Shipwreck Dive Sites

South Florida has long been known for our abundance of Artificial Reef Shipwrecks. These are the sites we most frequent:.

 
 
 Ancient Mariner Shipwreck

Ancient Mariner Shipwreck

Ancient Mariner - 70 feet deep - Open Water

The Ancient Mariner is a 165 foot cutter sitting in 71 fsw. It was once used as a floating restaurant in the Fort Lauderdale area. The Storm Sandy destroyed the wheelhouse

 
 Captan Dan Shipwreck

Captan Dan Shipwreck

Captain Dan - 110 feet deep - Advanced Open Water

The Captain Dan is a 175 foot Coast Guard buoy tender sitting in 111 fsw. She remains completely intact and has many large openings and hatches that make for excellent wreck penetration.

 
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Clinton - 160 feet deep - Technical

The Clinton is a 170 foot coastal freighter sitting in 156 fsw. This is a great technical dive and is only 10 minutes from Hillsborough Inlet.

 
 Guy Harvey Shipwreck

Guy Harvey Shipwreck

Guy Harvey - 145 feet deep - Advanced/Technical

The Guy Harvey is a 175 foot freighter sitting in 145 fsw. She is named after the marine artist and conservationist who painted a full length mural on her side before sinking. 

 
 Hog Heaven Artificial Reef

Hog Heaven Artificial Reef

Hog Heaven - 70 feet deep - Open Water

Hog Heaven is a 180 foot barge sitting in 65 fsw. 1,200 feet of dredge pipe and a small lighthouse surround the wreck, with another barge sitting just 200 feet to the north. 

 
 Hydro Atlantic Shipwreck

Hydro Atlantic Shipwreck

Hydro Atlantic - 170 feet deep - Technical

The Hydro Atlantic is a 320 foot freighter sitting in 179 fsw. This natural wreck has long been considered one of the Top 10 best dives in the United States. 

 
 Jim Atria Shipwreck

Jim Atria Shipwreck

Jim Atria - 135 feet deep - Advanced/Technical

The Jim Atria is a 240 foot Dutch freighter sitting in 135 fsw. Hurricane Andrew moved this wreck 1/4 mile offshore of her original resting place. This is one of our premier deep recreational dives.

 
 Lowrance Shipwreck

Lowrance Shipwreck

Lowrance - 210 feet deep - Technical

The Lowrance is a 420 foot freighter sitting in 210 fsw. The largest wreck in South Florida, the Lowrance is one of our most popular technical dives.

 
 M/V Castor Shipwreck

M/V Castor Shipwreck

M/V Castor - 110 feet deep - Advanced Open Water

The Castor is a 258 foot coastal freighter sitting in 110 fsw. Since itʼs sinking in 2001, it has quickly become home to large aggregations of Goliath Groupers.

 
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Mercedes - 100 feet deep - Advanced Open Water

The Mercedes is a 198 foot freighter sitting in 97 fsw. After beaching during a storm in the early 1980ʼs, the Mercedes was moved offshore and sunk as part of the Broward County Artificial Reef Program.

 
 Miller Lite Shipwreck

Miller Lite Shipwreck

Miller Lite - 164 feet deep - Technical

The Miller Lite is a 186 foot freighter sitting in 164 fsw. With structure rising to within 100 feet of the surface, this wreck provides many options for technical divers. 

 
 Miracle of Life

Miracle of Life

Miracle of Life - 142 feet deep - Advanced/Technical

The Miracle of Life is a 170 foot offshore supply vessel sitting in 142 fsw. There is a 3500 pound, 14 foot bronze angel statue at 110 feet deep

 
 Quallman Tugs

Quallman Tugs

Quallman Tugs/Drift - 80 feet deep - Open/Advanced

The Quallman Tugs are a collection of 5 tugs and dredge pipe pontoons sitting in 80 fsw. Sitting just outside of the reef, this can be done as a wreck and reef drift dive. 

 
 Just back form the RBJ !

Just back form the RBJ !

RBJ - 270 feet deep - Technical

The RBJ is a 226 foot freighter sitting on top the Corey N Chris, which is a 130 foot U.S. Army dredge, in 260 fsw. This is one of the most unique dives due to the perpendicular orientation of the wrecks. 

 
 Just off the Rebel !

Just off the Rebel !

Rebel - 110 feet deep - Advanced Open Water

The Rebel is a 150 foot Norwegian freighter sitting in 110 fsw. Named after the shipʼs ownerʼs dog, the Rebel sits in close proximity to the outside reef ledge.

 
 Rodeo 25 Shipwreck

Rodeo 25 Shipwreck

Rodeo 25 - 125 feet deep - Advanced/Technical

The Rodeo 25 is a 215 foot twin-masted Dutch freighter sitting in 126 fsw. Her masts rise to within 70 feet of the surface, providing plentiful relief.

 
 RSB - 1 Shipwreck

RSB - 1 Shipwreck

RSB1- 110 feet deep - Advanced Open Water

The RSB-1 is a 160 foot U.S. tender sitting in 110 fsw. Easy penetration is possible on this wreck due to large openings in the cargo hold. 

 
 Sea Emperor Shipwreck

Sea Emperor Shipwreck

Sea Emperor - 70 feet deep - Open Water

The Sea Emperor is a 171 foot barge sitting in 72 fsw. She rests upside down and the 1600 ton pile of concrete piping used in the sinking lays by her side. 

 
 SS Copenhagen Archeological Site

SS Copenhagen Archeological Site

SS Copenhagen - 25 feet deep - Open Water / Snorkeler

The S.S. Copenhagen is a 325 foot single screw steamer sitting in 25 fsw. This archaeological preserve is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

 
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Sucre - 215 feet deep - Technical

The Sucre is a 237 foot German freighter sitting in 215 fsw. Two cranes which flank the large cargo holds and a high bridge provide plentiful relief. A great Trimix dive! 

 
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Tenneco Towers - 110 feet deep - Advance Open Water

Tenneco Towers are a series of oil rig platforms sitting in 110 fsw. Three different sections lie within recreational limits and offer abundant fish life and gorgeous swim- throughs. 

 
 Tracy Shipwreck

Tracy Shipwreck

Tracy / Ken Vitale 70 feet deep - Open Water

The Tracy is a 131 foot coastal freighter sitting in 72 fsw. The Tracy is in the middle of four wrecks that make up the “Fort Lauderdale Wreck Trek.” 

 
 United Caribbean

United Caribbean

United Caribbean - 70 feet deep - Open Water

The United Caribbean is a 147 foot steel cargo ship sitting in 70 fsw. The bow and stern sections are separated, allowing for easy swim-throughs.

 

Lady Luck/Newtown Creek - 130 feet deep - Advanced Open Water

Lady Luck