Ophelia Brian/Paraiso (Advance Dives)

Date: Saturday 17, 2012

Time Schedule
0800 – Briefing and Waivers
0830 – Boat Departs
1230 – Boat Returns
0100 – Debrief and lunch

Dive charter & Location

Aquatic Explorers
3301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

How to get there:

Map it

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers

Required Diving Qualification

Advance Open Water

Dive Site

The 210 foot freighter, built in 1965 by J.J. Sietas in Hamburg, Germany
christened Hoheburg and lastly called Sea Taxi, has become Ophelia Brian sunk
off Key Biscayne on the 30th of December 2009. The artificial reef created by
the wrecksite will provide recreational diving, ecotourism and fishing to the
residents of Miami-Dade County and visitors from all over the world. MIRA’s
purchase of Ophelia Brian was made possible by a generous donation from long
time customers of South Beach Divers, the Brian and Lavinia Snyder Foundation.
They have chosen to rename the wreck after their daughter, Ophelia, for her
eighteenth birthday this year. The Ophelia Brian artificial reef site will
assist in diverting diving and fishing pressure from natural coral reefs in the
area. For more information about the Ophelia Brian

Dive Profile

Dive #1

Depth 100ft – 20min

SIT: 1:00hr


Depth 70ft – 25min

Tank Mixture AIR, 21% Oxygen Nitrox



Boat Description and Amenities

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

Aquatic Explorer

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!

Please fill form below before making your reservation. All info will be used for Emergencies or to keep you up to date.

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  1. Pingback: Ophelia B. & Paraiso Wreck (100′ & 70′) | OFFICIAL FIU SCUBA Cats Club

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