Tons of Steel...a wreck diver's dream!
ADVANCED CERTIFIED DIVERS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW AND MORE CHALLENGING? If so, then THIS IS FOR YOU!
Captain Slate's Scuba Adventures invites you to join us for an "On Demand" - “ TONS OF STEEL” Wreck Dives (11,898 tons or 1,124 feet’ of metal)! This Whole Day Trip is the trip you’you've been waiting for, and for a price that can’t be beat! (6 Diver Minimum for trip to run)
The Wreck of The Duane:
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 for use as an artificial reef. She lies upright on a sandy bottom in 120 feet of water off Key Largo. The mast and crow’s nest, protruding high above the hull, can be seen at 60 feet. At 70 feet. The superstructure deck is at 90 feet and the main deck lies at l00 feet. The hull structure, completely intact with the original rudders, screws, railings, ladders and ports makes an impressive display. Her upright position makes for an excellent multi-level deep wreck dive.
The Wreck of the Spiegel Grove:
One of the world’s largest ships ever sunk as an artificial reef in 2002. From bow to stern an immense 510’ laying upright in 135’ of water with a minimum depth of 55’. The Spiegel Grove is so large; it’s almost like an underwater city. Even the most experienced divers will need between 6 and 12 dives to become completely oriented. New coral growth, Goliath Groupers and the biggest arrow crabs you’ll ever see make this dive worth the wait!
The Wreck of The Eagle:
Sunk in 1985 for use as an artificial reef The Eagle, a 287' conventional-hull freighter, has become the home to many different specie: schools of tarpon and jacks, an occasional turtle and thousands of bait fish. She lays on her starboard side. The wreck begins at 76 feet and drops to the sand at 112 feet. In 1998, Hurricane Georges blew through Islamorada and tore the ship in half. A distance of about 100 feet now separates the two halves. Inside the hull live 2 huge Goliath Groupers (Volkswagen size) definitely a must see!
Anywhere we can! Maybe at the Spiegel Grove, maybe at the Eagle?
This wreck trek will consist of either one dive on each ship.
For more information and reservations please call Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventures at 800.331.3483 or 305.451.3020.