Airplanes (Wreck)

A very unique dive, Airplanes is accessible by either boat or shore and boasts not one, but two decommissioned airplanes sunk as artificial reefs. The Convair 240 is a 40 seater aircraft 74 ft long sitting in 80 feet of water (it moved deeper than it originally was after a hurricane).

Living in and around the wrecks are nurse and reef sharks, possible eagle rays, turtles, and lots of fish: snapper, angelfish, grunts, anemones, and grouper.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 18 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

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Navigation

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Deep Diving

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Wreck Diving

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Dive sites nearby

Sponge Reef

This site is named Sponge Reef for good reason: it is covered in brightly colored, large sponges as far as the eye can see. Turtles also frequent this site.

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Jane Sea (Wreck)

A 250’ cement freighter sitting upright on the bottom in 90’ of water. The wreck attracts lots of schooling tropical fish and large barracudas. Deep water gorgonians, sponges and coral growing on the wreck. Excellent for photography. The reef starts in 20 feet of water and is good for snorkeling.

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Aruba is a beautiful and varied dive destination with many different, exciting sites to explore. Aruba is not normally considered for its wreck dives but it is rich in both actual shipwrecks and purposefully sunk artificial reefs, including airplanes!

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Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is a beautiful, varied dive site with several entry points and routes. Enter the water from the jetty, next to the jetty, or via the beach a little further on. Dive east or westward towards Mangel Halto dive site. Dive over the beautiful to find a sloping wall with all kinds of corals and fish.

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Mangel Halto Reef

A sloping reef from 15’ down to 110’ good for both snorkeling and scuba diving and a great night dive location. Lots of coral combinations and plenty of marine life. An easy shore dive entry.

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Pedernalis (Wreck)

This is a fun, shallow wreck that is mostly intact. Due to its shallow depth it is a VERY popular stop for all of the snorkel cruises so be prepared to descend among throngs of tourists. Still, a very fun dive worth the effort.

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Blue Reef / Debbie II (Wreck)

This reef is known for its huge lobsters and stingrays taking their daily “siesta“ waiting to be photographed. Giant barrel sponges in purple, orange and green are found everywhere. In 1992, a 120’ fuel barge was sunk as an additional attraction. The wreck attracts schooling fish and barracudas.

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Antilla (Wreck)

The Antilla is the largest shipwreck dive in the Caribbean at 400 feet long. Most of the ship is still intact and divers can explore the porthole, deck fitting, and interior sections. The Antilla is probably the most popular dive site in Aruba.

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Arashi (Wreck)

A fascinating reef for beginners. Parts of a sunken Lockheed Lodestar are scattered at 35 feet of water. Coral formations, parrot and angelfish surround the airplane wreckage and coral heads.

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The best dive site on the west side of Curaçao, only accessible by boat. At both sides of the gorgeous hard coral reef are two sandy patches filled with large soft corals. The massive hard coral reef starts at 5m / 15ft and gently drops to 20 m/70 ft where it becomes a sandy bottom.

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