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Joe Patti Memorial Reef (Wreck)

This 175′ x 40′ x 10′ barge with numerous steel structures welded to its deck was sunk in July 2013 and is now known as the Joe Patti Memorial Reef. It instantly became one of the areas most popular inshore dive sites.

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Ocean Wind Tug (Wreck)

Depth: 55-82ft
GPS Location: Latitude 30 10.995’N Longitude 87 12.017’W. Sunk in January 2016 the Tug Ocean Wind is our newest wreck in Pensacola and has already become one of the most popular inshore dive sites in the area. She sits in just over 80′ of water upright and fully intact. 

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Avocet Dredge (Wreck)

The 250’/75m long dredge Avocet was sunk as an artificial reef in 1991 approximately 21 miles SSE of Pensacola Pass. The upper structure of the wreck has been torn off and scattered by hurricanes.

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San Pablo Russian Freighter (Wreck)

Depth: 60-80ft
GPS Location: Latitude 30 11.333′ N Longitude 87 13.057′ W. There was a lot of mystery behind the sinking of the San Pablo in August 1944 which led to the local name of “The Russian Freighter“. While not Russian or a freighter, the San Pablo actually spent her life as a fruit transport ship.

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Three Coal Barges

At Three Coal Barges, the barges lie end-to-end at a depth of about 50 feet, surrounded by a field of rubble. The dive site is about 3 miles southeast of Pensacola Pass.

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USS Massachussets

Well lit by the sun, the USS Massachusetts is a popular diving spot. It is located 1.5 nautical miles south-southwest of Pensacola Pass in 26-30 feet/8-9m of water. The shipwreck is located within the Fort Pickens State Aquatic Preserve, which is adminstered by the Florida Department of Natural Resources.

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Pete Tide II (Wreck)

Depth: 60-100ft
GPS Location: Latitude 30 08.760′ N Longitude 87 14.020′W. The Pete Tide II is a 180′ former oil field supply boat that was sunk as an artificial reef in 1993. This fully intact wreck is one of the most popular sites in the area and always has a plethora of marine life surrounding it.

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YDT-15 (Navy Dive Tender Wreck)

Depth: 75-100ft
GPS Location: Latitude 30 05.267′ N Longitude 87 09.550′ WThe YDT-15 is one of two US Navy diving tenders that were sunk in April 2000 as artificial reefs. It is located just about 500′ away from the sister ship YDT-14.

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Chevron Oil Rig

Depth: 80-137′
GPS Location: Latitude 30 04.244′ N Longitude 87 02.118′ WThe Chevron Rig consist of two platform jackets that were donated and deployed in 1993 as a part of the “Rigs to Reefs” program turning retired oil platforms into artificial reefs.

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USS Oriskany Wreck, Pensacola, Florida

The Oriskany is sitting upright on the seafloor in a north-south orientation with the bow facing due south.The uppermost structure of the Oriskany is located at: Latitude 30 degrees 2 minutes 33.3 seconds north (Lat 30° 2.555’ N) Longitude 87 degrees 0 minutes 23.8 seconds west. (Lon 87° 0.397’W).

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