Pete Tide II
The Pete Tide II is a 180′ former oil field supply boat that was sunk as an artificial reef in 1993. This fully intact wreck is one of the most popular sites in the area and always has a plethora of marine life surrounding it. The Pete Tide II is one of 12 sites on the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail.
Diving the Pete Tide II
This is a deep wreck that is a popular dive site for divers with deep diving experience, The pilot house at the top of the structure sits at about 60′ with a max depth of around 100′. You may want to obtain your advanced open water certification before diving it.
Getting to the Pete Tide II
The Pete Tide II is a mid-shore dive and is located about 3 miles from Pensacola Beach in about 100′ of water. You can use the GPS Location of 30 08.760′ N and 87 14.020′ W to navigate towards the wreck. This is a pretty popular dive with the charter boats and can become busy at times.
Marine life seen around the Pete Tide II
When diving the wreck you will see a lot of different marine life, some of them are:
- Red Snapper
- Greater Amberjack
- Spade Fish
- Sea Cucumber
- Spiny Lobster
- Gray Triggerfish
- Moon Jellyfish
- Gag Grouper
- Townsend Angelfish
There are many other types of marine life that are around the wreck, if you want to identify the species you can look at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Saltwater identification page.