Aruba 2015, Hilton and Bucuti - Photos 5

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Diving 1 - Aqua Windies and Airplanes

The Aqua Windies dive outfit, near Eagle Beach and not far from the Bucuti hotel, seemed pretty professional.
The Aqua Windies dive outfit, near Eagle Beach and not far from the Bucuti hotel, seemed pretty professional.
Aqua Windies courtyard.  There's a restaurant to the left, the equipment counter at middle right, and some rinse tanks at far right.
Aqua Windies courtyard. There's a restaurant to the left, the equipment counter at middle right, and some rinse tanks at far right.
Out on Aqua Windies' fast dive boat, returning after diving Airplanes and Sponge Reef.
Out on Aqua Windies' fast dive boat, returning after diving Airplanes and Sponge Reef.
Dive outfit transport buses are always rusty.
Dive outfit transport buses are always rusty.
Inside the equipment storage room.  Rien chats to someone at the equipment counter.
Inside the equipment storage room. Rien chats to someone at the equipment counter.
Propellors from the DC-3 at the Airplanes wreck site.
Propellors from the DC-3 at the Airplanes wreck site.
The DC-3 is showing its age after a few years on the bottom.  The whole cockpit/nose section has broken away from the fuselage.
The DC-3 is showing its age after a few years on the bottom. The whole cockpit/nose section has broken away from the fuselage.
Descending the aircraft steps.
Descending the aircraft steps.
The ex-Air Aruba Japanese YS-11 is in better condition, with just the tip of its nose missing.
The ex-Air Aruba Japanese YS-11 is in better condition, with just the tip of its nose missing.
The passenger jetliner stands on its wheels on the sand, with the fuselage intact.
The passenger jetliner stands on its wheels on the sand, with the fuselage intact.
Following buddy Alexandra as she swims through the fuselage from the back towards the cockpit.  The seats were removed before the aircraft was sunk.
Following buddy Alexandra as she swims through the fuselage from the back towards the cockpit. The seats were removed before the aircraft was sunk.
The front exits, with the cockpit to the left.
The front exits, with the cockpit to the left.

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