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Pedernalis

Noord, Aruba
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Easy 25 foot dive

Good tune up dive to refresh your skills after a while away from diving. Normally several divers on... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2015
Fred k
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Cool wreck experience

We dove this wreck with Red Sail Sports. 25 feet down, and the wreck is split into about four/five... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2015
ForTheStory
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Divers can explore the large remnants of a 35-foot oil tanker that was torpedoed during World War II by a German submarine.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average31%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Good tune up dive to refresh your skills after a while away from diving. Normally several divers on this dive. We followed a Dive Master over the wreckage. It's not really recognizable as anything other than pieces of a ship. A fair amount of different...More

Thank Fred k
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We dove this wreck with Red Sail Sports. 25 feet down, and the wreck is split into about four/five pieces. Bottom temp was about 70 degrees, and visibility was about ten-fifteen feet, with minor current. We spent about 40 minutes, which was just enough time....More

Thank ForTheStory
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Wreck is spread out into 4 or five areas so you need an experienced dive leader from Fly and Dive to take you there. So much diversity on the wreck, very easy dive for beginners and great dive for seasoned underwater photo hounds, so much...More

Thank OldMeetingPlanner
Reviewed 15 January 2015

There are many wrecks to dive in Aruba. This was ok and had some interesting sea life but was limited. There are only 3 pieces remaining of the wreck since the bow and stern were salvaged.

Thank aodavidson
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This is a great dive, particularly if you are a beginner. Lots of color, and sea life at a shallow depth. Because of the spread out nature of the barges, there's plenty to see, and each barge presents a whole new area to explore

Thank LowTechVacationer
Reviewed 26 December 2014

This is an accessible shallow wreck, between Palm Beach & Malmok Beach, for divers and snorkelers alike. The remains are spread out making for good visibility and inhabited by numerous species, you see groupers, grunts, parrotfish, angelfish, silversides and trumpetfish.

Thank Mi-Dan20
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Did my first wreck dive, and it ended up being my first night dive ever as well. We went with Aruba Sports. It was a packed boat, with one guide for about 8-10 divers with diverse skills. We saw about 4-5 turtles, couple of eels...More

2  Thank marcusp85
Reviewed 14 June 2013

The Pedernalis is a nice, shallow wreck dive – especially for beginners. Dive depth is around 25 feet with great visibility. The wreck is spread out and very easy to see. While diving there, I saw lionfish, pufferfish, eels, and lots of schools. I would...More

4  Thank JumeirahJenny
Reviewed 18 April 2013

not a bad dive site but can be very busy, not very deep, so you spend more time down. Good visibility and plenty of fish

Thank BrianALynch
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Having done my open water and advanced open water certifications with Red Sail, I have a lot of experience on this site. The wreckage itself isn't the big draw at this site, it's the plethora of life and the appeal of a fairly shallow dove...More

Thank Chadd S
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