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Rodeo Divers Artificial Reef

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Average Rating: 3.3333
Average Depth: 78 ft.
Max Depth: 82 ft.

    This artificial reef is located 1.5 miles due east of Pompano Pier. This site is a collection of at least eight wrecks which have come together to assist in the formation of the reef. Two 32-foot tug boats known as the Qualmann Tugs rest in this spot. These boats were named after Ray Qualmann Marine Construction who donated them. They were built in 1984 and lay upright side-by-side in 80 feet of water. The 85-foot schooner, Alpha, lies 40 feet south of the Qualmann Tugs on her side in 78 feet of water. There is also another 50-foot Mathis Motoryacht which was sunk in 1986 and lies in 82 feet of water. This is located 20 feet north northwest of the Qualmann Tugs. The engine block and some rubble are the main remnants of this wreck. Two dredge pontoons are about 30-feet north of the Mathis Motoryacht along with the hull of a 34-foot vessel. A beautiful luxury schooner, Panda, was sunk in 1987 in memory of Jay Dorman. This ship was once a charter for Windjammer Cruises. This artificial reef is rich in sea life and has many different areas to observe.

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    Degrees 26.2311166666667 -80.0671166666667

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