Pompano Beach-United Caribbean

Just before SUMMER B Starts! Dive Break!

Sunday    6/26/2011

7:15 Am

Dive 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 United Caribbean Wreck, followd by a Reefs (Captains choice)


The United Caribbean The Caribbean is a steel cargo ship 147′ long. The ship was built in 1969 and named the Golden Venture. It was registered Panamanian  to operate only in waters around Singapore. But by the early 1990’s, it was being used by smugglers to illegally ferry people and drugs. On June 6, 1993  the Golden Venture ran aground on Rockaway Beach in Queens New York. The ship was smuggling 286 illegal immigrants from China. In their attempts to flee the stranded ship and get to shore in the United States, ten people drowned. The ship was later sold and renamed the United Caribbean and was used a s a cargo vessel in the Caribbean. The ship eventually became part of the Palm Beach Artificial Reef Program and was sunk on August 22, 2000. There are several movies chronicling the horrifying journey of the 286 immigrants.

Dive Profile

Tank Mixture
Air, 21% Oxygen

Charter Service
South Florida Diving Headquarters
Special Rates on BC, Reg, Weights, & tanks.

Boat Description and Amenities

Drinking Water
US Coast Guard Approved Vessel

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
35$/diver for charter
8$ per piece of equiptment (a 2$ savings)
30$ packet for bc, reg, weights & tanks (14 $ savings)

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

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 Chamber:
Divers Alert Network:

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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