Miami Dive Spots

  • African Queen

    African Queen

    40 - 45 ft.

    The African Queen, a 57-foot concrete boat, now rests in 45 feet of water off Key Biscayne.

  • Alicia


    15 - 20 ft.

    Built in 1883 at a shipyard in Scotland, the Alicia was a 345-foot iron-hulled, three-masted steamer with a 38-foot beam. She slammed on to Ajax Reef in 1905, where she now rests in 20 feet of water.

  • Almirante


    110 - 135 ft.

    Almirante is a 200-foot steel freighter that was sunk off of Elliot Key.

  • Andro


    90 - 103 ft.

    The Andro is a luxury yacht that was converted to a patrol boat for World War II. It was sunk as part of the Haulover Artificial Reef Site in 1985 and is an interesting wreck with a large variety of marine life and structure to explore.

  • Army Tank #1

    Army Tank #1

    48 - 48 ft.

    One of two M60 Army Tanks placed in 48 feet of water in June of 1994 just off Miami Beach.

  • Army Tank #2

    Army Tank #2

    48 - 48 ft.

    This is one of two M60 Army Tanks placed in 48 feet of water in June of 1994 just off Miami Beach.

  • Arratoon Apcar

    Arratoon Apcar

    15 - 25 ft.

    The Arratoon Apcar was a 260-foot iron-hulled screw steamer built in 1861. She ran aground and quickly sank on Fowey Rocks in January of 1878.

  • Atlantis Memorial Reef

    Atlantis Memorial Reef

    40 - 50 ft.

    The Atlantis Reef Project is a man-made reef off the coast of Miami, Florida, 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne, in the image of The Lost City of Atlantis. The site will be the largest man-made reef ever built, covering more than 600,000 sqft of ocean floor

  • Bache Shoal

    Bache Shoal

    10 - 15 ft.

    A popular shallow patch reef just east of Sands Cut and Elliott Key. Great snorkeling location for the kids.

  • Belzona Triangle

    Belzona Triangle

    60 - 85 ft.

    Belzona America, Inc. acquired these three tugs and donated them to be sunk in the Artificial Reef Program. The three ships lie in a triangle with lines connecting them for ease of navigation from one tug to another.

  • Billy's Barge

    Billy's Barge

    50 - 50 ft.

    A barge and concrete structure that has a great deal of coral and sea life

  • Biscayne Freighter

    Biscayne Freighter

    50 - 60 ft.

    A very popular wreck offshore of Key Biscayne. A vibrant community of fish makes this a great spot for photography and night dives.

  • Blue Fire

    Blue Fire

    100 - 110 ft.

    This 175-foot passenger freight was sunk in 1983 and is filled with sea life. A great wreck fo runderwater photographers.

  • Concepcion


    68 - 68 ft.

    The Concepcion is a steel freighter sunk in 68 feet of water in the Sunny Isles Artificial Reef Site in June 1991.

  • C-One


    65 - 82 ft.

    The C-One is an intact U.S. Navy steel tug sitting in 65 feet of water in the Sunny Isles Artificial Reef Site.

  • Customs Reef

    Customs Reef

    130 - 145 ft.

    The US Customs Reef is located four miles east of Key Biscayne and contains four cargo ships. These ships lie in 130 feet of water.

  • Deep Freeze

    Deep Freeze

    100 - 135 ft.

    This 210' freighter was sunk in 135' of water in October 1976. She's a popular site with local fishermen and deep divers.

  • DEMA Trader

    DEMA Trader

    70 - 80 ft.

    The DEMA Trader (formerly known as the GGD Trader) is a 165-foot-long freighter in 80 feet of water about 3 1/2 miles east of Key Biscayne.

  • Doc DeMilly Memorial Reef

    Doc DeMilly Memorial Reef

    70 - 140 ft.

    This large freighter was sunk in 1986 after the Air Force conducted a simulated bombing of the ship.

  • Emerald Reef

    Emerald Reef

    15 - 25 ft.

    Emerald Reef is a small shallow-water patch reef one mile east of Key Biscayne. It's considered by many to be one of the most beautiful reefs in Miami, rivaling those found further south in the Florida Keys.

  • Erl King

    Erl King

    15 - 20 ft.

    The vessel Erl King was a 305-foot three-masted, single screw, iron auxiliary steamer with a 34-foot beam. On the December 16, 1891, The Erl King ran aground on Long Reef during a voyage from Swansea England to New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Esjoo


    65 - 70 ft.

    The 70 foot Haitian freighter Esjoo was sunk as an artificial reef and sits in 50 feet of water.

  • Fowey Lighthouse / Fowey Rocks

    Fowey Lighthouse / Fowey Rocks

    15 - 100 ft.

    This is a great location for a repetitive dive and for snorkeling. The shallow waters underneath the lighthouse are home to an abundance of fish live and coral gardens.

  • Golden Beach Boulder Reef

    Golden Beach Boulder Reef

    45 - 45 ft.

    A shallow water artifical patch reef system created with 850 tons of limestone boulders.

  • Half Moon Preserve

    Half Moon Preserve

    10 - 10 ft.

    Half Moon was a 154-foot steel sailing yacht that was once a floating saloon during Prohibition. The ship sank during a storm in 1930 in just 10 feet of water. It is now an Underwater Archaeological Preserve.