7/24/11-Pompano Beach-Ancient Mariner

Sunday      7/24/2011

12:15 pm (check in and sign waivers)
1:00 pm (boat departs with or without you)

Dive Charter  Location

Fish City Marina
2621 North Riverside Drive
Pompano Beach , Fl 33062

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers

Required Diving Qualification
Open Water, certified to 60 ft.

Dive Site
The Ancient Mariner Wreck, followed by a Reefs OR Double Reef (Captains choice!)

The Mariner is an ex-Coast Guard Cutter, 165′ long with a 25′ beam.  The bow is pointing towards the Berry Patch Tug (SE). The Ancient Mariner is covered with sea life. A large Goliath Grouper guards the wreckage and can usually be found in the wheelhouse.

The “B” class Coast Guard Cutter was launched on July 7, 1934 and commissioned the Nemises on October 10th. The Nemises was built to be a Prohibition Runner, however Prohibition ended a year before the completion. During World War II the Nemises was used as a sub-chaser and escort for convoys. She also rescued survivors from the torpedoed tankers. She was decommissioned on November 20, 1964, and sold to Auto Marine Engineers on February 9, 1966. In 1979 investors purchased the vessel and re-modeled her to look like a three deck African steamer. She was renamed Livingstone Landing and became Ft. Lauderdale’s first floating restaurant. The Livingstone Landing closed in 1981. Then was sold and renamed the Ancient Mariner. On April 28, 1981 before the new restaurant opened it sank at the dock. She was re-floated and re-opened as a restaurant. In 1986 more than 100 patrons contracted hepatitis after dining aboard the old cutter (don’t eat anything while you’re down there). The restaurant could not survive the bad publicity and went bankrupt. The vessel re-opened under several names but none lasted too long. She was purchased by the South Florida Divers Club of Hollywood for $6,000.00, and donated to Broward County’s artificial reef program. In June of 1991, the Nemises, now called Ancient Mariner, was sunk as an artificial reef off Deerfield Beach.

Dive Profile

Tank Mixture
Air, 21% Oxygen

Charter Service
South Florida Diving Headquarters
Special Rates on BC, Reg, Weights, & tanks 8$ a piece for club members ONLY!

Boat Description and Amenities

Drinking Water
US Coast Guard Approved Vessel

E wind 7 to 11 kt. Isolated showers. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop.

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

Special Scuba Cat Member Rate

Regular cost= 58.85$  or 80.25$ with tanks
45$/diver for charter (includes tax and tip!)
62$/ diver for charter AND tanks (includes tax and tip!)
8$ for any other equipment needed 

These rates are only through the club! Contact the club to set it up.

Scuba Cats, if you own your own tanks, you can fill them for free before or after the dive at Fill Express  a few min away from the charter location
(contact your president to arrange this)

56$/diver for charter (includes tax and no tip)
73.25$/ diver for charter AND tanks (includes tax and no tip)

Decompression status and repetitive dive plans
All dives are planned for no decompression

Special Safety procedures
Predive Briefing
Arrangement of dive buddies. No club member can dive alone.
Dive buddy checks

Emergency Contacts

Recompression Chambers: Click here to see the list
Hospital& Police: 911
Divers Alert Network: 1-919-684-9111

 Any hazardous conditions anticipated
All divers will adhere to the Clubs Safe Diving Practices. Emergency oxygen for first aid will be available aboard the boat, and on shore if shore dive.

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