WRECK TREK DIVE AFTER FINALS
Date: Sunday April 29, 2012
Haulover Beach Park Marina
10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Adventure Scuba Diving (Dive Shop)
3447 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL. 33160
Arrival: 8:00 AM
Boat Departure: 8:45 AM
Temptation 36′ dive boat can accommodate up to 18 diver
TBA – As we get closer to date
- Marin Life
- Equipment Malfunctions
Dive Site 1: C- one wreck (68′)
Originally named Christina she was built in the 1940’s and was purchased by The Department of Environmental Resources before being stripped ready for sinking.
Although novices do dive this site it is really considered an intermediate dive depending on which Miami dive center you choose to dive with. The wreck is abundant with marine life and you can expect to find barracuda standing guard in the surrounding currents.
This dive site can also vary with visibility depending on the weather however it is well worth the dive as the marine life in and around this wreck makes everything worthwhile with parrotfish, schools of snapper, angelfish and lizard fish.
This shipwreck has opportunities of penetration and you may want to extend your dive to one of the nearby wrecks such as Conception which is a 150 foot Honduran freighter just 150 feet to the north.
if weather permits we will be able to do a wreck trek and explore two more wreck close to the C – One……. and you will be able to put your navigation skill to practice !!!!!
Conception, a 165′ Honduran freighter was sunk in June, 1991. This wreck, which was severely damaged by hurricane Andrew, sits about 100′ northeast of the C-One. The stern is approx. 40′ north of the main section which has collapsed to a 5′ profile. Sits in 68′ of water.
White Coast a 40′ Russian tug was sunk just east of the C-One in May, 1995 as part of the Coconuts Festival of North Miami Beach. Story has it, the tug was confiscated after running Cuban refugees to the safety of the United States. All 3 of these wrecks are close enough to visit on the same dive with very little effort. Eventually, rebar stakes will be used to mark trails to guide divers around the site.
Dive Site 2: Deep Trench (45’ to 60’)
Deep Trench was cut through the reef line to allow an outhaul pipe to discharge waste during the 20’s. Not in use anymore, it’s a great place for night diving. The ocean bottom is 45′ deep with the trench dropping down to 60′. It’s about 15-20′ wide, with lots of tropical, eels, lobster, stingrays and occasional nurse shark. Runs east and west.
Time: 40 min
Sit Time: 35 min
Depth: 60’ or 45’
Time: 20min or 42 min
Provide by Boat
at Duffy’s Sport Grill
3969 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
DON’T FORGET SNACKS, TOWEL, SWEATERS (TO KEEP WARM IN BETWEEN DIVES). ALSO
PLEASE FILL FORM BEFORE SIGNING UP !!!
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