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 - 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
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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/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.
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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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.
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!
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 / 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 - 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