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Dive Review of Red Sail Sports/Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in
Aruba

Red Sail Sports/Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Jul, 2002,

by Gil Zeimer, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 209.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bahamas, Belize, California, Florida, Hawaii, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Provo
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minutes or 1000 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Had a rinse barrel of fresh water and tables on board boat for camera equipment.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The "Antilla" is regarded by many as the best, biggest and oldest wreck dive in the Caribbean. Part of this 400-foot-long ship is visible above water and from the shore. The remainder slants into the sand at a depth of 60 feet. Known locally as the Ghost Ship, this German freighter was purposely sunk by its captain on May 10, 1940, rather than surrendering to the Dutch Marines. It was one of the best dives of my life, featuring swim throughs of the roomy compartments, thousands of bait fish that surrounded my buddy and me in a 20-foot swirling mass for about five minutes, dozens of varieties of colorful tropical fish, coral- encrusted surfaces, and an eerie feeling of timeless beauty.
If you go to Aruba, do NOT miss diving the "Antilla"!
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