Date: October 21, 2012
You MUST register/pay for the dive before 10/??/12 at 11:59PM.
0800 – Briefing and Waivers
0830 – Boat Departs
1230 – Boat Returns
0100 – Debrief and lunch
Dive Charter & Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
How to get There:
Approximate Number of Proposed Divers
10, subject to chane.
The Hollyhock was a 175-foot U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender built in March of 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1959, she was moved to Detroit, Michigan, where she was used as an ice breaker in Lake Michigan. She later served in Miami, Florida — also as a buoy tender — and in the Bahamas for refueling seaplanes for the U.S. Air Force.
In 1982, the Hollyhock was decommissioned by the Coast Guard and was later purchased by a missionary and renamed the Good News Missionship, where she went from port to port spreading the Gospel. She became stranded in the Miami River, and with the help of the Boating Improvement Program Fund and the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, she was purchased to become an artificial reef.
In February of 1990, the ship was renamed and reefed in memory of Captain Dan Garnsey, a well-known Pompano Beach drift fishing boat owner. Today, the ship lies upright in 110 feet with her bow pointing south. The wheelhouse is 70 feet below the surface and her deck is at 90 feet below the surface.
The ship is intact and has been prepared with large access holes providing certified wreck divers easy opportunity for penetration.
32% EAN Nitrox
Boat Description and Amenities
- USCG Certified Vessel
- Glass Bottom Viewing Window
- Fresh Water Shower
- Marine Head
- Large Ice Chest for Beverages
- Separate Rinse Buckets for Masks and Cameras
- Five Entry Points and Two Ladders
- Spacious Deck with Seating in both Sun and Shade
All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their own equipment including: Mask, Fins, snorkel, BC, Regulator with Pressure and Depth Gauge, Computer or timing device, tanks (with appropriate NITROX mix if applicable), and weights. Most importantly, your SCUBA CERTIFICATION CARD!
The club does have some equipment to rent at a very low rate, please contact a club officer to arrange. Availability is on a first come first come basis.
Decompression status and repetitive dive plans
All dives are planned for no decompression
Special Safety procedures
Arrangement of dive buddies. No club member can dive alone.
Dive buddy checks
Recompression Chamber: Click here to see the list
Hospital & police: 911
Divers Alert Network: 1-919-684-9111
Please fill form to before making your reservation. All info will be used for Emergencies or to keep you up to date.