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Divers can explore the large remnants of a 35-foot oil tanker that was...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 March 2015
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 fish. We didn't use wetsuits so at the end of the dive we were getting... More 

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Thank Fred k
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. I'd recommend this dive for any level diver.

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Leander, Texas
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168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 so see and photograph. They say it is a great night dive but I have... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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

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Dallas, Texas
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713 reviews
400 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

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.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 as well. Very impressive, and easy night dive.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 definitely recommend this dive for beginners.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 for novices and those just doing the "resort course". There are three main pieces in... More 

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