Tenneco Towers (Advance Dive)

Tenneco Towers & The Conception

Date: Sunday June 10, 2012 12:00PM

 Time Schedule
12::00pm – Briefing and Waivers
12:30pm – Boat Departs
3:30pm – Boat Returns
4:00pm – Debrief and lunch

Dive Charter and Location

Aquatic Explorers
3301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
(305) 851.8180 or (305) 807.2857

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers
13

Required Diving Qualification
Advanced Open Water Certification/ Nitrox preferred but not required if your buddy is also diving air!

Dive Site

Tenneco Towers, the largest artificial reef in southeast Florida, was created in 1985 when the Tenneco Oil Company sank five large sections of oil production platforms. The decommissioned oil platforms were transported by barge and sunk in a straight east-west line, each a little deeper than the next.

Three of the platforms are within recreational diving limits. The smallest of the three platforms rests at 97 feet of water and rises to 65 feet. The two larger platforms are in 110 feet of water and top out at 60 feet. The second platform lies about 100 yards from the first, and the third is about another 85 yards away. The two deep water sections lie in 190 feet of water and rise to 80 feet. When Hurricane Andrew stuck in August, 1992, it caused the two deep towers to list at close to a 45-degree angle.

The flow of tides and currents that move freely through the site gave almost instant growth to a jungle of soft coral that has since covered the entire wreck. Many large pelagic fish can be found at the wreck along with queen angels, Spanish hogfish, and the occasional turtle

Dive Profile

Dive 1

Depth 110ft for 25 min

SIT 1 hr

Dive 2

Depth 70ft for 35 min

Tank Mixture
Nitrox 32 is recommended for the wreck followed by Nitrox 21 (air) for the reef

Weather

TBA

Boat Description and Amenities

They will provide fresh fruit, sandwiches, water, and juices pauches!
There is pleanty of space  under each seat to store your dive bags!
They have a U.S.Coast Guard approved vessel.

Aquatic Explorer

Equipment
All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their own equipment including: Mask, Fins, Snorkle, BC, Regulator with Pressure and Depth Gauge, Computer Device, tanks (with appropriate NITROX mix if applicable), and weights.

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  1. Pingback: Tenneco Towers One More Time!! | OFFICIAL FIU SCUBA Cats Club

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