If you are lucky to have a boat, these Mid-shore dives are a fanatic place to see a variety of marine life. Mid-shore dives are generally between 10 mile and 20 miles from the pensacola pass. These sites range from 65′ to 100′ in depth depending upon the location you are diving.
GPS Location: Latitude 30 08.760′ N Longitude 87 14.020′ W
The Pete Tide II was sunk in 1993 to create an 180′ artificial reef. With the pilot house sitting at 60′ and the bottom being 100′ this create a great dive site for different types of divers. Additionally there is ton of marine life that swarms around the structure.
GPS Location: Latitude 30 05.330′ N Longitude 87 09.640′ W
With the upper part of the dive tender starting at 65′ and the bottom being 100′ YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender) offers a lot to see.
GPS Location: Latitude 30 08.187′ N Longitude 87 13.684′ W
To create some more artificial reefs in Pensacola the Tug Heron and LCM were sunk right next to each other. However the Tug sat upside down on top of the LCM. However in 1995 Hurricane Opalseparated the two.
GPS Location: Latitude 30 05.267′ N Longitude 87 09.550′ W
When you are visiting the YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender) is sitting a sister ship YTD-15 (Navy Dive Tender). Mother nature has not been too nice to her and has already taken out the pilot house and most of the roof.