Fort Lauderdale Dive Spots

  • Barracuda Reef

    Barracuda Reef

    20 - 35 ft.

    Barracuda Reef is a fairly shallow reef off Broward County that offers a dive experience similar to diving on reefs in the Florida Keys. Excellent for fish-watching.

  • Cape Gull / Robert Edmister Reef

    Cape Gull / Robert Edmister Reef

    60 - 70 ft.

    This 95-foot Coast Guard Cutter built in 1953 was renamed the Robert Edmister and sunk in 70 feet of water in 1989.

  • Capt. Dan Wreck

    Capt. Dan Wreck

    90 - 110 ft.

    The Capt. Dan was a Coast Guard buoy tender named Hollyhock. The ship was sunk in memorial for Capt Dan Garnsey in 1990.

  • Copenhagen


    15 - 35 ft.

    This wreck is one of the most popular historical shipwrecks in Forida and is an Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The shallow depths make this spot great for beginners and snorkelers.

  • Donal G. McAllister

    Donal G. McAllister

    65 - 75 ft.

    Sunk June 23, 1998 as part of the Broward County Artificial Reef Program, this 101-foot former New York harbor boat now lies in 75 feet of water and rises 30 feet off the sea floor.

  • Guy Harvey

    Guy Harvey

    115 - 140 ft.

    The Guy Harvey was a 185-foot Haitian freighter originally christened the M/V Lady Kimberly. Guy Harvey painted sharks and other game fish along the outside of the ship before she was sunk May 10, 1997 in 140 feet of water.

  • Hall Of Fame Moorings

    Hall Of Fame Moorings

    15 - 30 ft.

    The Hall of Fame Moorings consist of a series of ledges marked by nine buoys. Depths at this site begin at 15 feet and reach down to 30 feet.

  • Hammerhead Reef

    Hammerhead Reef

    60 - 90 ft.

    Hammerhead is a reef that extends for over two miles from the Dania Pier almost to Port Everglades Cut. A great spot for a drift dive.

  • Hog Heaven

    Hog Heaven

    50 - 65 ft.

    Hog Heaven is a 180-foot barge that lies upside down in 64 feet of water. Another barge, the Wayne, is close by along with debris sunk to help reefs form.

  • Houseboat


    75 - 87 ft.

    Originally named Duzaway, this 70-foot wreck known as Old Houseboat, was reefed in 90 feet of water in 1987 to create and artifical reef.

  • Jay Scutti Tug Artifical Reef Site

    Jay Scutti Tug Artifical Reef Site

    60 - 70 ft.

    This site is actually a collection of several wrecks, combined forming a wonderful artificial reef in only 70 feet of water.

  • Jim Atria Artificial Reef

    Jim Atria Artificial Reef

    90 - 135 ft.

    The Jim Atria, a 240-foot Dutch freighter originally named the Poinciana, rests in 135 feet of water 4.5 miles north of Port Everglades.

  • Mary St. Phillips

    Mary St. Phillips

    90 - 110 ft.

    The Mary St. Phillips, a 110-foot steel tug, was sunk in 1993 in 120 feet of water to form an artificial reef.

  • Mercedes I

    Mercedes I

    60 - 100 ft.

    The most famous of Ft. Lauderdale's wrecks is the 198-foot freighter Mercedes I. She received national attention, when on Thanksgiving Day in 1984 during a storm, she lost her anchorage and ran aground against a seawall of an exclusive Palm Beach mansion.

  • Oakland Ridge Moorings

    Oakland Ridge Moorings

    20 - 28 ft.

    A series of 15 mooring buoys marking a ledge in 18-28 feet of water with several caves and crevices.

  • Rebel


    90 - 110 ft.

    The Rebel sits in 110 feet of water one mile north from the Mercedes wreck. Sunk on July 16, 1985, she sits intact and upright.

  • Rodeo 25

    Rodeo 25

    100 - 125 ft.

    This 215-foot twin-masted Dutch Freighter, reefed in May 1990 to celebrate the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo's 25th anniversary, lies in 122 feet of water.

  • Rodeo Divers Artificial Reef

    Rodeo Divers Artificial Reef

    78 - 82 ft.

    A collection of tugboats, schooners, pontoons and a yacht sunk in the 1980s now form an artificial reef just outside the edge of the third reef due east of the Pompano Pier.

  • Spotfin Reef

    Spotfin Reef

    50 - 80 ft.

    Spotfin reef is a natural reef with a ledge that harbors many beautiful corals and fish.

  • Tenneco Towers

    Tenneco Towers

    80 - 110 ft.

    Tenneco Towers, the largest artificial reef in southeast Florida, was created in 1985 when the Tenneco Oil Company sank five large oil production platforms.

  • The Caves / Twin Ledges Moorings

    The Caves / Twin Ledges Moorings

    20 - 30 ft.

    A shallow series of ledges located about 2 miles north from the Port Everglades Inlet. A system of 16 moorings mark a broken ledge varying in depth from 20 to 30 feet.

  • Union Express

    Union Express

    90 - 110 ft.

    The 170-foot Union Express, which now sits in 100 feet of water, was reefed in 1992 to foster the formation of an artificial reef.