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Pedernales Wreck

Palm/Eagle Beach
Pedernales Wreck Photo info
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  • Type: Sports, Tours
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.5)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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The SS Pedernales was a World War II lake tanker that was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat en route to a refinery on Aruba. The center portion of the vessel still remains submerged off the shore of Palm Beach, approximately 25 feet below sea level. Skilled divers might be wary of making a trip to this rather shallow wreck site, but the Pedernales is a great way to "get your feet wet" in the sport.

Recent divers enjoyed the approximately 40-minute swim to Pedernales because of the sea's abundant wildlife. "You will see tons of small reef fish; sergeant majors, parrot fish and the like. Look carefully and you should be able to spot an eel or two and I have seen an octopus or two or three," one TripAdvisor reviewer said.

Several popular expedition companies will take you to Pedernales for a dive including, Red Sail SportsNative Divers Aruba, and the Mermaid Dive Center. Dive packages tend to be moderate to expensive. The cost varies based on your scuba experience, equipment rental and allotted time.

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