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Scuba Diving Pensacola Florida

Updated on January 11, 2011

Dive the Gulf Coast along Pensacola, FL

Some of the best scuba diving you could ever hope to find is in the waters off of Pensacola, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. These waters are home to many fish species including the american red snapper, grouper, scamp, triggerfish, cobia, amberjacks, flounder, big lobster, tropical fishes and many shark species. Also prevalent in this area are many wrecks and reefs, that will excite even the most advanced diver.

Over the years, many wrecks have found their home here. Some were sank on purpose to make for excellent artificial reefs, others found themselves sunken quite by accident. However they made it here, there is abundent resources of diving wrecks and artificial reefs that you could spend a lifetime and never dive them all. Come and enjoy.

Pensacola Florida Scuba Diving Pictures

SCUBA Diving the San Pablo, (Russian Freighter) in Pensacola Florida

RUSSIAN FREIGHTER: also known as the San Pablo
GPS Coordinates: N30:11.329 / 87:13.088

Tex Edwards Wreck, Pensacola Florida

Diving Navy Barges Pensacola Fl

Artificial Reefs ...

GPS Coordinates: N30:11.139 / W87:14.715

GPS Coordinates: N30:05.309 / W87:09.634

Navy Dive Support ship YDT-14 and her sister ship YDT-15 were sunk as artificial reefs in April of 2000, They both sit upright, approximately 300ft apart and are rested 17 miles SSE of Pensacola Pass. Depths range 65-90ft. These wrecks quickly became home to an impressive array of marine life, and local favorites for divers.

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