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YS-11 Airplane - Aruba

YS-11 Airplane is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Aruba. The maximum depth is 36-40ft/11-12m. The average visibility is 91-100ft/28-30m.

The YS-11 was the first aircraft of Air Aruba, operating between the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao as well as Caracas, Venezuela.It is 60 ft. long.English (Translate this text in English): The YS-11 was the first aircraft of Air Aruba.

The YS-11 airplanes are situated close to the shoreline and can be easily accessed by boat or by a shore dive. These wrecks are simply alluring owing to the ‘out-of-place’ feeling you get when sighting an aircraft underwater, and are truly unique photo opportunities for divers.

Renaissance Island, Two Submerged Planes

Just in front of the Renaissance Island are two submerged planes that make an interesting dive site. The reef widens and improves again from here to the harbor exit of Oranjestad. Past that is the harbor reef, with clear waters and an abundance of extremely high soft corals. Sometimes it feels as if you are swimming in the woods with strange trees all around. At the foot of this reef lies a tugboat, about 80 feet deep, that is the home of two giant green murenes.

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