- Arashi Reef: Around the island’s northern tip, pieces of a Lockheed Lodestar litter the silty bottom of tranquil Arashi Bay. Angelfish, parrotfish, sergeant majors, yellowtail snappers, Caesar grunts, gray chromis, and blue tangs have all taken up residence in the fuselage. The plane’s depth of 11 to 12 meters (36–39 ft.) is ideal for novice divers and snorkelers.
- Antilla Wreck: Just south of Arashi Reef, you'll find the Caribbean's largest shipwreck, a 394-foot former German freighter. Its proximity to the surface means even snorkelers can peer into the abyss of the fractured hull. Covered by giant tube sponges and coral formations, the ghost ship draws angelfish, moray eels, and, sometimes, an octopus or two. It’s one of the island’s most popular dives.
- Renaissance Island: An artificial reef located 46 meters (151 ft.) from Renaissance Island’s main beach is accompanied by a vintage 1970s Aruba Airlines passenger jet that was sunk 26 meters (85 ft.) down. The plane sits in takeoff position; the airline logo on the outer hull is still legible. For snorkelers, there's a nearby sunken barge with crowds of swarming fish at only 4 meters (13 ft.) deep.
- Mike's Reef: Enormous clusters of gorgonians, brain coral, flower coral, and star coral dominate this reef off the central coast of De Palm Island, where you'll see brilliant purple and orange sponges directing a procession of rainbow runners and barracuda. Underwater photographers love it here.
- Isla de Oro Reef: Close to the mangrove-lined shore near the old fishing village of Savaneta, this spot boasts excellent visibility. Beginning at 6 meters (20 ft.), yellow stingrays, lobster, and Spanish hogfish dart along the walls of staghorn, star, brain, and plate corals. Deeper down you'll see morays and parrotfish on ledges and in caves.
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