FL Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

Pensacola has literally hundreds of dive spots available for divers of all levels of training and experience. Ask the Captain about his favorite dive locations!

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M/V Antares

  • 387ft Steel Freighter sank in 1995
  • Amazing wreck!
  • Depths range from 80ft – 130ft

Dredge Avocet

  • 247ft clam-shell dredge sank in 1991
  • Beautiful, mostly intact wreck
  • Depths range from 70ft – 115ft

Born Again Tug

  • Partially intact tug sunk in 1991
  • Numerous metal pipes attached to upper deck
  • Depths range from 88ft – 105ft

The Brass Wreck

  • 250 foot wooden schooner from the 19th Century
  • Depths range from 90ft – 95ft

Chevron Jacket

  • Retired oil platform (jacket) reefed in 1993
  • Covered in life from top-to-bottom
  • Depths range from 90ft – 138ft

Liberty Ship – Joseph E. Brown

  • WWII Cargo Vessel intentionally sunk in 1977
  • Mostly subsided but still plenty to see, especially for spearfishers and lobster hunters
  • Depths range from 90ft – 95ft

Liberty Ship – Joseph L. Meek

  • WWII Cargo Vessel intentionally sunk in 1976
  • Some relief left on this wreck despite it’s age
  • Depths range from 75ft – 95ft

Navy Barge

  • Steel barge intentionally sunk in 1993
  • Depth 83ft

Navy Dive Tender (YDT-14) *

  • Wheelhouse on the YDT-14 is mostly intact
  • 132ft Navy Dive Tender sunk in 2000
  • Depths range from 75ft – 98ft
  • Pensacola Wreck Diving Trail

Navy Dive Tender (YDT-15)

  • 132ft Navy Dive Tenders sunk in 2000
  • Great dives for photographers and spear fishers!
  • Depths range from 75ft – 98ft

Oops Barge

  • 65ft steel barge sank on October 2, 1995
  • About 5ft of verticl relief
  • Depth 75ft

PC Barge

  • Steel barge and galvanized radio tower frames sank in 1995
  • About 6ft of vertical relief
  • Depth 81ft

Pete Tide II *

  • 180ft long platform supply vessel sank in 1993
  • Mostly intact vessel
  • Depths range from 70ft – 102ft

Russian Freighter (aka S.S. San Pablo) *

  • Part of the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
  • Panamanian merchant vessel S.S. San Pablo
  • As much as 8ft of vertical relief
  • Depth 83ft

Soule Barge

  • Steel towers welded to barge
  • Mostly subsided wreck, but boilers and deck wenches are still identifiable
  • Depths range from 70ft – 83ft

Tenneco Jacket

  • Retired oil platform (jacket)
  • Covered in life from top-to-bottom, a beautiful dive!
  • Depths range from 100ft – 175ft

Tex Edward Barge

  • Steel Barge sank in 1982
  • Depth 80ft

Three Coal Barges *

  • Three 140-foot long coal barges sunk in 1974
  • Covered in life from top-to-bottom, a beautiful dive!
  • Depths range from 45ft to 50ft
  • Great spot for shell and sand dollar collecting

USS Oriskany (CV/CVA-34) *

  • Part of the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
  • 911ft long US Navy aircraft carrier
  • Recreational or technical dive beyond compare!
  • Depths range from 84ft to 120ft
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USS Massachusetts (BB-2)

  • Indiana Class Battleship sunk in 1921
  • Significant relief left on this wreck despite it’s age
  • Depths of 24 feet or less

Capt. Doug

Captain Douglas Hammock is the owner and operator of the H2O Below and one of the few remaining full-time scuba charter captains in the area.
Capt. Doug

Taylor

Taylor started diving at the age of 8 after getting involved in the initial Scuba Rangers program in Pensacola. She has been diving ever since...
Taylor