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Fast FactsAverage Rating: 4.75Average Depth: 70 ft.Max Depth: 90 ft.Features: 11,13
When a hurricane struck Florida in 1965, the 441-foot banana freighter Amarilys washed ashore on Singer Island. The freighter was sunk in 1968 as part of Palm Beach County's Artificial Reef Program. It now lies in 85 feet of water about a mile northeast of the Palm Beach Inlet and just 300 yards northeast of the Mizpah.
The deck was removed but the lower deck, helm, and helm remain intact. Divers are sheltered from the Gulfstream's current by the ship's hull walls and are able to comfortably drift the length of the wreck. The ship's emormous engines and mechanical systems are covered with corals and are a must see on this site.
The wreck lies in the open sand and has attracted many schools of fish including jacks, snapper, and other tropicals. It is also the home to many sportfish such as cobia, snook, and sailfish. Divers should take a lot of care around the sharp metal hull pieces.
Waypoint: AMARIL Latitude Longitude Degrees 26.7878166666667 -80.01565 Degrees/Minutes Degrees/Minutes/Seconds
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