeous underwater landscapes and marine life, including the ghostly Antilla shipwreck. Pricing is only $140 per person. Three daily tours are available at 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:45 PM.
This tour includes:
- Hotel Pick up and drop off
- Total Tour time 2 and half hour
- Changing room, showers and toilets
- Drinks, snorkel mask and Wetsuits
- Seabob F5 S jet
- Visit Antilla Shipwreck and other sea marine sightseeing areas
- 8:30 AM
- 12:30 AM
- 3:45 PM
- US$140 p/p