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Biscayne Freighter

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Average Rating: 3.5
Average Depth: 50 ft.
Max Depth: 60 ft.

    The Biscayne Wreck is located 4.5 miles east of Key Biscayne and was a well-kept fisherman's secret from 1974 to 1980. This 120-foot ship was often referred to as the "Banana Freighter" because it was used to transport bananas between the Caribbean Islands and from Central America. It was later confiscated for financial reasons and bought by fisherman who desired to sink it for themselves 250-feet down. When it was being towed, strong winds blew this vessel and landed it in only 55 feet of water.

    Because of this shallow sinking, this site became a great location for divers. Because of depth and the coral covered hull, this is a great location for night diving. Penetration can be done in the cargo hold where bait fish often reside. The picturesque colors and variety of sea life make this a great site for photography. The stern and starboard sections of the wreck have collapsed. However, the decades of growth leave this site fully inhabited with sea life and a great dive for beginning wreck divers or slightly more advanced divers.

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