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Florida Keys Area Dive Sites
Upper Keys - Carysfort Reef - The Elbow - White Banks Dry Rocks - Christ Statue - Grecian Rocks - The Benwood Wreck - French Reef
Molasses Reef - City of Washington - The Bibb - The Duane - Jules Undersea Lodge - Pickles Reef - Conch Reef/Wall - Little Conch Reef
Pillar Coral Patch - Middle Keys - El Infante - San Jose - El Capitan - Hens and Chickens Reef - Davis Reef - Crocker Reef - The Eagle
Alligator Reef - Tennessee Reef - San Pedro - Turtle Shoal - Coffins Patch - Delta Shoal - East Washerwoman Shoal
The Thunderbolt Wreck - Sombrero Reef - Lower Keys - Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary - Adolphus Busch - Content Keys
American, Maryland and Pelican Shoals - USS Wilkes-Barre Wreck - Eastern, Middle, Western Sambo - The Aquanaut
Alexander's Wreck - Joes' Tug - Cayman Salvage Master - Eastern Dry Rocks - Western Dry Rocks - Rock Key - Sand Key - Lost Reef

Palm BeachFt. LauderdaleMiami-Dade • Florida Keys

The Thunderbolt Wreck

Marathon's quintessential wreck dive, the Thunderbolt artificial reef lies upright in 115 feet of water offering 45 feet of relief. The 188 foot vessel, once used for studying lightning, was placed off Marathon by local dive operators in 1985. Sitting upright in 85 feet of water, there is a permanent marker buoy affixed to her.

Photographers will want to investigate the huge twin propellers and descend into the engine compartment beneath large arches in the main deck. A group of large barracudas can usually be found guarding the bow.

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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