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DEEP TRENCH

Deep Trench was cut through the reef line to allow an out haul pipe to discharge waste during the 20’s. Not in use anymore, it’s a great place for night diving. The bottom is 48′ deep with the trench dropping down to 60′. It’s about 15-20′ wide, with lots of tropical’s, eels, lobster and an…

DEMA TRADER

The DEMA Trader (formerly known as the GGD Trader) is a 165-foot-long freighter in 80 feet of water about 3 1/2 miles off Key Biscayne. The ship was seized by U.S. Customs for carrying drugs, and was renamed DEMA Trader after the Dive Equipment and Marketing Association annual convention held in Miami Beach on October…

DONALD MC ALLISTER

This tug boat was sunk on June 23, 1988 as part of the Broward County Artificial Reef Program. It rests at about 70 feet in the sand next to some reef rubble making this site a home to many large lobsters. The top of the wreck sits in 45 feet allowing certification levels from Open…

FRENCH REEF

French Reef is one of the most spectacular reef areas in the Florida Keys. There are dozens of ledges, tunnels, and caves to explore; most large enough to swim through. Bring your flash light and dive lights to check for fish inside the arches. French Reef is known for its many caves and arches, easily…

HAMMERHEAD REEF

This drift dive is located in 60-90 feet below the ocean’s surface consisting of a variation massive ledges and crannies reaching up to 24’ off the sand in some areas. This reef extends for over two miles from Dania Pier to a half mile short of the Port Everglades cut. The reef provides an excellent…

HOG HEAVEN WRECK

Originally named Duzaway, this 70-foot wreck known as Old Houseboat, was reefed in 90 feet of water in 1987 to create and artificial reef. Soft coral and baitfish inhabit this wreck, which is impressive for its colorful nature. There are many schools of large barracuda and great photo opportunities. Close to this wreck lie about…

HOUSE BOAT

Originally named Duzaway, this 70-foot wreck known as Old Houseboat, was reefed in 90 feet of water in 1987 to create and artificial reef. Soft coral and baitfish inhabit this wreck, which is impressive for its colorful nature. There are many schools of large barracuda and great photo opportunities. Close to this wreck lie about…

JACKS

During WWII, Concrete “Jacks” were placed along Miami’s beach to prevent enemy ships from landing an invasion along South Florida’s Coast. Following the War, these defenses were pushed into the sea, creating an accidental artificial reef which continues to attract fish and coral nearly 70 years later. The Jacks form a nearly continuous line perpendicular…

JAY SCUTTI

This 95 foot Aruba harbor tugboat was built in 1961 in the Netherlands. Her original name was Arikok after the first settlers of Aruba. The Arikok was caught while on a marijuana smuggling mission and confiscated. She was later purchased at auction by a local businessman and renamed Jay Scutti, in memory of his son….

LADY LUCK

The Lady Luck is 324 ft. long, 50 ft wide tanker that rises to nearly 60 from the surface at her mast. You will notice on your descent the Lady Luck logo on each side of her stack, welcoming you to the world’s first underwater casino ding ding ding ding! Artist Dennis McDonald has created a…

MATHEW LAWRENCE MEMORIAL

Formerly a treasure salvage ship north of Miami, this 110- foot barge is located in the Anchorage Site and was deployed in memory of Mathew Lawrence, a pioneer in underwater video housings who never returned from a dive on the Andrea Doria in 1992. The vessel lies in 50 feet of water making it a…

MERCEDES

Freighter class ship 194′ long with a 30.6′ beam in 97′ Her wreckage is twisted in two pieces with large gaping holes. Penetration is tricky, so watch out for entanglement. The midship is collapsed except for the gasoline truck bodies. Despite the damage to the wreckage it is still a great fish haven with a…

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