Water Factory / Fisherman’s Wharf

In front of the old water factory lies this gorgeous healthy shallow coral reef. There are lots of different hard corals and large barrel sponges and orange elephant ear sponges with a shallow steep wall just at the end of the coral reef.

The reef is filled with fish life and you often find porcupine fish, barracuda, spotted drum, and angel fish. Lionfish are usually hiding in the crevices along the wall.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 23 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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The first reef slopes down to about 14m / 46ft where it becomes a sandy bottom. From there you can see the second reef. The second reef starts around 18m / 60ft and drops down to 30 m/ 100ft and deeper.

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Superior Producer is rated as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean. this cargo ship sits upright on a sandy bottom at 30 m / 100 ft. The ship sank in 1977 and is covered with coral and sponges and has an openly accessible cargo bay.

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In 1942 the USS Erie was torpedoed in this area and put ashore. From the ship a Kingfisher plane was thrown overboard and you can still find some wreckage of the plane as well as some parts of the Erie here. The ship itself is not here and was sunk several miles of the coast.

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A calm, easy shore dive where you enter the water from a small harbor. Nice and gentle sloping reef starting at 5 m / 15 ft. Further out to the left you will find car pile, an interesting artificial reef made from dumped cars, cranes, and more scrap. Sometimes large tarpon hang around here.

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Cornelius Bay

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