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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 Bibb

Like the Duane, the Bibb is a 327 foot Coast Guard cutter that was donated to the marine sanctuary when these vessels were retired. Like the Duane, she was sunk slowly by opening the seacocks and letting her flood. The biggest difference is the Bibb landed on her side in about 135 feet of water, offering only 40 feet of relief, and limited bottom times.

The Bibb is not a regular destination for commercial dive boats in the Key Largo area. You can ask some of the local divemasters for a recommendation -- some "6-pack" boats take small groups to this wreck from time to time, or you can charter your own dive boat and head out on your own.

Listing 90 degrees, the Bibb can be offer the inexperienced diver problems with disorientation within the superstructure. Since this dive is potentially beyond the recommended safe diving depth of 130 feet, only experienced wreck divers should attempt a dive on the Bibb.n

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Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
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