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Playpen is an artificial reef sunk in the Palm Beach area in 1990. It is officially named the "Tri-County Artificial Reef. This reef consists of concrete culverts, junction boxes and old cement lightposts. All these elements were piled up to create a labyrinth of tunnels, ledges and holes for marine life to explore and inhabit.

The round cement pipes make a good swim-through for divers and photographers. This is a great photographic opportunity.

Grouper, parrot fish, barracuda and spotted eagle rays are often sighted in the area. Stingrays can also be found in the sand surrounding the reef. Fish definitely congregate here.

The Playpen is usually done as a drift dive. Divers can find plenty to occupy their interest for a whole dive, or on a day when the current is stronger, you can drift to a site called Rock Piles, which is a great place to see sharks and turtles.

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P.O. Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
phone: 305-794-1541
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