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Spirit of Miami
Fast FactsAverage Rating: 5Average Depth: 80 ft.Max Depth: 110 ft.Features: 11,13
The Spirit of Miami is a 727 jet sunk in the Key Biscayne Artificial Reef Site by DERM (Department of Environmental Resource Management) on September 8, 1993, in 82 feet of water.
In contrast to the usual explosive technique of sinking ships, she was simply placed on the sandy bottom with a crane.
During the 1995 hurricane season tropical storm Gordon generated seas in excess of 15 feet for an extended period of time breaking the 727 in half. The nose, forward fuselage and wings remain on site while the tail section now sits in 110 feet of water 150 yards to the north east.
Not much of the Spirit of Miami remains. The wings came off during a hurricane a couple of years after it was sunk. According to recent reports, all that is left is a couple of pieces of fuselage. A diver might find a piece now and then, but local dive boats don't consider this a viable dive any more.
Waypoint: SPIMIA Latitude Longitude Degrees 25.698 -80.087 Degrees/Minutes Degrees/Minutes/Seconds
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