Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Postby Guest » February 23rd 2010, 7:27pm

Sunk by the Captain before capture in 1940, the German Freighter Antilla, used as a U-boat supply ship lies in about 60 feet of Caribbean Ocean:

Here is the top deck and entrance to the wheelhouse:
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Main deck with side rails still intact...
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Re: Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Postby koimaster » February 23rd 2010, 7:37pm

great photos. What surprises me is the condition she is in. I would have thought that she would have been in far greated disrepair as she rests in warmer waters.

In the deeper and colder waters the ships remain intact ( for the most part depinding on age ).

Did you venture inside her? I cannot wait for more photos. And thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Postby Ditchdoc » February 23rd 2010, 7:44pm

Great pics Larry. The water is clear and the boat made a great natural reef like structure. What a cool place to dive.
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Re: Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Postby Guest » February 24th 2010, 10:43am

I didn't go inside.. After 60 years, the hull is shifting and there are signs of collapse, so it is no longer safe to explore... at least not without all the right equipment..

The ship was originally scuttles and blown in half... some of the rusted edges are sharp and dangerous too..

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Re: Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Postby koimaster » July 17th 2014, 11:20am

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Re: Diving on The Antilla off Aruba, Caribbean

Postby Darksider » January 12th 2015, 5:14pm

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