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ARMY TANKS

The two  M-60 Vietnam War era army tanks were sunk in June 1994. Although the tanks have only been underwater for a few years, they look as if they have been there for a long time. They have an incredible amount of growth, including spiny oysters, sponges and a variety of hard and soft corals. The area…

BELCHER BARGE

This 195 ft. steel barge was sunk near Key Biscayne in November 1985 when four explosions opened its corners. The barge turned over on its way to the bottom. Experienced divers can swim inside the entire length, passing through the holes that were cut in the bulkheads; a flash light and safety reel is recommended….

BELZONA BARGE

The Belzona Barge was sunk in 1991 in 72 feet of water and relocated by hurricane Andrew in 1992 to 40 feet of water. Like many barges, she sunk upside down. Penetration is not advisable but there is a great deal of surface area to explore. The vessel has rapidly deteriorated over the past 22…

BISCAYNE

The Biscayne Wreck was one of local fisherman’s best kept secrets from 1974 until 1980. A 120 foot freighter that was once used to transport bananas between Caribbean islands and Central America, later becoming of Miami’s first artificial reefs on a stormy December evening. Confiscated at Watson Island for financial reasons, a group of local…

CONCEPTION WRECK

The Conception, a 150′ Honduran steel freighter, was sunk in June, 1991. It sits in 68 feet of water at about 150 feet north of the C-One. This wreck was severely damaged by hurricane Andrew, its cargo area has imploded and the stern broke loose after Hurricane Andrew. The stern is approx. 40 feet north…

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…

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…

MISS KARLINE

This former steel shrimp boat 85 feet in length is also known as the Miss Marlene. It’s located just 100 feet southeast of the Patricia in the Anchorage Artificial Reef Site. Also close by are the police barge, Radio Tower Pyramids and Army Tanks. The Karline has been on the bottom since 1989 which has…

MV PRINCESS BRITNEY

A one-time drug-smuggling ship is now a South Florida’s artificial reef. U.S. Customs seized the 165-foot MV Princess Britney during Operation River Walk when they say they found 156 kilograms of cocaine hidden underneath the deck of the engine room. The MV Princess Britney was sunk around 3.5 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne….

NEPTUNE MEMORIAL REEF

The most innovative concept in artificial reef design continues to emerge in 40-feet of water, 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne, Miami. Wrapped in the silence of the clear blue ocean a new reef is evolving. The Neptune Memorial Reef is attracting recreational scuba divers, as well as homeless fish. Neptune Memorial Reef project is…

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