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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

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Rio Miami

On Tuesday, November 28, 1989, Hugh Downs and the crew from ABC's 20/20 were on hand in Miami to film the latest artificial reef sinking by DERM (Department of Environmental Resource Management), the Rio Miami. In fact, Hugh Downs had the illustrious task of being the first person to use the remote-controlled detonator to send the Rio to its new home on the bottom.

The segment was featured on the December 15, 1989 episode of 20/20 and showed clips of the explosion and Hugh diving on the Rio less than 24 hours after the sinking.

The Rio Miami is located at Loran coordinates Latitude 25 42' 10.0" Longitude 80 5' 13.0"

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

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