M/V Castor Wreck was sunk on December 14, 2001. The M/V Castor has become one of the top South Florida wreck dives. This 258 foot long is lying in 110 feet seawater and it is home to numerous massive goliath groupers, also it is a great wreck to take underwater photos.
In 1999, under the name M/V Castor, the ship was stopped on the high seas by the U.S. Coast Guard and was found to be carrying 10,127 pounds of cocaine in 200 bales hidden in a shipment of bagged sugar. The Castor was seized and the crew was arrested, eventually it became available for purchase to be used as an artificial reef.
We put the wreck of the M/V Castor on your list of “must do” Florida wreck dives and don’t forget to bring your camera!
- Type: Wreck
- Min. Depth: 60 ft. / 18m
- Max. Depth: 110 ft. / 33m
- Skill Level: Open Water Diver
- Location: (See Map Below)