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Ancient Mariner

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Average Rating: 4.9
Average Depth: 45 ft.
Max Depth: 70 ft.

    This Coast Guard cutter was built in the 1930s and was originally known as the Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of vengeance. During WWII, she was used as a sub-chaser and a convoy escort. She was decommissioned in 1964 and sold to several firms before being remodeled to resemble an African steamer and becoming Fort Lauderdale's first floating restaurant The ship/restaurant sank in 1981, was raised, remodeled, and renamed several times before finally being purchased by a Hollywood dive club and donated to the artificial reef program.

    The Ancient mariner was sunk in 70 feet of depth in 1991 to help in the formation of an artificial reef. She stretches 165 feet in length and lies in a depth range of 45 to 70 feet. Because of the several remodelings and the destruction caused by Hurricane Andrew, this ship offers opportunities for penetration at almost all levels. This dive is especially worthwhile for those interested in exploring the interior of this vessel.

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    Degrees 26.30195 -80.0624166666667

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