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Amaryllis

About 300 yards north of the Mispah lies the 441 foot steel freighter Amaryllis. After being beached in a storm, this Greek vessel was sunk way back in 1968 as an artificial reef to enhance the charter fishing industry.

There is an abundance of coral growth covering the entire wreck. Part of this growth is due to the rich currents that constantly sweep over the area.

Resting in about 80 feet of water, only the hull and bottom deck remain. The superstructure had been removed prior to the sinking and the decks that had been left have deteriorated significally due to time.

The remains of this freighter are located in a sandy area making it a large attraction to marine life with lots f hiding places for large snappers and margates. Schools of Atlantic spadefish and grunts are often seen surrounding the Amaryllis.

The twisted remains are also home to spotted and moray eels and of course the ever present barracudas. There is a great deal of silt, so be careful so as to not ruin the visibility. The current is often strong, so be aware. This dive is usually done as a drift dive, incorporating some of the other wrecks in the area as well. This is a great wreck dive in the Palm Beach area.

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P.O. Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
phone: 305-794-1541
PADI Instructor # 26858 since 1987

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