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Average Rating: 3.6
Average Depth: 10 ft.
Max Depth: 20 ft.

    In the Spanish ship records, this vessel is refereed to as Carmen. However, today its most common name is Chaves. It is located just off Snake Creek at Windley Key submerged in 10 to 20 feet of water. This is a smaller ship that lies in a sand pocket in a grass bed. It sunk in 1733 along with 21 other ships that were bringing silver pesos from Havana. Although these ships were advised to change course, they were unable to avoid a hurricane, which forced the fleet on to the Florida Keys.

    Although not a particularly heavily used site, patient divers will be able to relics within the ballast wreck. This is a good dive if discovery is your passion and the time is available to do so.

    Waypoint: CHAVES Latitude Longitude
    Degrees 24.9361833333333 -80.5831666666667

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