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Miami Area Dive Sites
Almirante - Andro - Antennae Reef - Arida - Army Tanks - Belzona Barge - Belzona II - Belzona III - Biscayne - Biscayne Park - Bluefire - C-One - Conception - Deep Freeze - Dema Trader - Doc De Mille - Elliot Key - Emerald Reef - F4 Fighters - Fowey Light - Key Biscayne - Lakeland - Mathew Lawrence/Number Seven - Miss Karline - Neptune Memorial - Ophelia Brian - Orion - Particia - Penrods Tetras - Princess Britany - Proteus - Rio Miami - Rock Pile - Sheri-Lyn - South Biscayne - South Seas - Spirit of Miami - Stability Reefs - Steane D'Auray - Tacoma - Tarpoon - The Pipes - Tortuga - Ultra Freeze - Whistle Buoy - (DERM Artificial Reef Sites - PDF 77k)

The Dive Charter Operator I recommend to dive these wreck sites is: RJ Diving Ventures

Palm BeachFt. LauderdaleMiami-DadeFlorida Keys

Army Tanks

Two M60 Army Tanks are within swimming distance of the Mathew Lawrence Memorial Reef. They were placed in 48 feet of water in June of 1994.

At the same time that the tanks were placed in this location, the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) also placed 1060 tons of limerock boulders next to the tanks. The result is an area prolific with life. Lobsters are abundant both on the tanks in within the boulders, able to easily hide from their predators.

Although the tanks have only been underwater for 6 years, they look as if they have been here since the last World War. They have an incredible amount of growth, including spiny oysters, sponges and both a variety of hard and soft corals.

You can arrange to dive the tanks with RJ Diving Ventures located at South Beach Marina. Call 305-864-3040 for more information.

Loran coordinates are Lattitude 25 28' 46.9" Longitude 80 5' 23.1"

Robin's Personal Scuba Instruction
P.O. Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
phone: 305-794-1541
PADI Instructor # 26858 since 1987

email: Robin@PersonalScubaInstruction.com
web site: www.PersonalScubaInstruction.com